Originally Posted by PratoN
Rude. I bought my car in July of 2011, so there was no (reliability) homework to do. I suppose for me you should be saying "shame on you for buying a first year / new model car". On those grounds, I might agree.
Plus, as other users have said - some of us bought the vehicle that a lady has to use occasionally. In hindsight, teaching her stick would probably be the easier route.
By July of 2011, there were several complaints of the DCT in the Fiesta since it had been out a year. I personally remember back in early 2011 reading tons of issues with the DCT in the Fiesta in online consumer reviews. Its the same unit in the Focus so assuming it wouldnt be problematic is shortsighted. Im truly sorry for whatever issues you have, however a little research would have gone a long way.
As for an example review of the DCT in '12 Focus, I believe that is February 2011:
- On the DCT "...but the technology might have been yanked out of the oven a few minutes early."
- "There were other problems, too. With 3000 miles on our test car, the clutches were already a little glazed and chattery, with vibrations working up the steering column when we rolled off under light throttle. "