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Old 04-27-2020, 09:22 AM   #1
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Nissan CVT Experiences/Opinions

I bought a 2016 Nissan Versa with 10546 miles and a rebuilt title in Feb. 2019. I hadn't kept up with the newer cars much in the past several years because I hadn't planned to buy one until this one came along at the great price of $5300. The Versa has a CVT and I didn't do my homework prior to buying it. I was just wondering what everyone's previous/current experiences have been with Nissan CVT's. My plans are to do a fluid drain/fill approximately every 30K miles, what's your view on this? Often enough? Not often enough?

I love the gas mileage I'm getting with mine but, my biggest concern is longevity. My driving habits consist of trying to time traffic lights, coasting as much as possible when coming up to stops, and keeping a few hundred foot buffer between me and the car in front of me so if they brake I can often let off the gas and coast without ever having to touch the brakes. Living in rural KY where lots of the roads aren't the greatest most of my driving consists of speeds in 40-55 MPH ranged. My overall MPG average since purchase of the Versa is 47.231 with just over 11,023.6 miles tracked. My worst tank to date is the first tank I ran through it in cold/wet winter weather in Feb./Mar. 2019 at 42.345 MPG and my best tank to date was 51.167 MPG in May 2019 when it was warm but not hot enough for a/c usage. Actually I don't use a/c as much as most people. Last summer my usage was probably somewhere between 25-50%.
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I am on a Jazz/Fit site and one of the participants saw 256,000 miles on a CVT transmission, Different marque but I don't think there is any reason to fear a CVT.
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Old 04-27-2020, 09:41 AM   #3
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I am on a Jazz/Fit site and one of the participants saw 256,000 miles on a CVT transmission, Different marque but I don't think there is any reason to fear a CVT.
I hope you are right. It's just that reading online Nissan has had many failures at well under 100K miles. Some that I've read about were as low as around 10K miles. I'm hoping my non aggressive driving style and shorter maintenance intervals will help prolong the life of the transmission.
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