I just wanted to say "hi" as I intend to follow your forum in the future. I am interested in the new WRX for a couple of reasons: AWD (winters in Wisconsin) and the CVT. Regarding the auto transmission, I have several college-aged kids who may need to drive it and secondly I have had a CVT in a Ford Freestyle for the past 8 years (with 200000+ miles) and really like it. I've studied Subarus for a long time and the 2015 WRX looks to be a great all-rounder. I've never owned a WRX but I look forward to test-driving one in the future. Present cars include the aforementioned Freestyle, a 2011 Fiesta SES and a 2014 Fiesta ST with mountune mods.