Believe it or not, it was Leonardo da Vinci that conceptualized a stepless, continuously variable transmission (CVT) back in the 15th century. Then, in the 1950's it was a Dutch company that mass produced a car with a CVT. But what about now? Should you buy a car with CVT? Or perhaps you are asking -- "Do I have a car with a CVT?" -- Or maybe you're even wondering, "What is a CVT?"