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Old 09-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by gambit293 View Post
I think that's being a bit harsh. Let's be honest here: to most people, there are automatics and there are manuals. Heck, I'd bet that many people don't even really understand what a transmission even does, let alone relatively new tech like a DCT. Does that mean that they shouldn't drive cars? It's not as if Ford draws particular attention to the different characteristics of a DCT when selling the car to you.

As for myself, I intentionally testdrove the DCT having read various consumer reviews complaining about the transmission. During the testdrive, I decided up front that I could live with the quirks. It's only been a few weeks, but so far I'm generally fine with its behavior.

I tend to notice the hesitation much more in reverse. That will take some getting used to. Also, the car seems to idle a bit roughly. Not sure if that is a tranny or just plain engine issue.
Fair enough.

It's just that I spent quite a few weeks researching and driving, spending 30k was no easy task.

Previous exposure to MFT made it easy for me to deal with its quirks and my repeated sessions with the DCT left me happy. Not that I had a choice, when I purchased, the MT Titanium was only a pipe dream.
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