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Old 07-15-2012, 09:03 PM   #521
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@MisterH: DCT. Once you get the hang of it, and it trains itself, it's a blast to drive...
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:39 PM   #522
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@MisterH: DCT. Once you get the hang of it, and it trains itself, it's a blast to drive...
Thanks for the reply. I'm glad that you enjoy it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:23 AM   #523
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I have 1400 km on mine now and it is now shifting very nicely and the engine is idling a lot more smoothly. Mine is red candy and everywhere I go people are stopping and looking at it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #524
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it is 97F temperature outside today.. but even with the air on high. on the freeway at 52mph I got 51mpg all the way.
Whoo Hoo this car ROCKS!!!!!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:56 PM   #525
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@MisterH: DCT. Once you get the hang of it, and it trains itself, it's a blast to drive...
I'll definitely agree with that!! Having driven ONLY manuals for the last 16 years, I've found that the DCT is a perfect transmission to transition to. Plus, with the selectshift, I'm still able to "slap" through the gears when I'm feeling sporty. I'm REALLY enjoying mine as well, and I definitely echo what others are saying about it being an absolute blast to drive. I actually look forward to my commute now.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:50 PM   #526
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I knew it was only a matter of time before I saw this modification on a Titanium model. I did not get a picture, but the owner removed all the titanium lettering off the badge except for the first 3 letters......
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #527
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How do you "slap" through the gears with a little thumb button? Shame on Ford for that as they should've had a manu-stick type shifter since under spirited driving the thumb button simply was too small and gave my thumb a cramp after 15 minutes. Poor design.
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How do you "slap" through the gears with a little thumb button? Shame on Ford for that as they should've had a manu-stick type shifter since under spirited driving the thumb button simply was too small and gave my thumb a cramp after 15 minutes. Poor design.
Idk. I haven't had any issues with it personally. If anything, having one hand on the shifter makes me feel more like I'm driving an actual manual (vice having steering wheel paddles).
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My mom's Miata had the paddle shifters but it also had the option of just moving the shifter over and simply push forward and back to cycle the 6 speeds and that mimics a manual better than the Ford system does and it does it way smoother.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:58 PM   #530
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I agree, It feels more like a stickshift when your hand is on the shifter. But no hassle with a clutch!
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