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Does anyone feel like their transmission is dragging on lower gears, almost as if the brakes are being applied ever so slightly? Kind of like the transmission downshifted prematurely.:smiledown:
 

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Does anyone feel like their transmission is dragging on lower gears, almost as if the brakes are being applied ever so slightly? Kind of like the transmission downshifted prematurely.:smiledown:
If you're talking the CVT; that is normal. There are no "gears" with a CVT. The "V" stands for "Variable". But when you are coasting to a stop; 2 things happen. The first is the injectors are disabled until the torque converter un-locks below 20mph. So both of those will cause drag.
 

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It would appear that the drag at times feels more than normal. I wonder if they are other Caliber owners who have had this same feeling. It isn't really a mechnical problem per se. It is just that the car slows down more quickly than any other car I have ever driven as soon as I let go of the gas. Also the mileage isn't great. I was expecting at least 10L/100km but it looks like I am getting around 12L/100km. Again not so bad but does leave some desire for improvement on the fuel efficency side of things.

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How many miles, when was your last tune up and what kind of terrain do you drive on? Lots of variables to take into consideration.
 

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The quick slowdown is a characteristic of the CVT tranny
and is notable in the Caliber but completely normal.
 
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