When they were first introduced, CVTs were only found on smaller cars. The first full sized cars I remember having CVTs were the Ford 500 and its sister, the Mercury Montego. A lot of people stayed away from those cars due to perceived issues with their transmissions.
I recently saw a Montego with just over 200K on the clock. The owner said he bought it with just under 20K, and had never had any problems with the transmission.
My questions are these: Do CVT transmissions have any more (or less) failures than “normal” automatic transmissions? After all, they sometimes fail too. I understand that CVTs are very expensive to overhaul or replace.
What cars are now using CVTs?