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I've been reading on-line and print reviews of the new 07 SE-R (Spec V) and none of them address this question, mostly because the review is gear toward Spec V with 6spd manual.

My question is why does the CVT on the SE-R need paddle shift?

On a traditional transmission, we can use the paddle shift to shift the gears on an automatic transmission. The paddles keep our hands on the wheel.

CVT has no gears. So what is the purpose of the paddles?

Is it to shift it from Park to N to D?

Maybe I don't understand CVT enough........:confused:
 

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It's actually pretty cool. It allows you to "shift" though the gears like a stick but of course there's no clutch. You have control of what RPM's the engine is operating at instead of the transmission choosing. You don't have to use it. You can just put it in drive like any other automatic and go. I test drove the CVT in the Altima and it's really nice. You don't feel any shifting, you just go!
 

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Most CVTs feature a mode wherein it simulates a traditionally geared transmission. There are four to six preselected points that comprise the typical gears; the paddle shifters allow you to flip between them. Essentially, its a manumanutic mode.
 

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What's nice with the CVT is that when you shift using the paddles...the "shift" in gears is quite instintanious...where as...in other tip tronic shifting cars...with no CVT...there is a small noticable lag if you will...I thought it was pretty cool when I got to first drive the o7 SE-R at work...
 

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My wife and I just went and test drove a Versa yesterday and it had the CVT Tranny in it. It was really neat just watching the RPM's drop and not feeling anything. It kinda got me into a little bit of trouble when I got on the hwy, lol. It was very smooth. Although, we would rather keep or Sentra or get a New Sentra.
 

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With the right paint, they could be Kryptonite if you wanted. Are you referring to the new Lancers that get the "magnesium" paddles?
 

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This is a gimmick, pure and simple.

"Shifting" a CVT into predetermined ratios defeat the whole purpose of owning a CVT (improved fuel economy and performance over regular automatics).
 

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txspeccer said:
This is a gimmick, pure and simple.

"Shifting" a CVT into predetermined ratios defeat the whole purpose of owning a CVT (improved fuel economy and performance over regular automatics).
You forgot one : knowing your walker will never get hung up on the shifter when you pull it over from the passenger floorboard to allow your new tweenage hooker easier access to your junk.
 

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2001se2.0 said:
With the right paint, they could be Kryptonite if you wanted. Are you referring to the new Lancers that get the "magnesium" paddles?
Why yes, yes I am. Every time I hear that commercial I just wonder out loud, "what the fuck is that supposed to mean?"
txspeccer said:
This is a gimmick, pure and simple.

"Shifting" a CVT into predetermined ratios defeat the whole purpose of owning a CVT (improved fuel economy and performance over regular automatics).
It's because all the morons need to feel that reassuring jolt...or else they think their car is slow. Again, morons. There's no jolt whatsoever when I shift anyway, but of course you can hear the RPM fluctuate...without at least either the sound or the jolt, there is the sensation of not changing speed. BS.
 

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Why yes, yes I am. Every time I hear that commercial I just wonder out loud, "what the fuck is that supposed to mean?"
I'm pretty sure it falls in the same category as "Corinthian Leather":D :D
 

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07blksentra said:
its a waist with the cvt
I just love the public school system, don't you? :rolleyes:

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cden1 said:
Mine is 36".
Mine's so big it needs CVT. :eek: :)

Just kidding, I'm 36" or 38" depending on the pants.
 

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2001se2.0 said:
With the right paint, they could be Kryptonite if you wanted. Are you referring to the new Lancers that get the "magnesium" paddles?
EVERY miligram of weight reduction counts.
 

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Most CVTs feature a mode wherein it simulates a traditionally geared transmission. There are four to six preselected points that comprise the typical gears; the paddle shifters allow you to flip between them. Essentially, its a manumanutic mode.
Nissan did a great job in doing so. When you are bored of the low revs, manual.makes the trip much more enjoyable, especially on a curvy road!
 
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