Originally Posted by lark6
This is the biggest concern. If the CVT takes a reliability hit while not delivering a significant improvement in fuel economy (leaving the argument re driving experience aside for now), it won't bode well for sales. Some folks will give up having bleeding-edge technology and better MPG for having a car that stays out of the shop both before and after the warranty expires.
Subaru has a 5EAT as well. The fact that they've kept selling the 4EAT is amusing.. while people still buying them is sad.