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Old 02-15-2014, 05:41 PM  
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Originally Posted by iVoid View Post
i personally expect there to be problems because every time you take you foot off the pedal the car starts to break i feel like the DCT is slightly engaged every time i drive my car but who knows...
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Originally Posted by Kabigon View Post
In this regard, how exactly should the DCT be any different than a conventional manual transmission?
Here's one of the problems, malfunctions/leaks/updates aside it STILL won't feel like an "automatic".

Promoted as the "automated manual transmission" it is, there might have been more understanding of the benefits & limitations.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/r....org%2F8287%2F

This article posted by Wavesine was one of the best I've seen on the transmission & how it was intended to work.

And NOT telling users about the features that attempt to "train" them in it's best use was a major "Fail". This should have been in both sales literature & the owner's manual.

"The Economy benefits of a Manual, automated for easy everyday use" might have been one good advertising line...
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