Originally Posted by Stretchmobile
I would consider this as long as the transmissions were lined up on the shelf at Walmart.
Jatco CVTs are readily available in the U.S., Nissan uses alot of them.
Originally Posted by BB Benz
Yeah, but at $5000.00 plus like the engine...... NOT!
A CVT is very inexpensive compared the trans in the smart now, I think the last one I sent out when I worked at Jatco USA had a $2500 MSRP.
What I like most with a CVT is the almost unlimited number of gear ratios without the need to change any hardware it's all software.
The Toroidal CVT we had in our Nissan Gloria (Infinity M45) wasvery cool but the downside to the trans was it didn't like the cold and if the tech was alergic to shellfish the fluid could kill him! Shellfish was actually an ingrediant in the fluid used as a friction modifier in our test vehicle anyway.