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Im having some buyers remorse worries!

I wouldn't really call it buyers remorse, but more like buyers worry remorse.

Essentially I own a 2014 Civic Sedan, however this is the first model year of the Civic that has a CVT. And i've heard some horror stories. I have owned the car for 7 days....but it's honestly starting to worry me for in the future, since CVT technology isn't exactly "modern" i suppose. Plus I know Nissan had a TON of problems with it.

Im wondering if i've made a mistake? The CVT FEELS nice...but man I dunno. Anyone know anything about the Honda CVTs?
 

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It's new to the Civic, so no one will really able to help you, only time will tell but you gotta realize that it's Honda, very reliable and you have warranty for a reason, if you're not feeling any issues and nothings happening then there really isn't a point to worrying about it... AT ALL!!!! :) Enjoy the new car, post up pics, and have fun with it.
 

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yeah I mean it is new, but haven't the Hybrids had CVTs?

Im REALLY REALLY scared to rev this car tbh. Because of the CVT.
 

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They are new and have yet to be proven long term. My brother has a 2013 Accord with the CVT, which I'm not sure if it's the same used in the Civic, and he's had zero issues so far. He has owned the car for about a year now.

Honestly, I would say don't worry about it too much. Realize you are driving a Honda. They are made to last. And if you still can't sleep at night over it then just buy an extended powertrain warranty when the factory warranty is over.


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yeah I mean it is new, but haven't the Hybrids had CVTs?

Im REALLY REALLY scared to rev this car tbh. Because of the CVT.
Let 'er rip! ;) my brother drives it like he stole it and nothing so far.




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If anyone can make a trouble free car with a new (for them) technology, Honda can.
 

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Just trade it in for a stick shift problem solved lol j/k.

Seriously I wouldn't lose sleep over it, Honda's are generally very reliable. My recommendation is just to enjoy the new car and new car smell and if something unforeseen does happen than live and learn.;)
 

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Yeah I mean I don't think Honda would put something SO unreliable or unproven in their flagship car, seems like that'd be insanely risky. Plus..it has been in the Hybrids. Just scared to press on the gas too hard lol. Im afraid the tranny might go out haha.
 

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My 2011 CR-Z had the CVT and I put 98,000 miles on it in 3 years with zero issues. I was happy to get my new 2014 with the CVT. Don't worry about it, enjoy it!
 

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I would have the same worries but Honda has the same worries.Just continue to enjoy your car and let Honda sweat the potential problems.
 

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Post you comments,problems and help-full information thread all about the Civic CVT.
 

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, seems like that'd be insanely risky.
Risky but also expensive. Recalls and repairs are expensive so it is in there best interest to put forward a reliable product.
 

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This was a concern of mine. When I purchased my 2013 EX last September, I was first thinking about holding off for the 2014. But once I had confirmation that Honda was
going with the CVT for 2014, I quickly decided to go with the 2013, the LAST year for standard 5 speed automatic.

I just cant get pass that whining, droning sound that the CVT makes...I love to feel the smooth shift points of the Honda 5 speed automatic!
 

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The CVT in the 2014 Civic is a second generation Honda CVT. It's been being tested for over two years. The same design was put into the 2013 Accord and had one issue, which was corrected within two months. The Accord CVT would sometimes "stutter" on low speed launch. They fixed it with new shift solenoids and a firmware change. Yeah, I own a '13 Civic, but the CVT in a '14 wouldn''t have stopped me from buying one.
 

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Here is another way of looking at it.

If there is one car around here that os more popular than Honda Civics and Accords put together, it is Nissan's Altima, which has had CVT since 2007. There are tons of them around here.

I'm thinking that if the CVT was that bad, then there wouldn't be so many of these cars around, as word would spread.

But then again, with the ridiculous lease deals Nissan offers, many people would jump at it, anyway, and most people don't do any research, as well.

Oh well, so much for that theory. ;)
 

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But then again with the ridiculous lease deals Nissan offers, many people would jump at it, anyway, and most people don't do any research, as well.

Oh well, so much for that theory. ;)
Yeah money talks.......where have I heard that before.:2cents:
 

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Scotty,

Nissan has had lots of issues with their CVT tranny. Take for example the Nissan store I work for, averaged size... and yet, factory has to give us a refund for about 10-15 new CVTs every month; sometimes even more.

Now, with this I don't mean to scare the OP. We all know Honda's quality is higher. Nevertheless, the possibility of running into an issue is still there(whether big or small) especially this being the first year on a Civic. If you're so scared as to not even wanting to rev the car, then just do what I told you before: buy an extended powertrain warranty for however long you consider necessary or you believe you'll be keeping the vehicle after the factory warranty is over.


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OP Im gonna merge your thread with a CVT only thread I have started in the Mechanical-drive train section
 
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