Originally Posted by RustySocket
Agreed, as you said it has it's good points and bad points. The good being that you can drive it either way you prefer. and the absence of a TC means that the transmission itself is more efficient. The bad is that it takes a while for those who are not used to a manual or a dsg to get used to how it feels, and how to use it to their advantage (ie downshifting)
For me, I love the dsg transmissions, this is the fourth car I have owned with one. All the benifits of a manual (for the most part).... and no clutch pedal to wear out my old knees when sitting in the relentless stop and go Seattle traffic in a long commute.
And I agree with you. I like a manual trans., but the DSG/Powershift are very nice, too. I do enjoy driving the Focus.