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Old 02-06-2021, 06:01 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by 89'HBV6 View Post
CVT's are still rather new, in the industry. Even Subaru is giving their CVT's 10/100k warranty, now! Originally it was 4 or 5. I don't care for it, personally...

If I had a choice, and the wife would drive it (but mine does not) I'd go manual on the transmission. If you want reliable, manual is the way to go.

Sorry Stinky, can't speak to new Nissans. My AWD is an Outback. If ya wanna consider, lemeno...
Fun fact: Subaru and Nissan both source their CVTs (and other automatic transmissions) from the same manufacturer, Jatco. Both have problems related to the CVTs. Manual is definitely the way to go.

To the OP...The rav4 and highlander are good vehicles, but they hold their value far better than any car should. And they are not perfect, either. If you decide to go that route stay away from anything that has the 2.4L (2AZ-FE) 4 banger. They love to burn oil and occasionally strip out head bolt threads.
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