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Old 10-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #1716
Linchpin
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Originally Posted by Cornhusker View Post
She referenced the "green shift" option, which is what gives the Focus its good gas mileage but not so good shifting. I told her that if the vehicle were going to adapt to my driving style that would've happened by 23,000 but it hasn't. I don't know about other Focus owners, but I would gladly sacrifice a few MPGs if it meant smoother driving. Very frustrated at this point because I did a lot of research when I was originally shopping for a new car and the Focus looked like a solid choice. Why Ford won't just eradicate the issue altogether is beyond me.
Since my Ford dealer service worked on my DCT it is shifting flawlessly with zero issues. My fuel economy has actually increased slightly. So it looks like you really can have your cake and eat or DCT and shift it. It probably helps that my Focus rates me as an Advanced Eco Driver.
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