Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Recommendation about buying a car without a CVT

asked by on

In July I'm turning in my lease. What would be the best car to buy for around 25,000 dollars, something without a CVT? Thanks.

A: I’m assuming you’re talking new. You really...

I’m assuming you’re talking new. You really have a limited amount for 25 grand because cars are getting more and more expensive. I personally would buy a Toyota but try to find on that doesn’t have a CVT, because I’m not a CVT fan either. If they are all CVT’s, I’d still get a Toyota because they are pretty well made and I haven’t seen any problems with any Toyota CVT trannies yet - even though I don’t particularly like the way they drive.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car has CVT transmission, can't afford to replace, can I just replace the entire motor with a used one with different trans?

Hello. If you wanted to replace the motor and transmission, you would have other problems like the wire harnesses and ECM modules among other problems to do the swap correctly. You may be better off replacing the transmission with a...

Q: Advice on buying a 1981 Datsun 280z

Those were really good cars at the time, but that was a long time ago. You are only paying 1,000 bucks so if there's little or no rust, it's definitely worth that. I know some guys who put Chevy V8...

Q: 2004 Nissan Murano CVT transmission problems

Your Nissan uses what is called a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Instead of using one or more planetary gear sets like a traditional transmission, a CVT uses pulleys and steel belts to provide an infinite number of "gear ratios". Unfortunately,...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.