Originally Posted by edge10
Thanks for the info.
After blowing off the DCT complainers, today, I finally starting looking for info from beyond car mags and this site. Based on JD Power and to a lesser extent KBB (since it's online reviews and subject to squeaky wheel syndrome), the news ain't pretty.
Note: I don't own a 3rd gen yet... the one I rented seemed pretty nice to me.
Updated with comparison pictures of the gearbox. It appears that most of the complaints seem to be due to North American people only despite the cars using the same gearbox behind this engine world wide. His engine was built in Dearborn as well despite the car being assembled in Europe. The new Australian models will be coming from Thailand in the future, but the original ones were coming from the German plant.