The CVT you do not feel it shift so much. I LOVE that jerking of the transmission, WHEN ITS RIGHT, I could get a manual, but I like automatic.
My mom has a CVT in her car. The thing always acts up and oddly too, never predictable, shift points are all different at times. Its all compputer controlled so We have no idea how its supposed to shift.
Awhile ago the thing would not shift into second at the right RPMS, did that for about a month and then decided to work.
The thing I hate MOST about them is when you smash the accelerator into the floor, the Transmission pauses for about 5 seconds, THEN goes! I could beat any car off the line if it has a CVT!