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Old 08-29-2012, 10:04 AM   #63
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I've driven 3 DCTs over the last month and none of them behave like my 5 speed does.

It's an ok automatic but it still seems to hang up in a gear when you want it to downshift and it still gear hunts a little when on some inclines or under lighter throttle. It's still an automatic and doesn't replicate the 5 speed.
The DCT in the Ford does still have some bugs to be worked out since you shouldn't see all the complaints about it and you can't blame the operators when this is such a widespread hot topic.

I do find it funny that the car rags usually test the 5 speeds and also recommend them over the DCT so there is more to the problems than just operators needing to learn the DCT.
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