Hi, all! Andy here from Tacoma! I bought my first Forester today. 2007 XT Limited with plenty of miles (178k) in blue with auto trans. Was initially looking for a 5M, but after being stuck in stop-n-go traffic north of Seattle, the auto treated me very well. Honestly, I don’t think I can shift as fast as this car flies through gears. Maybe some can, but also my wife needs to be able to drive it, too, and she isn’t comfortable with manuals quite yet. What a blast! I’m so HAPPY!