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Old 03-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #763
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Originally Posted by dan50 View Post
The New York Times had a complimentary article about the Skyactive Mazda 3. While the engine sounds similar in concept to the Focus, the Mazda DCT also has a torque converter that operates at speeds less than 5 mph. The added torque converter would likely eliminate most of things we Ford DCT owners complain about.

The Mazda's mileage is slightly better than the Focus and its transmission was judged a strong point. Not that I want a Mazda, mind you, but if only...
Plus it supposedly uses a wet clutch. That could also be a key difference regarding some of the problems "some" of us have.
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