Before I read this I felt the exact same things as you I would also word it as it behaves much more like a normal transmission. we have two 2014s only mine needed the update. thought it was in my head but after she drove mine she noticed changes also. I personally hate cvt cant wait to not own one. im deff going to have both our fluids changed we are both at 21k id rather be safe than sorry wish we could buy the fluid and do ourselvesAfter a few weeks with the new CVT software, I've made the following observations:
-The simulated downshifts are smoother but slower. The car doesn't lurch forward when "downshifting" but it also takes a little longer to engage and start accelerating. Personally I prefer this behaviour better, although for some it may feel a little sluggish. Hopefully, this new programming won't wear out the clutch pack prematurely.
-The transmission is a little more reluctant to "downshift" on a level road. Almost like driving in ECO mode, but not quite.
-It also behaves slightly differently up/down a slope, it feels like there are more "downshift" steps.
In general these are subtle differences and personally I think the transmission feels a little more refined, but maybe a tad slower.
However, I don't have any actual measurements in terms of MPG or performance to compare to.
Why not?im deff going to have both our fluids changed we are both at 21k id rather be safe than sorry
wish we could buy the fluid and do ourselves
Well, it depends on who you ask. Some people, can take that VIN number, and get your name/address, and from there much more information. Now, you are right, anyone can walk up a look at your VIN, if they are there. Obviously, the people on this forum are not there.Nothing personal about a VIN number. Anyone can just walk up and read it if they want.
Yes.come on are you telling me all I need is 4 quarts drain and fill I swear I read somewhere that you cannot buy the proper cvt fluid for the 9th gen if its that simple id rather do them myself!!!