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Old 02-20-2013, 02:30 PM   #33
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I have a '13 SE 5 speed manual, my gf has a '12 SE DCT.

Her DCT has 0 issues, my manual has 0 issues.

I prefer the car control that the manual offers.

At 70mph, RPMs are about 3k in the 5 speed, about 2700 in the DCT. We both see 38 mpg @ 70-75mph, 40 @ 65mph.

We both get the same MPGs.

1-3 are fairly short so you run them pretty quick, but you also don't have to downshift as much. Shifts are well-gated and not laboriously long. Clutch is light and easy, but still has feel compared to earlier Foci.

Also, the manual is slightly faster 0-60 than the DCT, could be because fewer and later shifts (not entirely sure).
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