Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: Forester, LLBean
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yup. I think Sportshift is quite an improvement over a regular AT. I test drove an Outback with the Sportshift transmission when I was shopping for my Forester, and it gave me serious second thoughts. (The Forester's smaller size won out in the end.)
The Forester is my first automatic. And the fact that I can shift down to 3rd or 2nd and hold it there is great. But it doesn't work for shifting up. If I had a Sportshift option where I could control this more directly, I would be even happier.
My dream would be VW's DSG (dual clutch sequential gearbox) with paddle shifters in a Forester XT. That would be heaven! Unfortunately, Toyota bought GM's stake in FHI. So all we're going to get is a sucky CVT (continuously variable transmission).
MY06 Foz, 1" lift, King springs
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