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Author Topic: 2012 Subaru Impreza with CVT - anyone driven one yet ? Back to Topics
Vibe03
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2011 2:40:51 PM

Had the chance to see one in a dealer but not trying it out yet. Looking for a small fuel efficient AWD and looks like the new Impreza should be a
good candidate. Subaru mentioned it is more efficient than the Toyota
Corolla, Honda Civic and Mazda3. It also has paddle shifter. Sounds like
a lot of new technology and Subaru proven reliability
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jes
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:34:17 AM

Test drove a Subaru Legacy with the CVT. It's a different experience than with a regular automatic transmission. At the time, I didn't like it.
Hanski
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:38:21 AM

no
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:36:34 AM

I hear that all the cars with CVT have had early transmission failures
jscdig
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:05:16 AM

Of the 3 different cars I have driven with a CVT, I can't say I was terribly impressed.
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:22:19 AM

no, but I'm curious.
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 3:03:14 AM

no,
PatAZ
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2011 9:37:43 AM

No, not interested in one.
the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2011 7:47:46 AM

Subaru having recalls of late. Their CVT is good by all accounts.
WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2011 5:38:44 PM

Have not driven one.
MatrixDom
Rookie Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2011 9:04:42 AM

Had a 2011 Altima with CVT for a rental last June and loved it, as far as Subaru goes you're better off with the 5 speed if you wanna get the most out of that brand new 2.0 boxer engine in the 2012 Impreza...
KD5GHJ
Sophomore Author Wyoming

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2011 9:18:17 PM

No, but my Nissan Cube has a CVT...i learned new habits and accelerate more gradually and economy goes way up. Used to drive Subarus...they were well engineered at least then. No Subaru dealer where i'm living now,,,
skynet
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2011 11:20:55 PM

Did not know it's out already, gotta go try it! BTW, for the higher MPG, you'd be sacrificing power. 0-60 time is like 10 sec according to some reviews.
ricebike
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2011 7:35:46 PM

no, if priced right the northeastern states will buy them
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