Originally Posted by dyn085
I don't remember the exact date, but I'm pretty sure that you have a Job 2 car, in which the firmware was already incorporated into the car pre-delivery. The FSA only applied to Job 1 cars (of which I fall into).
Don't let the nay-sayers scare you about the DCT. Yes, it wasn't overly great on the initial fleet of cars. Yes, people have had problems. Yes, some people do (or still think they do) have a couple issues. But trust me, this thread has died down a LOT in the last month or so. Both of my buddies with Job 2 cars love it.
AFTER I FIRMLY DROVE MY CAR THE RECOMMENDED 1000 MILES
in a manner recommended by other forum members here, my DCT is a dream. There are a couple things I wouldn't mind tweaked, and yes there are a couple of little hiccups, but overall it is awesome!
I had to bold the statement because a lot of the people who were overly arguing this FSA have seemed to have disappeared. While some of them may have been traded-in, I would imagine that many of them tried the advise on here and just didn't come back to update their results.
I am just getting into the vibe on these forums. I thought Beetle owners were fanatical (Yes I have one of those as well!)
Anyway, I found the Focus Tranny Manual, but could not find the subject of "break in" or "learning" driving. When you say "FIRMLY DROVE THE CAR" are you saying that you purposely drove it hard? I have kind of been gentle with it these first 3000 miles. Only once or twice have I gotten on it hard, was I supposed to drive it harder to start with? Mine is the SEL 301A 17" Polished, A/T DCT Hatchback, Sonic Blue. Loving it so far! (Traded a Civic for it to boot!)