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2011 Subaru Outback Hard / Mealy Shift 1st & 2nd
The only other MT vehicle I've owned was a FWD 2003 Honda Civic EX Coupe. Dispite the lead service tech saying it feels very strange, the dealer has all but stated that it's a non-issue. They chalk it up to it being an AWD and there being more components that need to be synchro'd than I had previously experienced in my Civic. Whether this makes sense or not, I don't know and haven't looked into.
I've driven two other 2011 Outbacks with MT's. The first one was a 2.5 Premium, exactly like mine except in a different color. This was the vehicle that I did my primary test driving on, and I don't remember noting this issue in my ~45 minute test drive. My memory, admittedly, isn't the greatest sometimes- but I'd like to believe that this is something I would have noted. The second one is a base 2.5 model that I drove earlier today as a comparison and I'm noting the exact same issue as I'm experiencing with my 2011 Outback.
"A case has been opened with the Subaru engineers" as the service department put it and they came back with "no issue" and have claimed that no one else has reported this problem to them. Is anyone else having or has anyone else experienced this issue? Is it not an issue?
Thanks for your anticipated input/information.