Originally Posted by mr_cassandra
I stand very corrected on vw-audi, thanks ghia and kam for this information.
Sadly I think it makes this discussion all the grimmer, as regards anyone owning a dual clutch transmission.
Well, maybe not. The European Focus uses a wet-clutch DCT for diesel models and has for some time. There doesn't seem to be an undercurrent of owner unhappiness with it, though maybe we're just not plugged into that owner base.
There was an article here many months ago about reliability of cars in Germany and the new gen Focus came out nearly on top and above all Mercedes and BMW models, iirc. Don't think that would be the case if there were DCT/DSG issues like VW's or the NA Focus.
Here, even Consumer Reports rated the 2012 Focus as "average" for major trans trouble, and "worse than average" (not "much worse") for minor trans issues. So not good, but not a calamity either.