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Old 10-02-2012, 07:41 AM   #6
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took my 12 SE back for the 5K oil change and complained about the CVT slip (mine was seemingly tied in w/the cruise tach would rev up to 4500 and then jump up and down like a yoyo). The dealer checked my complaints and my info on the CVT, largely gleaned from the NYT story about Consumer Reports not check rating the Focus because of the issues w/the 6 speed auto CVT. They nicely told me I was full of s and didn't know beans. natch. Told me everybody from the CEO on down drove the car and had no trouble whatsoever, claimed to have never heard of the CVT issue. Flat out said they had never heard of the issue. BS.

Got the car back and started to run it hard, harder than I had before. Slipping stopped. Car runs with a lot more power. They swore they didn't do anything but look up the OASIS info, runs a helluva lot better now. Pretty happy with how it runs now. Mileage at 33.5 mpg...85% HWY, 15% not. Seems to have plateaued. (Is that a werd?)

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