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'14 3.6R Outback
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i've noticed the same thing in my cvt (2013 ob), especially for in-town slower speed driving. I try to coast to stops to save gas, but notice the downshifting feel. I've been dropping it into neutral lately to get a better "coast"... Anyone want to chime in on whether or not this is a good idea, specifically for drivetrain longevity?
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I have no evidence but I'd recommend against it. Especially at higher speeds my car seems to "clunk" when I re-engage from neutral and moving. Also, if you need to emergency maneuver you'll be in neutral and that will limit your options.

If any of you are doing this only to save fuel, you really picked the wrong car.
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