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How reliable are the automatics in the '09 XTs? Are there any issues I should be aware of? I'm nervous because the tranny in my previous car failed and cost $5K to fix.

Do you guys do periodic drain/fills? Do you recommend aux coolers? Synthetic ATF fluid?
 

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Subaru's auto-trannies are very reliable. It needs a 5 speed bc when you kick it down at say 60 its rpm's go way up but acceleration is poor (in the non-turbo). But with only 4 speeds and a proven tranny its reliable.

I do a drain and fill every 8 to 10K miles. Subaru HP ATF is the stuff to use.
 
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