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Old 07-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #1107
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focus transmission problems

I agree that this transmission will not be fixed. That is why I bought my Focus with a manual transmission. In order to have a dry clutch automated manual work like a torque converter automatic, the computer would have to be conscious. That is not possible, Machines are not conscious, only human beings are conscious. For example, when you shift a manual, you can make a number of decisions about what gear to put it into using visual information. You might see a traffic jam ahead and shift from fourth gear directly into second. An automated manual has no visual input, so it cannot do something even that simple. Furthermore, Ford cannot hire good software people. Why would some software geek want to work for a company that sold me my Focus in 2012 without an i pod jack? As my daughter said when she noticed this deficiecy. "Is this a 2012 car, Dad?" All the really good programers want to work for Apple or Google.
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