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Hey guys, I've been posting in other parts of the forum but figured I should add a thread here. DCT with premium package in Galactic Gray. I'm loving it so far.

Coming from a Subaru WRX, it's lacking in power by quite a bit, but it has so many extra options and the ride is much smoother overall. Very satisfied owner!
 

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Welcome! What made you leave the Subaru for the ES?
 

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Welcome! What made you leave the Subaru for the ES?
Mostly MPG (I was getting 20 mpg and will be changing from 10 miles/day to 40 miles/day commute) and wanting something a bit more practical. I had spent a bit modding my WRX, and the next mods were going to be engine/turbo and didn't want to be stuck with a money pit. I'll do a couple small things to the ES, but I mostly wanted something I wasn't going to spend a bunch of money on.
 

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humidity? Come on down to FL and I'll show you real humidity lol
It's not much different in Northern VA, if that's where this guy is.

Source: Lived in NoVA for 30 years, have a best buddy just outside Tampa that I visit frequently.
 

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Mostly MPG (I was getting 20 mpg and will be changing from 10 miles/day to 40 miles/day commute) and wanting something a bit more practical. I had spent a bit modding my WRX, and the next mods were going to be engine/turbo and didn't want to be stuck with a money pit. I'll do a couple small things to the ES, but I mostly wanted something I wasn't going to spend a bunch of money on.
I feel you. My wife and I bought the ES for MPG as well since she was tired of driving the STi 34 miles each way back/forth to work and wanted an automatic for the big city rush hour traffic.
 
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I feel you. My wife and I bought the ES for MPG as well since she was tired of driving the STi 34 miles each way back/forth to work and wanted an automatic for the big city rush hour traffic.
I know exactly what you mean. We had a Nissan 350z and that thing drank gas like crazy, don't know if something was wrong but the fun-to-gas ratio wasn't adding up. Rather get the ES, save money, and still have something peppy enough for me.

Its no V6 but fun enough for me.
 

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I feel you. My wife and I bought the ES for MPG as well since she was tired of driving the STi 34 miles each way back/forth to work and wanted an automatic for the big city rush hour traffic.
I'm liking the DCT a lot, although I do have an issue with manual downshifting from 4th. It always skips 3rd and drops to 2nd... really annoying. Aside from that, it appears to be a fantastic transmission.

I'll definitely enjoy the better mileage, but I won't lie - it has only been 3 weeks and I'm already looking into some older WRXs to try to pick up as a project.
 

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Hummmmm - my DCT downshifts manually through each gear with no problems

I like the DCT too, I've seen a couple of 0-60 runs online that both show the DCT to be quicker than the manual 6-speed ??
 

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Hummmmm - my DCT downshifts manually through each gear with no problems

I like the DCT too, I've seen a couple of 0-60 runs online that both show the DCT to be quicker than the manual 6-speed ??
Yeah it seems like I'm on the only with that issue... I posted a thread in the 'Likes and Dislikes' forum with more info on it. Everything else works normally, but it just doesn't seem to like downshifting from 4th to 3rd manually.
 
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