Oh okay. Based on my research and findings, after talking to a few mechanics and google searches for days (which landed me here) I just assumed the CVT was junk. So you're saying it's the manufacturer, and that makes perfect sense. Good to know, since I'll be doing serious, in-depth research for the next car.Actually, the CVT is pretty reliable as transmissions go. The problem is that they are made by JATCO. They make most of the transmissions sold around the world. Having had a failing JATCO in a Land Rover, and followed that with a failing JATCO CVT in my Caliber; I blame JATCO, not the type of transmission.