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Old 09-13-2012, 09:19 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by Mazingo View Post
I owned a 2012 Focus and two DCT transmissions.The first tranny was smooth, but even in sport mode it was far from performance made.When the dealership replaced it(God knows why),the second transmission was worst.It was shuttering often and in sport mode it would operate erratically by downshifting for nothing and falling into neutral while driving in the city.
So,do I think my driving skills with a manual transmission is better than the Powershift?After driving two identical transmissions operating totally differently.The Answer is YES.

Like I said previously,I now own a 2012 Elantra with a 6 speed manual.Even if the engine is smaller ,it's easier the exploit the performance through a manual transmission.
Ironic since the DCT is a manual...

That has no clutch you need to operate...

Which gives gear changes human hands can only dream of achieving...
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