Hello there, I'm Joost from Belgium.
After a lifetime of driving Japanese cars, I finally ordered my first Subaru.
2.0i XV (as the Crosstrek is known here), 6 speed manual in Obsidian Black Pearl.
I should take delivery of the car next month.
While it is true that most Americans drive an automatic, I don't think that's any reason not to sell the 6MT. If anything, people who want a manual transmission like driving MORE and want MORE control of their car (otherwise they would opt for automatic) so it seems a 6MT would be even more attractive to them.
That said, I do love driving a manual but I still opted for automatic because of how much time I sit in LA traffic.
My Vehicle: 2013 crosstrek limited desert khaki 2011 legacy 2.5i premium ruby red pearl
Re: Hello from Belgium
We went with an automatic cuz hubby drives in more traffic than I do but I think when I get mine I want manual just wish the manual came in the limited also..maybe by the time I get mine it will...a girl can hope
Yup, wish we had the 6mt here in the states. I figured its subaru of America not choosing to give us the 6mt. Kinda like how ford of America won't give us the Focus RS. A 6mt would be so nice. Maybe that's in next years XV for the US.