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Hello. I ordered a white Sport 6 speed on July 11th. Expect to see it sometime near Christmas. [Wow! That's a long time!] Having read one thing after another about 'rev hang'... I'm worried.

QUESTION: If you could go back in time... would you buy your Crosstrek with a manual transmission again?

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I just picked up a 2022 6 -Speed Crosstrek Premium. Slow as hell, missing too many gauges etc. And guess what...I love it. I drive a manual 911 GTS and a manual Golf R. I jump into the Subaru and the rev hang does not bother me at all. I agree with the others that it is not something to worry about. I would purchase another(6 -speed) without hesitation.
 

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0 ZERO issue with "rev hang". My 22 6MT NEVER bothers me with rev hang. A few microseconds adjustment while shifting is perfect. Learn to shift it as is and works great. Low HP is no big deal and "rev hang" is a soap opera bologna.
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34mpg on hwy and 22 in town. Dig the low hp car and looking forward to winter. 100% HAPPY with my 22 6MT Crossie.

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0 ZERO issue with "rev hang". My 22 6MT NEVER bothers me with rev hang. A few microseconds adjustment while shifting is perfect. Learn to shift it as is and works great. Low HP is no big deal and "rev hang" is a soap opera bologna.
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34mpg on hwy and 22 in town. Dig the low hp car and looking forward to winter. 100% HAPPY with my 22 6MT Crossie.

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Agree with you on all points here. Although I've never achieved 34mpg with mine, more like 30 at best. You must drive at the speed limit or below. ;)

I got a laugh out of "soap opera balogna" :ROFLMAO:
 
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I just picked up a 2022 6 -Speed Crosstrek Premium. Slow as hell, missing too many gauges etc. And guess what...I love it. I drive a manual 911 GTS and a manual Golf R. I jump into the Subaru and the rev hang does not bother me at all. I agree with the others that it is not something to worry about. I would purchase another(6 -speed) without hesitation.
This is great to hear! I’m coming from a manual GTI (MK6, stage 1 tune) and just ordered a 2023 6MT Crosstrek.

I test drove the CVT before purchase, but of course there were no manuals available to try. Bit of a gamble, but I was pretty confident it would be fine.
 

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This is great to hear! I’m coming from a manual GTI (MK6, stage 1 tune) and just ordered a 2023 6MT Crosstrek.

I test drove the CVT before purchase, but of course there were no manuals available to try. Bit of a gamble, but I was pretty confident it would be fine.
Same here! I have never driven a manual Crosstrek but I ordered one any way. But I'm even a bigger gambler than you are. I've never driven the CVT Crosstrek either! lol A bit of a gamble for sure!
 

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Same here! I have never driven a manual Crosstrek but I ordered one any way. But I'm even a bigger gambler than you are. I've never driven the CVT Crosstrek either! lol A bit of a gamble for sure!
We’ll have to compare notes when we get them! I ordered mine on July 9 and was told to expect it in “6-7 months.” That would be January or February, but I hope they were being conservative. Seems like the wait shouldn’t be quite that long.

I was surprised that the dealer had three Crosstreks on the lot: none for sale, but two available for test drives and one more in the showroom.
 

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We’ll have to compare notes when we get them! I ordered mine on July 9 and was told to expect it in “6-7 months.” That would be January or February, but I hope they were being conservative. Seems like the wait shouldn’t be quite that long.

I was surprised that the dealer had three Crosstreks on the lot: none for sale, but two available for test drives and one more in the showroom.
I ordered a 6 Speed Premium CrossTrek and a 6 Speed Limited WRX on May 5th. They both came in on July 15 th. BTW I didn't take the WRX. It needs adaptive suspension badly. My Golf R puts it to shame. No offense to WRX owners. The Crosstrek was for my son. I liked it so much, I have to order another one for him now. I don't understand why you have to wait so long .
 

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I ordered a 6 Speed Premium CrossTrek and a 6 Speed Limited WRX on May 5th. They both came in on July 15 th. BTW I didn't take the WRX. It needs adaptive suspension badly. My Golf R puts it to shame. No offense to WRX owners. The Crosstrek was for my son. I liked it so much, I have to order another one for him now. I don't understand why you have to wait so long .
Did you lose a deposit when you declined to take the WRX?
 

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And I didn't even ask for a refund.
I guess they know they won't have any trouble selling it in this economy. Right now, they're making money hand over fist with markups over MSRP.
 

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No markup at my dealer. They stated the owner refuses to piss off potential life long customers. This is the correct way of purchasing/transactions of motor vehicles. They did sell the manual WRX within days.
 

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No markup at my dealer. They stated the owner refuses to piss off potential life long customers. This is the correct way of purchasing/transactions of motor vehicles. They did sell the manual WRX within days.
I agree. Unfortunately, the dealers around here don't agree. A friend went to two dealers around here looking for an Outback. Both marked up their cars over MSRP. He walked out and found a dealer 2 hours north of here in VT willing to sell him an Outback at MSRP.
 

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We’ll have to compare notes when we get them! I ordered mine on July 9 and was told to expect it in “6-7 months.” That would be January or February, but I hope they were being conservative. Seems like the wait shouldn’t be quite that long.

I was surprised that the dealer had three Crosstreks on the lot: none for sale, but two available for test drives and one more in the showroom.
Yes. We will. I ordered mine on July 11th and was told not to expect it before December. Apparently... I just got on the September build allotment thing [or whatever it is] in the nick of time! It sounded exciting when they said it. lol Not sure why your car wouldn't be on the list before mine. The dealer had quite a few Crosstreks. One limited and about 5 'Convenience' models. All with CVT's.
 

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Travel to Rhinebeck, NY. Subarus at MSRP only. Hyundai dealer in Beacon NY, MSRP also. VW dealerships here are borderline burgers.
VW dealerships anywhere are borderline burglars.
 
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