I was up and out the door early today to give the new truck a try on Mount Charleston. I’ve likely mentioned before that my previous car had a CVT type transmission. I suspected that this simple ‘belt drive’ transmission wasn’t able to handle the climbing as it allowed the engine RPM to go well over what it normally should be.
Turns out my suspicions were correct. The truck has a standard six speed automatic transmission which performed flawlessly at all altitudes today and didn’t allow the engine to run at an excessive RPM at any time. No more CVT transmissions or what I see as foreign cars or trucks. It was well worth the hassle of price haggling yesterday to get the truck price down to where I believe it should be.