Last post on Sep 17, 2007 at 4:06 PM
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Subaru Impreza, Future Vehicle, Sedan, Wagon
#37 of 46 Re: 2007 subaru imprezza outback sport wagon [anythngbutgm]
Jun 21, 2007 (6:37 am)
The manuals were better. They had some issues with the CVT.
#38 of 46 Re: 2007 subaru imprezza outback sport wagon [ateixeira]
Jun 21, 2007 (9:27 am)
CVT technology is now light-years ahead of when it was when the Justy was around. I know Subaru is looking into it. Whether we will see it or not, I don't know.
#39 of 46 Re: 2007 subaru imprezza outback sport wagon [rsholland]
Jun 21, 2007 (11:00 am)
That's totally true, but I'm sure it makes them gun shy.
Look at GM and diesels after the early 80s fiasco. They still don't have any passenger cars or light trucks with diesel I believe, nearly 30 years later.
#40 of 46 changes that I'd like to see -
Jul 28, 2007 (5:10 pm)
I have a 2003 WRX sedan with 112,000 miles on it.
Changes - not much:
Split, fold down rear seat.
Make the cruise control more user-friendly (I think the newer models have moved the on/off button to the c.c. lever).
Cruise control - does NOT want to maintain speed unless the road is glass-smooth. My '99 Saturn SL2 w/5-speed was rock-solid in comparison.
Like I said, there's not much that I would change on my beloved bugeye...
#41 of 46 Re: changes that I'd like to see - [macksrex]
Jul 28, 2007 (8:22 pm)
The 2.0 doesn't have the torque that your saturn had, that's why the saturn held the CC better than the 2.0 wrx.
Sep 17, 2007 (12:22 pm)
I like the styling of the 08 5 door.Changes I would like to see are better fuel economy.Direct injection tuned for economy sounds good. A deisel sounds good.I like manual shift but a 5speed auto would be okay and give more dealer selection. I would not buy any CVT trans car. As far as I know, they are not repairable, and can have high replacement cost.Lastly I would drive a 2 wheel drive 2.5i. I think there is more to Subaru than all wheel drive. Of course given better fuel economy, awd is great.
#43 of 46 Re: changes [wenhead]
Sep 17, 2007 (12:38 pm)
CVTs should be reparaible. Replacement drive belts, perhaps?
#44 of 46 volume matters
Sep 17, 2007 (1:03 pm)
Some of the Cvt units are sealed, and not meant to be servicable.If you can reference a repairable CVT unit in current use, I will gladly stand corrected.I know that replacement unit cost will drop as number of units produced go up.I know it wouldn't be like over $10,000.00 for an early Audi CVT replacement bill. Also, given a replacement unit would be needed, you could expect a fight over what is acceptable shift quality.It is up to the consumer to know the deal about what you buy.
I would say that if you get rid of your car before your powertrain warranty goes, it should not be an issue.I like to keep cars.
#45 of 46 Re: volume matters [wenhead]
Sep 17, 2007 (1:21 pm)
We should look at Nissan's more mass-market CVT for cost, though I don't have any data.
I did own a CVT scooter way back when.
#46 of 46 Re: volume matters [ateixeira]
Sep 17, 2007 (4:06 pm)
I think we'll see more and more CVTs in cars. The Nissans so far are pretty reliable.