|08-02-2013 03:18 PM|
|Paladin||row your own or go home, lol|
|08-02-2013 10:03 AM|
|08-02-2013 09:30 AM|
just dumped 2012 focus for 2013 mazda 3, very happy
I just gave up on my shuddering, shaking indecisive dual clutch transmission on my 2012 focus. The ford memo is garbage wherein they say all these symptoms are normal. Ask any recent years VW GTI owner, same type transmission, no such problems.
The mazda 3 skyactive engine and tranny are great, nice smooth shifts and down shifts, same great mileage-38, solid firm sporty suspension, solid feel to entire car.
you can read hundreds of consumer reviews on the mazda 3 and find very few complaints about engine and/or transmission.
whereas, sadly, you can read hundreds of focus transmission complaints here and also at edmunds.com and also at lemon law blog. not to mention focus owners are vocing their complaints
plus goto any car web site like cars.com, choose a 2012-2013 focus then click into customer reviews
try any dealer website, customer reviews.
I respect and admire the ford customer reps here and at the ford focus facebook page, they are sincerely trying to help. Meanwhile it seems that most ford dealers have a 4 page memo that all supervisors quote from when you report these problems. This transmission runs beautiful in VW and Audi models and does NOT have all these problems. Ford has the problem with ITS version.
in my opinion this is a national recall waiting to happen that sometimes requires tearing apart the transmission. Sadly you can find owners here that have had that done, only to see the problems come BACK in a few weeks to months.
try the mazda 3, you'll never regret it.
|04-25-2013 08:59 PM|
|mildc3||dont, go look at something else, not focus hating but why pick the same car with the chance of having the same problem again? it dont make sense brah.|
|04-25-2013 07:19 PM|
hi i try this s shift thing it work well but i still would like to know about the breaking time thing how long does it take my car has 19960 miles i both it with 19700 if anyone can help and how to know if my car need this update too my car was made in 12/11 i heard that cars before or build in august of the same year needed it but after that no so help me understand the car i like the car but the trans thing sucks a little
|12-03-2012 12:30 PM|
|AZfocus2012||I believe there were no real transmission issues, just a learning curve on how to drive the DCT.|
|12-03-2012 12:19 PM|
|PDQEagle||didn't read all the comments, but why take it back to the seller, unless they're a Ford dealer. Ford is responsible|
|11-21-2012 06:13 PM|
If you want to shift into 6th in regular S hit the plus toggle on the select shift lever to put the car into S manual mode and lock the car into 6th gear unless you accelerate too aggressively or slow down too much.
|11-20-2012 07:45 AM|
Re the D and S mode on the Powershift transmission. I always use S mode when in city driving, as I find the transmission to be more responsive (quicker).
Also S mode in town yields much better creep mode in stop and slow traffic, plus eliminates gear searching, so no being in the wrong gear when you need to move quickly.
In D mode I only use when on the highway.
|11-17-2012 09:11 AM|
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