I constantly read negatives re CVT trans. How many have actually driven a car with one? Being a mature, enthusiast driver, CAMS licence holder, I was put off buying a Forester XT by so called "expert" road testers. Crap, I can't detect any droning or other negatives. In Sports + & manual 8 speed - see you Europe. Testers don't live long term with the cars. Long term Mercedes owner, sits very nicely with my C series.