It took some time for me to get used to the CVT transmission too. When I test drove the car I automatically told the sales guy that the tranny was slipping, but he then told me that it was normal, going into a very complexed and "practiced" explanation about it (probably because of all the times that he has to explain it during test drives). So far I'm loving it!!! I'm getting around 40 mpg since my commute to work is mostly highway. You'll get used to it...