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2015 Outback - Bye bye 3 pedals
Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:40 AM
I suppose it was only a matter of time for them to eliminate the manual, too bad.
Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:37 AM
The automatic has been standard equipment since 2005 IIRC. Manuals were optional.
Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:04 PM
This sunset of manuals came up in another post a month or two ago, IIRC.
Posted 19 April 2014 - 08:13 AM
All 2015 Outback models come standard with the Lineartronic ® CVT (continuously variable transmission), which features paddle - shift control switches and helpsboost fuel economy significantly.
While this might suggest there is no manual transmission - it does not say that a manual isnt an option....only time will tell I guess...
Posted 19 April 2014 - 08:35 AM
Posted 19 April 2014 - 09:37 AM
I knew it - too bad.. Thought there wouldn't be a manual offered since that was the case with the upcoming Legacy. I do like the new Outback though. Not that I'm in the market for a new Subaru, I like my 2002 Forester 5MT very much.
Scooner: "I don't think you can even buy a new pickup now days with a manual, that's the fun of driving i think." ....I think the only full size new 4WD pickup truck with a manual transmission is the Dodge Ram 2500 with the 5.9L Cummins diesel.
upnothguy - Nice '95 Legacy S. My son has a '95 S Sedan. I'll guess it's got about 178k miles. Great 2.2L engine
Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:32 PM
Posted 19 August 2014 - 05:27 PM
I just ordered a 2015 Forester 2.5 Premium with 6 speed manual....6 speed is the standard trans. with CVT optional in the Premium trim level....Forester models only..
Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:17 PM
Good choice. The CVT does a good job in the company vehicle that I have, a 2WD Jeep Patriot that averages 28+ mpg this time of year. I look forward to driving my 2002 5MT Forester. Somewhat crude by today's standards, it's practical and enjoyable to drive.
Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:32 PM
I know they did away with the automatic (replaced by the CVT) on the Impreza by 2014. I also got the Premium version because it at least has the paddle shifters (I found out the base version with CVT doesn't have them). I need to be able to downshift manually when the snow and ice return.
I like the CVT takes a little getting used to the acceleration curve, but good MPG's (any Subie that averages over 30 MPG is good by me). Still like driving the 5 speed manual OBS on days when i don't drive the new one.
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