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Old 12-31-2012, 09:50 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by blackhillsken View Post
...I will be happy if the car continues to perform like it does now. I will say, though, that I would be willing to give up a little gas mileage for better throttle response when the trans should be downshifting more willingly at low road speeds as when rounding a corner @ 10-20 mph, then accelerating...
Originally Posted by LandIT View Post
...I'd sign something if Ford could give me the option to get it to shift down earlier and sacrifice the economy guarantee. It would be a much, so much better car to drive and I believe it would only take a few hundred revs difference to do it...
blackhillsken & LandIT,

Those are some cool ideas; I suggest submitting them here:

Originally Posted by fordblue View Post
A disfunctional family...
I imagine us all sitting down for a family dinner, fordblue. LOL Could you please pass the mashed potatoes?

Originally Posted by VOLDAR View Post
...So I am more than happy with my Focus !
Originally Posted by e30og View Post
...Best of all no low speed stumbling or clutch failures! No annoyances with gear changes!...
Originally Posted by Seriously Focused View Post
My car's DCT behaves just as yours and has a build date of May 25 2012.
Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
...I've gotten 42.1 mpg at 65 mph with the benefit of that "useless" 6th gear with a car load of passengers and overnight bags over 470.1 miles and 11.176 gallons of gasoline. That included starting and stopping the car in town at both ends of the trip, the run to the hotel and to breakfast the next day, etc...
Originally Posted by drdab99 View Post
...First impressions - best and most fun car for the money that I've ever driven. The DCT has been perfect...
Itís awesome to see everyoneís Focus love; this thread made my morning!

Originally Posted by stiracer View Post
...The DCT works OK in diive but when changing to S and self shifting it skips 2nd gear almost always and shifts out of third at 4000 or so with the throttle held wide open...

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