Maintenance is the key and I believe (without verification) that idling in gear is the real killer of the CVT. The “idle neutral logic” for the CVT is pretty useless as far as I’m concerned (there is a thread devoted to this). The owners manual gives a vague warning about not allowing the CVT to remain in gear in extended stops. I don’t have any evidence to back up my premise but if the owners manual warns about extended idling in gear my thoughts are the LESS time you leave it in gear while stopped the better. Which is why I manually shift mine to neutral at every light or any stop that lasts more than 10 seconds. So I’m at almost 80K miles now with no issues so time will tell.
Originally Posted by AtomicPunk
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)