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Old 09-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by MyThIc3LiTe View Post

Which gives gear changes human hands can only dream of achieving...
Either I'm an extremely good driver or the Ford DCT is a really sh..y tranny.The Elantra doesn't have hill start assist ,but I'm able to release the clutch uphill without backing up an inch and stalling.Thing that the Focus was struggling with.While I probably don't shift as quickly as a powershift,I'm more than able to find the proper gear for performance and economy when I need it.If the transmission was performing perfectly as expected ,there wouldn't be several dozens of threads on this site alone of complaints about it.And this doesn't count all the other car forums,youtube,facebook and others sites.

And like it was mentionned before.The dealership are selling the cars as "automatic transmissions" and NOT automated manual transmissions.
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