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Old 03-14-2019, 01:59 PM
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Hi everyone,
I recently got a '15 Accord LX with a CVT, and while I enjoy how the car rides, I hate the CVT itself. Would it be feasible to replace the CVT with either the manual or the automatic, or would it require significant body work, extra parts, and lots more money than just purchasing the transmission?
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:29 PM
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That's such a new car that I cannot imagine it's financially sensible to swap it versus selling it and buying one with a manual transmission already.

If you're asking this question I'm assuming it means you're planning on paying someone to do the work which makes it even more cost prohibitive.
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If you can't sell the CVT, and buy a manual with the proceeds, you're probably stuck with it. Swapping engines, and transmissions is nothing like the old days (90's). Everything connected to the transmissions is different, like computers, sensors, wiring harnesses, etc. Even if you had a free donor car, it's just too much work IMO.
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Originally Posted by dmandras View Post
Hi everyone,
I recently got a '15 Accord LX with a CVT, and while I enjoy how the car rides, I hate the CVT itself.
Can you elaborate on why you hate the CVT? Perhaps you just need to allow more time to get used to it.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by dderolph View Post
Can you elaborate on why you hate the CVT? Perhaps you just need to allow more time to get used to it.
Sure thing. I really dislike how slow it is to 60, and I've seen that the manual (in ideal conditions) can be almost 2 seconds faster to 60 than the CVT. Along with that, when I have it floored, hearing the engine pegged close to the redline doesn't sound great to me. I also have these random shudders around low speeds or when I advance the throttle, which do distract from the otherwise excellent driving experience. Lastly, I very much dislike how the car will continue to accelerate while the engine sits at a constant RPM, which I sometimes don't pick up on, and it throws me off very often.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by BLKFLSH View Post
If you can't sell the CVT, and buy a manual with the proceeds, you're probably stuck with it. Swapping engines, and transmissions is nothing like the old days (90's). Everything connected to the transmissions is different, like computers, sensors, wiring harnesses, etc. Even if you had a free donor car, it's just too much work IMO.
That's a shame. I really do enjoy the car as a whole, it's just that the CVT detracts from the experience for me for the reasons above this message.
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