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Author Topic: Why do British cars have a reputation for poor quality?  (Read 563 times)


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Re: Why do British cars have a reputation for poor quality?
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2020, 06:05:35 pm »
I'm skeptic to Nissan compared to Toyota, as I have heard on several occasions where the automatic gearbox fails on both Juke's and Qashqai's :lol

That is right because Nissan is using CVT technologly (Continuously variable transmission) on their "Xtronic" gearbox
That is not really an "automatic" gearbox as it is a single gear.

More on the subject : Continuously variable transmission


Volvo used CVT as an option on the 340 series back in the 80s and DAF in their 600 in the early 60s; a DAF was in an episode of the excellent series Bangers and Cash recently.

A friend of mine had a Volvo 340 (or rather their parents did) and I travelled in it once.  A distinct lack of urgency is what I recall!
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