Originally Posted by A W
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.
Maybe I'm just used to Calamity's caustic words by now, so I shrugged 'em off. Maybe he was a little harsh.
I'm an automatic buyer/driver like you, and I wouldn't buy a new 4EAT right now solely because I think the CVT is a major upgrade. That's all. Carry on.