Hello all. Over the past few months Ive noticed a winding noise coming from my transmission. I recently took it into the dealership to have it looked at and was told it needed to be replaced, for 8 grand! Ive researched a lot since then and it seems to be that subarus philosophy is just to replace the whole thing as the mechanics are not trained to repair it. I have a few questions. It seems odd to me that cvts are held up as the next best thing in transmission technology; simpler, cheaper, and more durable. Why then am i replacing my transmission at 63k miles for 8000 dollars! Will this be the case EVERY time i have transmission issues? I was lucky to have had an extended warranty up until 80k next time i will not be so lucky. Ive seen that all automobile manufacturers are going the way of CVT are they all this expensive to replace? There also seems to be some debate whether to replace transmission oil every 30-60k miles rather than the 100k mile marker as Subaru advises. Is it a wise decision to have it replaced more often? I love the subaru brand but this experience has left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I bought into the brand because of its marketed "reliability" but this is ridiculous. Thanks for any input.