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Old 11-19-2012, 09:24 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
I understand that many people have had issues but nothing that I've read leads me to believe that the DCT is an inherently bad design.

I would hope that Ford's attitude is "let's get it right" rather than "let's give up and throw it away".
Agree completely. There's nothing inherently wrong with a DCT, but the introduction of the Getrag dry-clutch DCT for the Focus and Fiesta has surely been troublesome. I doubt that Ford will abandon the technology, but the question is how much resource they will devote to getting it right?

Ford has $2,000 - $2,500 cash incentives on new Focuses while GM has no cash incentives on the Cruze. A lot of this has to be attributable to the DCT and the constant carping about it by owners, the auto mags, Consumer Reports,etc. You can afford a lot of reengineering if it saves $2,000/car...
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