02-21-2013, 11:21 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth
"Sticks are for kids".. I HAVE to comment.
I am a 63 year old woman, and I drive a manual transmission car.
I would not own an automatic transmission vehicle. It has to have a clutch. Period.
Correction it would have to have a clutch pedal for manual actuation of said clutch in order to be fully manual.
There are a lot of automated manuals around these days, the PowerShift 6DCT250 being one that has two clutches. Ergo its mechanically more a manual transmission with the software controlling the shifts and the clutch application rather than being a planetary automatic transmission with a torque converter.
6DCT250>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>6F35 to me.
However had they made a proper 6 gear manual available with a sufficiently tall overdrive ratio it would be tempting. Had I not gotten my Frosted Glass SEL I may have waited for an Ingot silver ST with the 6MT but it would have cost at least 2-4k more in the end due to giving up the rebates and other incentives for the performance version.
They wouldn't sell a car with a manual and Frosted Glass with rear disk brakes for the U.S., only Canada could get the SEL with the 5MT.
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