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07-23-2015 06:35 AM
DaK_Mojave
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Originally Posted by mr_cassandra View Post
The DCT is an automated manual but when properly running (or repaired), requires no special treatment from you at all.
As the way it should be. Didn't really start having these problems until six months ago. For a couple of weeks out of the last month the tranny has been acting what I could call normal, in that it hasn't been slipping/bucking then yesterday while using the manual mode it slipped between 3rd and 4th and had to select 3rd again. And, what little power this engine has to begin with felt like it was even less.

Goes in Monday. See what lies I am told then.
07-23-2015 06:32 AM
DaK_Mojave
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Originally Posted by TooOld View Post
And you couldn't tell during the test drive(s) that the transaxle felt differently than any torque converter automatic you've driven?

Did you not read, before the test drive that this transaxle is much more closely designed and operational to a manual transaxle than all your other automatic transmissions?

Didn't you realize, before the test drive that while dual clutch transmissions were already used in other vehicles that you'd be taking an elevated risk of problems with the moderately new technology?

And finally, why not sell the POS and get a Honda today?
I bought this vehicle early on in 2012 so not a lot of this was known. During the test drive the vehicle acted fine and as you know, test drives are about 2-3 miles at best so not a good judge on how the vehicle is going to respond or behave over the long run. As you should know and should have read these vehicles take a bit to show these problems. Why not get a honda today? Upside down in this vehicle right now despite a hefty down payment. Why are we upside down? Word of this POS transmission has gotten out to everyone and dealer so our trade-in/resale value has tanked.

For those not having problems and or are willing to retrain themselves to bend to Ford's new DCT driving technique, am happy for you. But the rest of us need to have this fixed.
07-22-2015 08:23 AM
mr_cassandra
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Originally Posted by DaK_Mojave View Post
Funny, never had this with any other automatic transmission I've owned. The DCT is either a bad and/or poorly implemented design. This is the only automatic transmission I have had "learn" how to drive. Basically have to coddle this thing to get it to work correctly and even then its a PITA. Just yesterday this POS had to be slammed into 1st and the gas to the floor to encourage it get started through an intersection. Had these issues been exhibited during the test drive, there would probably be a Honda sitting in the garage.
The DCT is an automated manual but when properly running (or repaired), requires no special treatment from you at all.
07-22-2015 08:20 AM
TooOld
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Originally Posted by DaK_Mojave View Post
Funny, never had this with any other automatic transmission I've owned. The DCT is either a bad and/or poorly implemented design. This is the only automatic transmission I have had "learn" how to drive. Basically have to coddle this thing to get it to work correctly and even then its a PITA. Just yesterday this POS had to be slammed into 1st and the gas to the floor to encourage it get started through an intersection. Had these issues been exhibited during the test drive, there would probably be a Honda sitting in the garage.
And you couldn't tell during the test drive(s) that the transaxle felt differently than any torque converter automatic you've driven?

Did you not read, before the test drive that this transaxle is much more closely designed and operational to a manual transaxle than all your other automatic transmissions?

Didn't you realize, before the test drive that while dual clutch transmissions were already used in other vehicles that you'd be taking an elevated risk of problems with the moderately new technology?

And finally, why not sell the POS and get a Honda today?
07-22-2015 06:47 AM
DaK_Mojave
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Originally Posted by FFhb13 View Post
Although if someone is not familiar with the dct and its behavior, by driving it a certain
way you can make the transmission jerk and shutter.
Funny, never had this with any other automatic transmission I've owned. The DCT is either a bad and/or poorly implemented design. This is the only automatic transmission I have had "learn" how to drive. Basically have to coddle this thing to get it to work correctly and even then its a PITA. Just yesterday this POS had to be slammed into 1st and the gas to the floor to encourage it get started through an intersection. Had these issues been exhibited during the test drive, there would probably be a Honda sitting in the garage.
07-22-2015 01:18 AM
FFhb13 Although if someone is not familiar with the dct and its behavior, by driving it a certain
way you can make the transmission jerk and shutter.
07-21-2015 10:39 PM
sailor Agreed.

It's definitely NOT a CVT, and this is NOT a case where you can buy a car exhibiting troubles because you know a simple & cheap fix to apply.

Don't like the way it's working on a test drive?

Why even THINK of buying it?
07-21-2015 08:58 PM
Arco-Zakus Are we being trolled?

Try Google and do some reading.
07-21-2015 12:25 PM
PratoN
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Originally Posted by tylersach View Post
Im looking at buying a 2012 focus SEL HB with what the dealer told me had a CVT transmission. When i test drove it i frlt shuddering and kicking on take off and slowing down. It has 91,500km and still does it. Worth getting?
I'm going to vote a strong no - others may disagree.
07-21-2015 10:25 AM
tylersach Im looking at buying a 2012 focus SEL HB with what the dealer told me had a CVT transmission. When i test drove it i frlt shuddering and kicking on take off and slowing down. It has 91,500km and still does it. Worth getting?
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