Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dutchess County, NY USA
Car: '14 Subi OBW, '02 Subi OBW (gone now, but well loved), '15 Toyota Sienna, '13 Honda CR-V
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I will add that I was not impressed with the performance of the original iteration of the TR690 mated with the old EJ engines (2010 - 2012). I drove a few during that period, and then again in 2013 as CPO vehicles, and they didn't coast well when you lifted off the pedal. There were other quirks as well related to hanging on to a set RPM for too long during acceleration.
In the summer/fall of 2013 I gave them a try again, and the FB engine mated to the TR580 changed my mind. I tried a CPO 2011 back to back with a new one and came to the conclusion that while it still felt 'different' from a conventional autobox, it had decent overall performance and driveability. I ended up buying a new delivery 2014 that September.
Now as you know, I've had plenty of complaints about my 2014. Overall driveability has sucked and the car has been in multiple times to two dealers with only limited relief thanks to two ECU/TCU software updates.
Who knew that the root cause of the issues was a consistently OVERFILLED crankcase??
I love my OBW now! How many others out there are unhappy with how their Subaru performs, but have no idea why and are blaming it on the CVT?
2002 OBW base model with automatic. Added: CD player, Security System, tweeters & subwoofer, trailer hitch, lighting mods, cabin filters, hood deflector, drivers lumbar mods, winter tires.
2014 OBW Premium, CVT & Moonroof. Added: trailer hitch, lighting mods, upgraded horn, winter tire/wheel/TPMS package.