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    Hi there, new member from the Netherlands.

    I recently found this forum and already found much good information on it. I bought my first Space Star 1.2 CVT in 2013 and never had any issues with it. When the new model 2021 was introduced I decided to replace my old one as I really liked the new looks. I once again took the 1.2 CVT, color White Diamond. Even though it's about 40kg heavier, the fuel economy is better. 4.8L/100km with the old one versus 4.4L/100km with the new one. It's also more quiet and the road holding is way better, so I am (once again) a very happy owner!



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    A European member with a non-manual car? Outrageous.

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    Yes, but nowadays over 50% of the new car sales ( at least, in the Netherlands) are automatics. Used to be less than 20% a decade ago and maybe 5% in the 80's and 90's.

    Btw, the first mass-production car to use a CVT was the 1958 DAF 600 built in the Netherlands. Fun fact: this car could drive backwards as fast as forwards, so we had many backwards races on circuits with these cars. See:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO-insDVzDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBakker View Post
    Yes, but nowadays over 50% of the new car sales ( at least, in the Netherlands) are automatics. Used to be less than 20% a decade ago and maybe 5% in the 80's and 90's.

    Btw, the first mass-production car to use a CVT was the 1958 DAF 600 built in the Netherlands. Fun fact: this car could drive backwards as fast as forwards, so we had many backwards races on circuits with these cars. See:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO-insDVzDE
    I had no idea! I'm surprised really. 50%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBakker View Post
    Hi there, new member from the Netherlands.

    I recently found this forum and already found much good information on it. I bought my first Space Star 1.2 CVT in 2013 and never had any issues with it. When the new model 2021 was introduced I decided to replace my old one as I really liked the new looks. I once again took the 1.2 CVT, color White Diamond. Even though it's about 40kg heavier, the fuel economy is better. 4.8L/100km with the old one versus 4.4L/100km with the new one. It's also more quiet and the road holding is way better, so I am (once again) a very happy owner!
    Welcome to the forum!

        __________________________________________

        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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    Thanks inuvik!

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    Hello JohnBakker and welcome to the forum.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.6 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)


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    At first i was thinking im gonna ask about ralliart but then i realized its a wrong country its new zealand not Netherlands..lol welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome to the forum!

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