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 Post subject: t31 petrol auto
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:27 am 
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Hi I am a confirmed auto driver. I have seen one of these advertised and am mildly interested. Apparently it has a cvt gearbox are there any problems known with these? I would also be interested in the road tax as after 2006 the higher rate comes in but I was told this was lower on this model. Is this right? Hope some one owns one of these as they are pretty rare apparently.
I have tried a diesel auto but it did not suit my life style The DPF came on 3 times in the short while I owned it and the accelerator had a definite hesitation from start if you know what I mean.
Thanks for any replies.


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 Post subject: Re: t31 petrol auto
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:09 pm 
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davejass wrote:
Hi I am a confirmed auto driver. I have seen one of these advertised and am mildly interested. Apparently it has a cvt gearbox are there any problems known with these? I would also be interested in the road tax as after 2006 the higher rate comes in but I was told this was lower on this model. Is this right? Hope some one owns one of these as they are pretty rare apparently.
I have tried a diesel auto but it did not suit my life style The DPF came on 3 times in the short while I owned it and the accelerator had a definite hesitation from start if you know what I mean.
Thanks for any replies.

Well I find the diesel auto is just fine for me, but I must admit the DPF can be troublesome at times, particularly if you do a lot of short distance journeys. Throttle response on mine is instant, I don't get any hesitation. I would imagine the petrol models would be much more thirsty than a diesel. I'm not sure about the CVT box, but I'd be interested to find out. I'm also a total convert to automatics, I've had nothing else for years, but I've never driven one with a CVT gearbox.


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 Post subject: Re: t31 petrol auto
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:24 pm 
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Interesting video about Nissan CVT. Not for me thanks...

https://youtu.be/_fBbNKUSvuU


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 Post subject: Re: t31 petrol auto
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:49 pm 
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Interesting video about Nissan CVT. Not for me thanks...

https://youtu.be/_fBbNKUSvuU

Yes same here ,haven't hear anything good about the CVT gearbox .


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 Post subject: Re: t31 petrol auto
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:23 am 
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Colster wrote:
Interesting video about Nissan CVT. Not for me thanks...

https://youtu.be/_fBbNKUSvuU

Yes same here ,haven't hear anything good about the CVT gearbox .


And I'm (just) old enough to remember the Daf 33 variomatic!


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 Post subject: Re: t31 petrol auto
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:00 pm 
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Hi All Thanks for your replies. That bloke on the video was very competent. Lost me! Seems the cvt is ok if not put under too much load and serviced regularly. So buying second hand needs a good service history and not used for towing! Not too worried about fuel consumption as I do not do the miles I used to, and even less in the lockdown.


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 Post subject: Re: t31 petrol auto
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:46 am 
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Oh are Colster.....................

I had a Daf variomatic for 2 months then changed to one of the first Volvo 340's with it. What a racket it made - soon got rid of that!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:53 am 
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Interesting little read

https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/prof_cvt.shtml


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 Post subject: Re: t31 petrol auto
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:42 pm 
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Norfolk Jim wrote:

Yes an interesting read indeed, I had forgotten that Volvo took over Daf. I can remember the strange noise those Dafs made. The engine note rose before the car moved off, then stayed constant as the car picked up speed. Strangely enough, some of the diesel trains I drove sounded similar, but for different reasons. They either had hydraulic transmissions or were diesel-electric. I drove some of each.

Can't beat a good old torque converter automatic in my opinion though. They may use a little more fuel than a manual, but these days with torque converter lock-up clutches not that much more. For me a price well worth paying. Hopefully T/C automatics will still be around until I have to give up driving, or it gives me up.


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 Post subject: Re: t31 petrol auto
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:48 pm 
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We used to call them singer (as in sewing machines). Was really an odd sensation of a constant noise but speed increase.......................


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