Continually Variable Transmission. That’s what CVT stands for, although in the mind of the car-buying public – especially South Africans and Namibians – it also stands for irritating noises and dragged-out power delivery. NamWheels compares identical cars with vastly different gearboxes…
Hurray, another rant about gearboxes
This one’s been steaming in my grey matter for a while and never really bothered me that much until recently. Here goes: why do brawny sports cars have nineteen gears and underpowered city hatchbacks have, like, three?
Dual-clutch gearboxes are rubbish
There, I said it. Somebody had to, eventually, although I’ve been preaching this for what seems like a decade. DSG, DCT, S-tronic, MCT, it doesn’t matter what you call an automatic shifter with more than one clutch – they’re fairly terrible most of the time.