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Old 02-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #34
AZfocus2012
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2012 SEL, DCT, MFT loving it. I would just drive both and get which ever one you like best. I think the 2013's should have fewer issues. I also believe a lot of complaints about the DCT came from drivers not familiar with the computer automated six speed manual, add on the car's quirkyness at partial or light throttle inputs on 87 octane. A lot of shuddering and stuttering is the car trying to manage with low octane fuel and a high compression ratio, making up for that with techno wizardry that sometimes falls short, not necessarilly the DCT. Most of this is fixed by a quality premium fuel. Not to say there aren't folks with real issues with this system. I am loving mine and waiting of Ford to adapt a DCT/DSG to the ST, and then I will consider buying one of those.
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