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02-05-2013 06:30 PM
mac.mogul If Ford can match the performance of VW's Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, then the performance cars wil have an "auto"

But not until then.
02-05-2013 06:25 PM
josephd This past summer I had the pleasure of driving my friends 2010 Mustang Roush.
What made that car fun to drive. Was listening to the 430 tire smoking HP, while I was shifting through the gears!
It took my buddy and hour to pry me out of the drivers seat, and a whole day to wipe the grin off my face.
I personally think the car would not be as much fun, had it been an automatic.
I have been driving stick for 36 years. And 36 years later, I still feel the same way.
Manual for the win! :-)
02-03-2013 09:51 PM
AZfocus2012
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Originally Posted by StockTalon View Post
If you can get an auto ST, Id actually look at getting one.
This is what I have been saying along with thousands of others and Ford is aware. They are in the business of selling cars, not making exclusive grocery getters.
02-03-2013 09:42 PM
suss6052
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As always your accuracy is apreciated. I thought both said select shift on the mobile ford website but I see now the focus says powershift. Searching for complaints on Taurus trans problems doesn't show much. But I see searching for the trans by the number indicates harsh shifts
Powershift is Ford's trademark for their DCT, and Selectshift is the manual mode on an automatic transmission produced by Ford.

The Focus with Powershift DCT is available with the select shift manual and sport mode, but the Taurus is not available with the Powershift transmission despite the select shift compatibility.

These features can be together or mutually exclusive.

The 6F50 has reportedly been mildly better, but the 6F35 has been known for harsh shifts, excessive shift flare, etc.
02-03-2013 09:33 PM
Deftmetal
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post

I wouldn't recommend the 6F35 though personally.

As always your accuracy is apreciated. I thought both said select shift on the mobile ford website but I see now the focus says powershift. Searching for complaints on Taurus trans problems doesn't show much. But I see searching for the trans by the number indicates harsh shifts

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Deftmetal, just out of curiousity what is your avatar a picture of? i know it's a gascap (or looks like one) but doesn't look like a Focus... off topic i know.
It's the tank on my 08 r6 that I painted
02-03-2013 09:17 PM
StockTalon If you can get an auto ST, Id actually look at getting one.
02-03-2013 09:09 PM
Red Jay 918 Deftmetal, just out of curiousity what is your avatar a picture of? i know it's a gascap (or looks like one) but doesn't look like a Focus... off topic i know.
02-03-2013 09:01 PM
suss6052
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True, they are select shift and that's what I read. That trans still fills what a few people want.

I don't like autos. I've owned close to the same number of autos to manuals and I haven't broken a manual yet. No clutches either in manuals. I'm at three automatics in three different cars that have gone bad. Granted two were in trucks and I used them to pull things. But I didn't break the one manual transmission truck I've had and I would still be driving it if the suspension was up to the task
You did write DCT though, not select shift, which was why I pointed out the difference. They have already mated the 6F35 to the 2.0 L EcoBoost i4 in the Taurus, Explorer, Escape, and Fusion. Therefore they could theoretically create a boring automatic version of the ST without too much effort, as long as the transmission fit within the chassis rails.

I wouldn't recommend the 6F35 though personally.
02-03-2013 08:56 PM
Deftmetal
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The Taurus has a traditional automatic transmission. A 6F35 with the 2.0 L ecoboost, and the 6F50 on the 3.5 and 3.5L twin turbo ecoboost V6.
True, they are select shift and that's what I read. That trans still fills what a few people want.

I don't like autos. I've owned close to the same number of autos to manuals and I haven't broken a manual yet. No clutches either in manuals. I'm at three automatics in three different cars that have gone bad. Granted two were in trucks and I used them to pull things. But I didn't break the one manual transmission truck I've had and I would still be driving it if the suspension was up to the task
02-03-2013 08:41 PM
AZfocus2012
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Even if I drive an auto it'll still be lame
That is the beauty of 30 years of living, you realize lame is ok, or autos are not lame, which is it? You decide.
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