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Hi! I'm Cole. I just purchased my second 5th gen. My first was a 2017 with a CVT. I had a lot of problems with my tranny. It would jerk and stutter. The dealer said it was learning my driving style but 30k miles later and the problems persisted. I traded out for another car and now I'm back to my Impreza but in a manual! I'm in love with this car. I think it's great. I can't wait to read the forums and ask the same question everyone else has! Weeeeeee!
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Welcome! I agree that journalists beat up on the 5MT, but you can't beat a manual for overall driver feel and input. I also don't want Eyesight in my car, which isn't equipped on the manuals, so that is a plus! The engine makes peak power right at redline, so rev it out to 4-5k if you need to pick up some speed. The engine is very happy in this range.

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I also did not want Eyesight, but needed the automatic. They DO offer it that way. Also, my CVT has been trouble-free through 15k, and I like the shorter 'steps' offered with the paddle shifters.
As far as I know for the 2022 model year, any CVT equipped Impreza will have Eyesight installed standard. Only method of buying a new Impreza without Eyesight is currently a 5MT equipped model.
 

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I also did not want Eyesight, but needed the automatic. They DO offer it that way. Also, my CVT has been trouble-free through 15k, and I like the shorter 'steps' offered with the paddle shifters.
Yeah, the did offer it. Not anymore.
 

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Thanks for that. Unfortunately my Impreza was involved in a collision this weekend and I'm not sure its fixable. I was debating on finding one with a manual trans but I love Eyesite and my big radio headunit.
I will say, if you would prefer the manual with the larger head unit, the 5 door sport trim offers it. No eyesight tho, and for me I never viewed it as a necessity.
 

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You couldn't get blind spot detection either with the Manual, is that still the case? Or auto rear breaking. Even though the Sport comes with the OEM short shifter standard, I installed a Kartboy SS. It sits lower. Heck, just installing the KB shift knob lowers it quite a bit.

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You couldn't get blind spot detection either with the Manual, is that still the case? Or auto rear breaking. Even though the Sport comes with the OEM short shifter standard, I installed a Kartboy SS. It sits lower. Heck, just installing the KB shift knob lowers it quite a bit.

Kartboy Short Shifter and Knob on 2019 Impreza Sport
Still is the case, essentially a base trim with the better stereo, interior leather/plastics, bumper DRL.
I do wish I had the blind spot monitor, but this car has smaller blind spots and just as good visibility as my Isuzu does.
 

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I also own an Impreza. I have gone about 900km but have not changed the oil yet, but I will change it soon to keep the quality of the car. What I like is that this car seems to be quite fuel-efficient, while the performance is good. With it added blind spot monitoring and collision warning as well, safety comes first though
 
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