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Old 01-18-2013, 09:17 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Red Jay 918 View Post
i still say this all could have been avoided if they just used the Fusion 6 speed auto. i don't know if the DCT was already being sold in Europe, but if not then couldn't they have saved some money just by sourcing the Fusion transmission?
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agreed!
100% disagreed. If they were going to do this I would not have bought my car, at least not equipped this way.

The only way that would have been acceptable is if a 6MT similar to the MMT6 but with the appropriate gearing changes for the less powerful engine in the standard MK3 Focus was available.

The 6F35 has no real agreeable traits other than the low speed creeping characteristic based on the torque multiplication provided by the torque converter.

A naturally aspirated 2.0 L engine is not well suited to having a torque converter behind it to sap the life out of it.
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