2010 Subaru Legacy w/CVT?

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Just wondering if anyone has driven one of these, or knows anything about the durability of the CVT? I have the ability to buy a new Subaru through their VIP Partners Program, which means 2% below dealer invoice, but I want to gather as much info on them as I can before visiting.
 
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CVT codeveloped and licensed from Jatco of Nissan fame. I wouldn't worry about the CVT durability.
 

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I agree, but supposedly the manual on the Legacy is not too good. I will try to drive both. I drove an Altima with a CVT for a day and did not like it much.
 
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I don't find automatic tranmissions so offensive that I desire to be rid of the feel of shifting up and down. I was actually a little unnerved by the sensation in a Nissan Murano. It felt like an auto transmission that was getting ready to fail. The constant feeling of slipping got on my nerves.
 

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That's exactly what I didn't like on the Altima. I thought the car had been abused (it was a rental) and the transmission was going. I have a friend at work who has a CVT Altima as well. He's never even noticed a difference. In fact I don't think he knew he had it until I told him he did. I'm not opposed to auto, my Buick has one and it is nice in the traffic I have to endure, but ideally I would have a manual (and 50% less traffic!)
 
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