The CVT in the Limited is an extra $150 over the CVT in the Sport, I'll ASSume that it's because of the Auto Stick.
That aside, I personally haven't found a use for it except maybe bragging rights. I've seen reports that it works great for holding your speed going down hill but the Cruise Control holds my speed with only a 2 mph over run, no problems there. I did theorize that maybe it could be useful in heavy, slow and go traffic but I haven't heard back on that yet. Maybe to play Roger Racer?
, Maybe for towing? There hasn't been a time when I've needed to dial my own gears, Drive works just fine, but I don't have any excessive hill driving and I don't run in heavy traffic.
The Auto Stick does have like a kick down switch that when you nail it to the floor it goes up to 6K and stays there until you let off the pedal. Does the standard CVT have that feature? I had heard that the Caliber didn't have the kick down except on the R/T with Auto Stick. Maybe someone can answer that.
Unless you have some practical use for the Auto Stick that I haven't figured out yet, I can't see the need to move up to the Limited just for that feature alone.
Any feed back from others on it's usefulness?