What's what when it comes to automatic gearboxes?

Which 2010-2012 automatics are true automatics and fitted with torque converters, and which are the most reliable?

Asked on 13 July 2012 by peter jones

Answered by Honest John
A full answer would take all day. BMWs, Jaguars and Mercedes are all torque converter autos. Audi Multitronic CVTs were bad for a while. No complaints about the more recent ones from 2008 on. VAG DSGs and s-tronics are two types: 6 speed wet clutch and 7 speed dry clutch. Both have problems. Ford and Volvo Getrag Powershift twin clutch autos are nicer to drive than VAG DSGs and s-tronics and are more reliable but lack paddleshifts. Honda fits torque converter autos to Civics, Accords and CR-Vs and reliable CVT-7s to Jazz. Jazz from 2008 - 2010 were fitted with automated manual i-shifts, best avoided. Citroen/Peugeot DSGs are automated manuals. Toyota MMTs are automated manuals. Most Toyotas are now fitted with relaible CVT automatics -it goes on and on and on!
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