I have a 2005 wrx with an automatic transmission. This is my first real experience with a Subaru that isn't 5mt or 6mt. I do have a grocery getterer with a CVT but not really a good comparison as it's also 10 years newer and NA. Took a bit to notice it and my wife actually noticed it before me but it seems really unresponsive going from a complete stop. I just thought that was just a boring automatic being a boring automatic, and maybe it is idk. I just need to know what a bone stock ej20 wrx with a 4eat should feel like. It feels fine once you're going but honestly it scares me a little. Only idea I have right now is to do idle re learn and hope that helps. Maybe someone test drove one of these when they were new and can share their experience. Also I'm working on convincing my wife to let me keep both of the WRXs and making this "her" car. So a 5 speed swap might have to come later. Should I bother changing the at fluid on one of these?