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Manufacturers Using CVT

In response to various CVT-related comments, DAF was first with CVT,
back in the late '50s/early '60s.  Subaru became a player in the '80s. 
Now Honda, Ford Europe and, I think, Fiat are all in the act.  There may
be others.  Car manufacturers are attracted to CVT primarily for fuel
economy and emissions reasons (engine runs at constant, most
efficient rpm much of the time).  Road tests I've read always praise the
performance and economy of CVT, but the figures never look all that
impressive (or different from non-CVT automatics) to me.  Still, I
shouldn't judge since I've never driven a car so equipped.

Mandatory Audi content: I'm glad Audi's engineering priorities seem to
be elsewhere.

'85 4KSQ
'89 F250 4x4 diesel
'95 Z28