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My transmission failed me!
This past summer, after my previous car croaked on me, I ended up purchasing a used 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium with a 6 speed manual transmission. Had close to 70k miles on it when I got it. So far It has been a great car. The transmission shifted nicely, the car handled beautifully, and the sound system was kinda meh but not a huge deal as long as I could HEAR it. Then one day not long after I hit 74k, the transmission began to slip. When I pressed the clutch in the idle would drop and make a squealing noise. The resistance on the clutch's bite point started to fade. I could feel my transmission deteriorating as I drove it. Once I was finally able to get an appointment at the mechanic I backed it into a parking spot, the clutch became stuck to the floor and the gear shift was physically locked in reverse. According to the mechanic the clutch plate and bearing were both broken. I have no idea how it could have happened, other than severe cold weather. I'm still paying mine off and then all of a sudden this happens. Needing a car to get to work, I borrowed the money I needed to get it fixed. But now I'm debating giving it back to the dealership and getting a different car, despite hearing so many great things about Subaru from friends and family alike. I want to know people's thoughts on this. Has anyone ever had this kind of problem with their transmission on a Subaru? Did you keep your car after investing in a costly repair? Or did you trade it for something else?