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Old 11-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by unclebrud View Post
It is telling that Ford isn't using this DCT in any other model.

(I drove a rental SEL hatch for 2.2k miles and that one was fine, however, except for lethargic acceleration from a stop). I really liked that car as a whole.

Good luck in any case!
To be fair, the DCT doesn't have the torque capacity to be used with the EcoBoost engines on the new Fusion and Escape, so I suspect it was never seriously considered. I bet Ford is happy it worked out this way though.

The DCT has to be the cause of a relatively huge percentage of warranty costs and owner unhappiness with the Focus. Wonder what transmission Ford would choose if they had a "do-over"?
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