I personally like a transmission that locks the gears. Which do you think will last longer? Was the 5EAT discontinued for fuel mileage purposes, or for other reasons?
I have seen a lot of CVTs go bad early. I drove cabs with CVTs and they were always breaking down. They were Prius' however. I've always like traditional transmissions. I too, like for something to be well seasoned before change.I'm a white male so I'm afraid of things that are different along with being terrified of change.
I'm a huge fan of the 5EAT.
This is the entire thread, really.I'm not sure if this question is comparing a gen 4 with a CVT to a gen 4 with a 5eat because that comes with a 2.5 vs 3.6 question.
In this comparison, the CVT does a better job with the small engine delivering a smooth drive and great mpg. However, the 3.6 models are an upgrade pretty universally so if you are okay spending the extra or get lucky and find a 3.6, it's going to be preferred by most people.
OR Comparing a gen 4 3.6 with 5eat vs gen 5 3.6 with CVT.
This turns into a gen 4 vs gen 5. I'd choose a gen5 with CVT over the gen4 with CVT just because I like the gen 4 better.
It's too soon to tell if the issues in the CVT were resolved. Subaru extended the warranty and revised parts and changed models a few times, the older cars were running into the issues. New cars really haven't been around long enough to prove themselves and Subaru has not been very transparent about the problems / fixes.
How is your transmission holding up?I have seen a lot of CVTs go bad early. I drove cabs with CVTs and they were always breaking down. They were Prius' however. I've always like traditional transmissions. I too, like for something to be well seasoned before change.