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Old 04-22-2016, 01:11 PM   #1
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So how do I drive this thing in stop and go traffic?

I've run a search for a few threads on this issue, but I cant find any threads newer than 2014 with straightforward explanations.

This is a 2013 Focus and my drive back from work consists of a solid 25-30 minutes of stop and go, heavy traffic.

Been reading that the best thing to do is to be extremely gentle on the pedal and let the car creep forward - is that right?

Apologies if this is a really simple question- but I don't wanna have bad habits that'll eventually destroy my DCT.


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I'd think you'd drive it like any other car.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:49 PM   #3
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Lol mine in stop and go, is stutter then stop and stutter and stop lol, waiting to gather some money for tune , heard it takes it away


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Old 04-22-2016, 02:14 PM   #4
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Drive it like you would a stick shift...in a stick you don't let the clutch drag so that you just creep forward. You come to a complete stop wait for a decent gap in front of you, then give it right foot and go forward till you catch up and then come to a complete stop again...lather rinse repeat.
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drop it in sport mode and drive it like a manual. Hell, I drive sport mode 90% of the time. DCT is just freeway driving for me.
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drop it in sport mode and drive it like a manual. Hell, I drive sport mode 90% of the time. DCT is just freeway driving for me.
I stay in sport mode until at least in 3rd then switch to D. I then put back in S when I know I'll be stopping. I've tried using the selector to shift but it doesn't come close to driving a manual.
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I stay in sport mode until at least in 3rd then switch to D. I then put back in S when I know I'll be stopping. I've tried using the selector to shift but it doesn't come close to driving a manual.
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You have paddle shifters???
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You have paddle shifters???
Yeah, it has its benefits but I wish ford would have made them a bit bigger.

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