My CVT on my Dodge Caliber was wonderful, despite all the trouble lots of people had with the CVT. Even in the mountains, my CVT worked superbly. The CVT works better than any other transmission in stop & go traffic..... absolutely elegant. After 53,000 miles, my mechanic did have to replace the gasket BETWEEN the engine & the CVT. The CVT was a Nissan Jatco production & the engine was a collaboration between Hyundai, Mitsubishi & Dodge. Dodge couldn’t even get a gasket designed right on their own efforts. Anyhow, bad reports about the CVT kept coming. A few years after the introduction of the lovely 2011 Elantra, I traded the Caliber for a 2013 Elantra. Been exceedingly happy ever since. I think the CVT in the hands of a careful driver gives good longevity. In the hands of a throttle-happy moron, the CVT has its problems. Years after getting rid of the Caliber, I met two Caliber drivers who had the CVT, who each had 200,000 & 230,000 miles. No problem with their CVTs ever.