New Lancer GT - S'pore better !
Posted 23 August 2007 - 06:04 PM
No manual, no buy!
Posted 24 August 2007 - 10:20 AM
As long as the CVT is designed to take the 155hp (which I think it is),
the manual gearbox has no power transmission efficiency over the CVT. In
fact the CVT might be more efficient.
And the CVT gives the benefit of 6 gears, compared to 5... as well as the
improved response times from gear changes (due to the nature of the CVT
plus the fact that you don't have clutch delays).
As far as the Lancer 2.0GT is concerned, I'd pick the CVT over manual
anyday (without taking into account the reliability and longetivity of
So, unless we are talking about significantly increasing the power of the
car (by modding etc), the manual gearbox holds no attraction for me.