Said this on FB but, I really don't get the anger towards a CVT option, remember it is an OPTION. You don't want it, don't buy it, no harm no fowl.
Personally I am excited about it. I wanted an automatic in my next car and this allows me to stay in the WRX family. I'm just lazy deal with it lol. I like the new styling too!
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