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Old 10-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #9
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2013 Impreza Premium
5MT 5-Door Marine Blue


Originally Posted by BigFatHorse View Post
I like my MT just fine. We were thinking about the CVT because my wife doesn't like driving manual, but 95% of the time she drives her own car.

I have no regrets. The manual was cheaper and I trust manual transmissions to be more reliable and to be cheaper to fix if/when they break. I also relish the feeling of control the manual gives. The Impreza is not a sports car but it is still fun to drive with a stick.

I do agree that the MT in the Impreza is a little bit "vague" in that it's not as obvious when the clutch is starting to catch as in some other cars. But I got used to it after a couple of days.
Almost the same for me, except I need to teach the wife how to drive MT first. I agree with you on the rest of the points you made as well. Specifically about control and ease of repair.

I've been reading that the stock shifter is a bit "rubbery" feeling, but that can be fixed with a cobb, kartboy, or perrin shifter.

I plan on installing a kartboy or perrin after a few months. I'm leaning towards the Perrin, simply because it's a lot cheaper, but I'll pay for quality.
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