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Old 03-28-2014, 06:09 PM   #81
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"Heaven is where the French are the chefs, the Italians are the lovers, the British are the police, and the Germans are the mechanics. Hell is where..."
Then this explains the DCT, a truly multinational POS:

"In the development and production of the transmission teams in Italy, Mexico, the U.S. and Germany were involved. "

http://en.developmentscout.com/unter...plungsgetriebe

Fiat is recalling their DCT on the 500L as of a few weeks ago. Honda also recalled some DCT equipped models in Japan.

Ford, no recall just keep saying "it's normal" and "the way it is".
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:52 PM   #82
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I feel your frustration! Good luck!
I really like the Focus HB (hatchback 5 doors) but, in MX all the HB comes with the DCT, so I had to buy the Sedan body with the 5spd MT (the only option I have)
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I will see if I can see the tag on my 2012 1.6l with Powershift tomrrow.

Regarding your post above showing the plant in`Modugno / Bari Italy, here is a press clip when Ford/Getrag began production of the 6DCT250.

At the Getrag plants Modugno / Bari und Irapuato, the serial production of the youngest member of the Getrag Powershift family has commenced. The 6DCT250 transmission will first be introduced in the Renault Megane and the Renault Scenic and for the NAFTA market in the Ford Fiesta. For 2010, quantities of over 100,000 transmissions are planned already, which will increase to over 400,000 annually by the end of 2011. The 6DCT250 was developed for integration in small and medium sized cars.
"Modugno plays a key role regarding manufacturing of highly modern transmission technology" says Bernd Eckl, COO of the Getrag Group. The Modugno plant is responsible for the complete manufacturing of the gear sets for Europe and the assembly plant in Mexico and additionally assembles transmissions for the European market.
Somehow it would be logical that they would produce closer to their end use market, but the 2.0 L GDI engine is currently only built in one plant, yet is used in pretty much every other global market besides Europe, and even the european assembled 2.0 L GDI equipped vehicles used the Mexican transaxle, so there goes that bit of logic.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:37 PM   #84
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For some reason I cannot see the first page photos. One of the cool things about this is I can order E-spec parts from Juarez for the MKIII and the MKI now.
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For some reason I cannot see the first page photos. One of the cool things about this is I can order E-spec parts from Juarez for the MKIII and the MKI now.
It's still cheaper to order European Spec parts from Europe and skip going through Mexico, especially for things like the low profile rear head restraints.

$450 each in Mexico for cloth, v.s. less than that for a pair of the full leather ST specification ones shipped from the UK.
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For some reason I cannot see the first page photos. One of the cool things about this is I can order E-spec parts from Juarez for the MKIII and the MKI now.
The pictures are working fine.... At least for me tough.
Try refreshing your browser.... Maybe....
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Heaven is where the police are British, the lovers French, the mechanics German, the chefs Italian, and it is all organized by the Swiss.

Hell is where the police are German, the lovers Swiss, the mechanics French, the chefs British, and it is all organized by the Italians.
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As I said early in this post, my buddy got a 2014, he took delivered today
It's a base S sedan, I don't remember how Ford actually call it now but it's not a S name anymore...


It's the same version I have, but mine it's from the 313 area code
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My buddy paid extra for those wheels, it came with 16' steelies and hubcaps
I really like the key he got!
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My key is the ugly one that looks cheap


I have to say this, even we both got the same base S version, his car is way better more equipped than mine
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Not happy, I should waited for the European one
Your friend's German S Focus came with HILL START ASSIST, a 60/40 split back seat, 6 speakers (2 twitters, 2 subwoofers, 2 speakers (not just 4 speakers), but only 2 airbags (not 7 like the US Focus). Ford mx doesn't list the European (Ambiente Trim) Focus any more
Ford de México | Focus Versiones/Precios
They're back offering the US assembled 2014 Focus only.
When will the 2015 1.0 Ecoboost arrive in MX?

These were the European trims offered https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B91...ew?usp=sharing

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Oh and BTW, the C170, C307 and C346 Foci have all been available in Mexico. I see true MKII Foci all the time. Same as for the Galaxy, S-Max, C-Max, Eco Sport, Ranger, etc.
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Here is a crazy idea but I am just curious. What if Ford NA ran a program where you could order from a limited choice of UK Focus, especially those with high end techy or upscale options, how much of an import tax would there be? If Ford NA does not want to make that kind of car here, to sell here, because they don't think they would make any profit, maybe that would be a way to offer their NA customers a nicely optioned Focus. There would be people who would pay more to have something better. It may be a niche market but it is a market.
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