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Old 12-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #101
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CR's readership is heavily biased toward those that view cars as appliances: this group expects the DCT to behave as a normal automatic and would be more likely to complain than most, I suspect.
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Okay, it's a supposition. But do you suppose a big proportion of CR's readership also reads Road & Track and Car & Driver?
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Do you mind posting your documentation supporting the highlighted assertion above ?
It definitely is a gut feeling one might get after reading them for a while.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:44 PM   #104
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Okay, it's a supposition. But do you suppose a big proportion of CR's readership also reads Road & Track and Car & Driver?
Can't speak for the rest of their readership, but I read all of the above. Frankly, the car stuff is the only CR material I read; their analysis of real appliances is about like watching paint dry.

For the record, sage advice has long been to read the enthusiast press and CR, in order to get a more balanced view.

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The thing is, a lot of people are relating the negativity to just Consumer Reports...but in reality many of the major reviewers are saying that the DCT is junk. These are people that have reviewed more DCTs than anyone on this forum (including me...and I've driven 20-30), and have driven multiple dry-clutch DCTs, as well.

Don't you think some of those reviewers would praise the DCT if it acted like it should?
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:51 PM   #106
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Okay, it's a supposition. But do you suppose a big proportion of CR's readership also reads Road & Track and Car & Driver?

Making statements up out of the blue in order to disparage a source you don't care for doesn't do much to reinforce a person's credibility.

And yes, I do suppose that. I read CR, R&T, MT, and Automobile mag every single month, and they ALL say the same thing about MFT and the DCT

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The thing is, a lot of people are relating the negativity to just Consumer Reports...but in reality many of the major reviewers are saying that the DCT is junk.
Which "version" of the DCT would they be referring to?

The current DCT firmware is quite different from that of the early production Focuses. Of course there have been some mechanical changes as well.

Do you have any quotes (from any major magazine) stating that the 2013 MY transmission is "junk"?
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #108
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The current DCT firmware is quite different from that of the early production Focuses. Of course there have been some mechanical changes as well.
How do you know which version you have?
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