Hello All. I bought mine about 3 weeks ago and now have about 600 miles on it. It has automatic dual clutch and I have not experienced any shuttering or hesitation issues. The vehicle is peppy and corners nicely. I have had a bunch of sport cars in the past, corvettes,mustangs,miata, mercedes slk. The focus reminds me most of the mercedes slk.
I checked the bell housing and transmission..no leaks. So far nothing to complain about.