Originally Posted by Calamity Jesus
Anybody buying a new Forester with a 4EAT has other issues... like total auto-buying stupidity.
The 4EAT is pretty reliable and the Forester has a lot of usable space for the exterior size of the vehicle. While being a few thousand cheaper than the Outback.
Also while the MPGs aren't great, I don't think it is as far separated from the current CVT MPG numbers as the EPA would lead people to believe. I say this because I drive a 2012 CVT Impreza and also drive a Outback with the 4EAT.