I was in the same boat, thinking about CVTs. Had never driven one, but wasn't a fan. My 2010 Santa Fe had a 6 speed auto. My 2021 Forester was the first one I had driven. My test drive was 40 miles and I was sold. I thought if you didn't know it was a CVT you wouldn't know from the way it behaved. Now almost 4000 miles in I have found it to be peppy and economical. My Forester comes close to matching the mpg of my 2013 Honda Fit manual. Pleased to read Slothman's reply citing the robust Subaru CVT.I'm in the market for a new vehicle and am looking at the 2021 Forester, as I was looking at the specs I noticed that it has a CVT. This set off alarms in my head because a buddy of mine just had one go in his Nissan at 56000 miles. Doing some research showed the Nissan has known for years that there tranny is only good for around 60000, they know it but aren't willing to do anything to fix it. I also see that Subaru had it's own issues with the CVT but at least they extended the warranties of the effected vehicles. I'm just wondering if there have been any issues with Suburu's CVT in the latest models?