2008 n/a 5 speed manual outback
I think the cvt is a great transmission. It is efficient and can keep the Rpms in the power band for more efficient power delivery. However with the new Cvts with the Fake simulated “gears,” the whole purpose of a cvt is defeated. As an absolute car junkie and enthusiast, I really prefer the manuals over the cvt. (I have driven both extensively) but that’s because I like “feeling connected to the car.” For getting those who don’t care as much about feeling connected to the car, but care more about just usingthe car to get from point a to b the cvt works great!