I taught myself to drive stick shift when I was 12, by watching what my parents did. My last stick shift car (which was supposed to be my forever car until a Wrangler rear ended me last year) was a 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth. I loved that car, I loved driving that car. And then I bought a CVT G4. And you know, a year later I would hands down do it again. In fact, I think it's more fun and practical than the 5 spd manual. I use Ds mode all the time. I always get a reliable 1,000 downshift with a flick of the lever to the right. No wrong gear or RPM too high or too low, or rev matching. Flick back to the left for the down shift. Or leave it in Ds for some pretty genuinely zippy driving at speed. I also redline all the time-which isn't hard to do lol. I actually have as much, if not more to drive than my Abarth do to the amount of engagement I can chose to have with the shifting. I'd really suggest driving the CVT and actively using Ds. It might make a believer out of you!!
Originally Posted by 2of9
View my fuel log 2018 Mirage G4 ES 1.2 automatic: 32.5 mpg (US) ... 13.8 km/L ... 7.2 L/100 km ... 39.0 mpg (Imp)