Re: towing a sailplane trailer / vehicle
- From: rlovinggood <rlovinggood@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 20:16:42 -0700 (PDT)
On Oct 30, 7:02 pm, "James D'Andrea" <motorlessfli...@xxxxxxxxx>
One thing no one has mentioned is that the 2010 Outbacks with 4 cyls
are now matted to a CVT. It is unclear how reliable this new tranny is
since it doesn't have an established track record. The Subaru turbo
diesel sold in Europe has a traditional geared tranny presumably
because CVTs are not as capable of handling torque. The Outback CVT
comes with a "gear shifting" mechanism that might help with towing
since the CVT is optimized for gas mileage.
Yes, I mentioned the CVT in an earlier post.