I’m still looking for used AWD vehicles to replace my 08’ Legacy with 240k on it. I found a WRX edition Impreza nearby that was pretty sweet looking but the catch was it has a manual transmission…and I’ve never driven a manual. Ever. But I went down to the dealership for a test drive anyway, thinking
yyyyeah it went exactly how you would think it would. A lot of stalling, a lot of what the fuck, which of these is the right pedal!? a lot of being jerked around in the seat and all sorts of clutch-grinding fun. I brought someone along with me who can drive standard so I wouldn’t be completely lost on what to do. The WRX I was test driving/looking at wasn’t in particularly good condition in person, so I passed.
But overall the experience didn’t leave me wanting to stick to automatic cars for the rest of my life. I’m just going to keep looking for more Subarus since I am not buying a truck. They’re just not my thing.