Originally Posted by skywaffles
CVTs suck to drive, have little to no mileage benefit, and are unreliable. They're the worst transmission choice you can make. I'd rather have a two speed powerglide.
There are several things that make the new Impreza have 30% better mpg than previous Imprezas, but the number one thing is the CVT; so how does it have "little to no mileage benefit"?
Subaru's Lineartronic CVT has proved to be reliable.
As for sucking to drive....well....that is preference. I think they are fine.