It's been a long time since I last shopped for a car. While I was aware of Nisson's well documented problems with CVT transmissions, I recently discovered that Toyota, Honda, Subaru, and others have jumped on the CVT bandwagon. A CVT uses a system of belts and pullies rather than the actual gears in a conventional transmission. If one should fail, the only service option is most often replacement, costing thousands of dollars. I'm wondering about planned obsolescence and if running a Honda or Toyota's mileage up over 2k might become a thing of the past. After reading up on CVT problems, I think I'll try to steer clear.