Focus Fanatics - View Single Post - Looking at a 2013 SE 5spd - Talk me into a Powershift
View Single Post
Old 02-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #33
thejordan
Focus Addict
 
thejordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Fan#: 107706
Location: Southern, CA
What I Drive: 2013 SGM Focus 5 Speed

Posts: 644
FF Reputation: 4 thejordan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I have a '13 SE 5 speed manual, my gf has a '12 SE DCT.

Her DCT has 0 issues, my manual has 0 issues.

I prefer the car control that the manual offers.

At 70mph, RPMs are about 3k in the 5 speed, about 2700 in the DCT. We both see 38 mpg @ 70-75mph, 40 @ 65mph.

We both get the same MPGs.

1-3 are fairly short so you run them pretty quick, but you also don't have to downshift as much. Shifts are well-gated and not laboriously long. Clutch is light and easy, but still has feel compared to earlier Foci.

Also, the manual is slightly faster 0-60 than the DCT, could be because fewer and later shifts (not entirely sure).
thejordan is offline  
    Reply With Quote