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Old 01-07-2019, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default Getting a WRX as a family car: CVT or Manual?

So my wife has finally accepted that I like cars and should get something I enjoy driving. I have a 2018 Outback 3.6R right now and it would go to her when I get a '19 WRX. Don't get me wrong, the Outback is an awesome vehicle, but I have always felt this void as a car enthusiast and enjoy a lower ride and taking corners without body roll.

We have 2 kids, a 5 y/o and 1 y/o, so I'm looking for others out there with a WRX and kids to get opinions. The wife argues that a CVT would be better (and then it would have the eyesight option for safety), but I just love feeling connected to the car when driving manual.

Can other owners give me their thoughts on CVT vs. Manual as a family car? Really would appreciate it since I'm no good with choices.......obviously!
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:47 AM   #2
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I felt the same about our Forester XT as you do about your Outback. Bought a used STI and my wife dailies the foz, which we also use for family outings (it has eyesight).

Personally I dislike the CVT in the forester and wouldnít want one in my ďsportsĒ car. Get a stick!
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:50 PM   #3
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If you like a low car that corners well why not just get the cvt in the regular Impreza?

Iím guessing you want something that accelerates really fast?

The cvt is super smooth I will say and you can let your wife drive it if she needs to.

I find my 12í Impreza a bit small for kids we always take my wifeís grand Cherokee if we have the kids with us. Not sure if the new model is much bigger on the inside.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:54 PM   #4
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why is this even a debate?
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:05 PM   #5
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I dont know about you but I dont spend $30k without getting what I want... as long as its an option.

I dont think youll ever regret buying the manual unless you end up doing nothing other than sitting in traffic.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:18 PM   #6
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Sounds like he has his mind up already anyways.
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:07 AM   #7
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Yep, thanks for the input guys. I'll be picking up a 2019 Lapis Blue Pearl 6MT WRX tomorrow! Can't wait!
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:44 AM   #8
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I donít really think of wrx=family car, we got by with 2 kids in the back of my impreza and it was cramped, but it is manageable

But if a manual is an option, then there isnít an option. Luckily my wife supports this feeling
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:08 PM   #9
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Agree that it isnít a family car, just a bit too small. Especially in the back not bad for around town but a road trip just isnít feasible
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