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Max Rockatansky

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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #225 on: October 16, 2018, 04:52:34 PM »

Speaking of current cars and low gears, I did have an opportunity to test my low gear selector on my Impreza over the Sierras this past weekend.  Overall I came out pretty pleased, shifting from D to L often had me the correct gear to ride down 5-9% grades without having to touch my brakes.  The vented front discs and rear discs were a massive improvement over the disc/drum set up in my previous Sonic.  I hit roads like; CA 88, CA 89, NV 431, I-80, and CA 20 on this past trip which all has sustained grades.  Coupled with the results I got on CR J37 last month Iím pretty happy with what I have.  The suspension oddly cushions bumping and/or dirt roads in a way that almost felt truck like, way more soft of a ride than Iím used to. 

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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #226 on: October 16, 2018, 08:19:43 PM »

How does the CVT work with low gears? Emulation?
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« Reply #227 on: October 16, 2018, 08:25:23 PM »

How does the CVT work with low gears? Emulation?

Apparently it has 7 speeds and kicks it down to the next lowest when you shift into L.  Some Subaruís also have a multimatic function with the CVT.  I went bargain basement on my car and got the base model.   

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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #228 on: October 16, 2018, 08:50:47 PM »

How does the CVT work with low gears? Emulation?

Apparently it has 7 speeds and kicks it down to the next lowest when you shift into L.  Some Subaruís also have a multimatic function with the CVT.  I went bargain basement on my car and got the base model.

I usually go for the same thing, although usually that means 'manual'.

Is the shifter leather-wrapped? I seem to remember the old Subie auto shifters having a lot of plastic.
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Re: Your current car!
« Reply #229 on: October 16, 2018, 09:20:31 PM »

How does the CVT work with low gears? Emulation?

Apparently it has 7 speeds and kicks it down to the next lowest when you shift into L.  Some Subaruís also have a multimatic function with the CVT.  I went bargain basement on my car and got the base model.

I usually go for the same thing, although usually that means 'manual'.

Is the shifter leather-wrapped? I seem to remember the old Subie auto shifters having a lot of plastic.

Mine is wrapped in vinyl.  I thought about a manual but they had the base car on the lot with the CVT which was fine with me once I was convinced on the test drive the L shift would function adequately for low gear.  I was a little surprised that the Impreza still can be bad with hubcaps.  There are some Subaru oddities still like the car not locking automatically and certain lights having to be switched on/off. 

 


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