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01-21-2013 10:16 AM
Phokus I am satisfied with my 2013 DCT
Works just as it should. It's not always as smooth as a traditional auto however, I drive and have ridden in manuals it mostly feels like the manual cars and I am pleased with that. However I didn't vote extremely satisfied as it did have a small short period of time that it did the shuddering when accelerating from a stop. Only happened a handful of times and lasted about 300 miles from the 600 mile mark or so.
Never happened again after that
I am at 8000 miles now
01-21-2013 08:47 AM
FordService
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Originally Posted by valmundo View Post
I voted extremely satisfied. We have two: One is an SE with the sports package - DCT and the other is the TI with a 5MT. Both of them run great...
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Originally Posted by unfocused1 View Post
...the transmission is smooth as silk - still the best I've ever driven, noise or not...
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Originally Posted by dpando1 View Post
with 91 octance the DCT is SUPERB! such a smooth buttery transition! before there was nothing DCT about it just felt like a regular automatic BUT now the beast is unleashed
Itís really making my morning to see you guys enjoying your ride.

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01-20-2013 10:43 PM
dpando1
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Originally Posted by unfocused1 View Post
87 or 91, mine has always been buttery (complete with the dang noise from the equally proverbial churn...) Quicker acceleration and higher MPG seem to be accorded the benefits of 91 Octane for me, but no transmission benefit as such. Not directly.

91 does have more power, but if the car's electronics didn't compensate for the slower dissipation rate 91 has (since 91 octane burns slower)...
So for you switching between the different octane fuels havent noticed a change in how the car acts during acceleration? I noticed a drastic change in
how it acted during shifting that actually had me convinced this car had a DCT
but with 87 I was fairly disapointed
01-20-2013 06:52 PM
unfocused1
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Originally Posted by dpando1 View Post
with 91 octance the DCT is SUPERB! such a smooth buttery transition!
before there was nothing DCT about it just felt like a regular automatic BUT
now the beast is unleashed
87 or 91, mine has always been buttery (complete with the dang noise from the equally proverbial churn...) Quicker acceleration and higher MPG seem to be accorded the benefits of 91 Octane for me, but no transmission benefit as such. Not directly.

91 does have more power, but if the car's electronics didn't compensate for the slower dissipation rate 91 has (since 91 octane burns slower)...
01-20-2013 03:56 PM
slybarman
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Originally Posted by AZfocus2012 View Post
Same can be said for 91
Fair enough. I normally fill up at BP which offers 87 and 93 and I did not see an appreciable difference between them and the 87 performs well. The 87 I got from a citgo yesterday was crap. I assume if BPs 87 was decent, the 93 should be as well, but who knows.

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01-20-2013 09:49 AM
AZfocus2012
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Originally Posted by slybarman View Post
apparently not all 87 is equal or not ot all 87 is really 87
Same can be said for 91
01-20-2013 09:41 AM
RonMaiden To be fair to caresalesman I wouldn't expect them to know more than an enthisuast and remember a salesman is just that and alot move from dealership to dealership and brand to brand. I do however expect them to know the basics and the important features and we were fortunate with our salesman as he had worked for the same Ford dealer for over 15 years and he knew Fords.
01-20-2013 08:17 AM
slybarman I finally got a tank full of 87 yesterday that did make the car run like crap - hesitation poor MPG, etc. People having trouble with 87, I woukd say try filling up at a different station becuase apparently not all 87 is equal or not ot all 87 is really 87.

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01-20-2013 01:09 AM
dpando1 with 91 octance the DCT is SUPERB! such a smooth buttery transition!
before there was nothing DCT about it just felt like a regular automatic BUT
now the beast is unleashed
01-20-2013 12:04 AM
Kabigon
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Originally Posted by cobie56 View Post
I hate when i talk to car salesmen and i know more about their product than they do.
Well...

On one hand I do appreciate professionalism but I also believe that one would be better off to thoroughly do their homework before walking into a car dealership.
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