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Old 08-05-2007, 10:59 PM   #1
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Ford is working on an automated manual transmission????

I was reading an article about the new duel clutch manual that mitsu is putting in the Evo X, it looks like a pretty great tranny. But they also mentioned that its like the DSG that VW has and similar to a transmission that BMW has, and Ford is working on one. This caught my eye, cause I havent heard anything about Ford working on an automated manual transmission, hell i havent heard anything about ford working on a automatic transmission with the little + and - things on them, even though that thing has been out for like a million years now. Anyway just wanted to see if anyone else heard about this, or rumors about it. It caught my eye, cause this is Ford we talking about, theyd be the last company besides kia that id see working on a automated manual transmission.

Could it appear in the MKIII focus possibly...who knows.


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Old 08-05-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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Guess this is old news, still i never heard about it and usually im ontop of things like this.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/volvo-fo...h-gearbox.html
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^^^lol. Well I know this info is about a week old, but it was new to me.

http://blogs.motortrend.com/6212581/...tep/index.html
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^^^lol. Well I know this info is about a week old, but it was new to me.

http://blogs.motortrend.com/6212581/...tep/index.html
Too bad new CAFE regulations are even putting GM rwd plans on hold. Ford might face similar problems.
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Ford has been known to talk a lot of BT the last couple of years. Just face it, they dont give a damm about North American customers. Proof? ALL the goodies are in Europe, Asia, heck even Mexico has the ST, what do we get?????
If they can't put their money where their mouth is then car magazines should just stop writing about their crap on which they never follow through. I'll keep my ZX5 till it falls into pieces and then either import a goodie from Europe or just look elsewhere. So far for me venting, just my 0.02 cents
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U know Ford could of thought about that years ago, when they were sharing 3.0 Duratecs in the Mazda 6. They could of used it in there Fusion and the 500.
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