Originally Posted by keepclam
I think your criticism was a bit premature... pretty sure Calamity Jesus meant "car
-buying" when he said "auto
-buying"... you know, synonyms, "auto" and "car". Obviously Subaru has to sell cars with automatic
transmissions. The complaint is that the 4EAT is outdated, if durable.
The fact that they offer AWD that actually works, turbo, and an automatic at this price point is niche-like and a nice option in my opinion. I'm not interested in shifting a CUV through it's own gears. Maybe if I was in a sports sedan or coupe but not in a CUV. I prefer automatics anyways. Regardless of whether he meant auto as in "car" or auto as in "automatic transmission", it's the same reasoning for his derogatory terms towards buying a 4EAT from Subaru.