My father has a 03 baja and getting into 2nd without making the car kinda hesitate is not that easy. I have had 3 stick cars for a total of 7 years of driving a manual and he has 30yrs + including the old country and he cant figure out how to hit 2nd perfectly time after time either. Is this only us or is it that we are used to driving vw and audi's for way too long and its a whole diff ball game driving a subaru stick. Help me out here please!!! I would also like to say that overall Subaru makes a great car and this def will not be the last one.