Originally Posted by suss6052
That's patently false, as I know of at least one or two cases where there were bad syncros within 1600 miles on first gear of a 2012 Focus with the MTX-75, that's some german build quality right there. This report came from someone who practically only drove manuals and was good at it, the tech doubted them until they tried to drive the car into the shop and with the clutch fully depressed it made a horrible grinding noise. They had to rebuild it under warranty. So don't tell me the 5 speed is 100% immune to manufacturing flaws/ failures. If its built by man it can and will be screwed up at some point.
I don't think that anyone is claiming that the 5speed is perfect.
But one or two bad ones in your experience don't compare to the multiple complaints about the auto.