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    Hill acceleration question.

    Hello! This is my first post here so I'm not sure if anyone has asked this question or not.

    Scenario: You're slowing down on a flat road to turn onto a road that goes uphill. As you're turning you push the accelerater a little so you can start going up the hill. Then all of a sudden your engine bogs down real low and your Mirage jerks you, and then proceeds up the hill slowly accelerating no matter how far you have the accelerater pushed. Has anyone experienced this? Is this normal? Should I get my mirage checked out?

    Specs: 2015 Mirage DE 1.2L CVT
    43,000 miles
    Regular oil changes
    I'm the original owner.

    Thanks in advance!



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    Can't say that I've ever seen or experienced this - sorry. Have you tried shifting down to Ds?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 48.8 mpg (US) ... 20.7 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 58.6 mpg (Imp)


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    I have this scenario whenever I return to my house. The CVT is in a high ratio when you turn the corner and it doesn't respond quickly to the fact that you are now going up hill. The engine will be lugging, or it may suddenly shift the gear ratio. After hundreds of tries, I can usually find the right accelerator position to get it to shift to an appropriate ratio to go up the hill. Alternatively, you can shift to the other gear (Ds or B depending on your car) to get a lower gear ratio to start up the hill, and then shift back to Drive.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 46.4 mpg (US) ... 19.7 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 55.8 mpg (Imp)


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    I use "B" all the time in situations like this then up-shift into "D" once I spool up some speed.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.4 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Can you take a picture or draw a diagram on how steep this hill is? I turn onto several hills and never really have a hard jerk problem. Then again I have a hard foot and do downshift for more POWER, Jeremyclarkson.jpg


    Fuel Log: Good enough

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