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Old 09-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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What do you guys think about this automatic trans? its not very smooth at times, and i feel like the break is linked to the idle some how as well. like if you stop on a hill and slowly let the break out a little, it will roll back, and if you let the break out all the way, it will pull forward. I haven't noticed this in any other car except the 2012 focus. How do you feel about it?


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Old 09-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #2
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You know, I personally love that Ford has been on the cutting edge of several technologies. The DCT (not first, but first to a mass market compact, or a close second if you count the VWs), MFT, self-parking, city stop feature, you name it. Being on the cutting edge means breaking a few eggs here and there, but they will be rewarded in the long run and I applaud them for being gutsy and trying.
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You know, I personally love that Ford has been on the cutting edge of several technologies. The DCT (not first, but first to a mass market compact, or a close second if you count the VWs), MFT, self-parking, city stop feature, you name it. Being on the cutting edge means breaking a few eggs here and there, but they will be rewarded in the long run and I applaud them for being gutsy and trying.
If Ford were "Gutsy" ,they would do like GM and Saturn did a few years ago when they had a 30 days full satisfaction warranty.New tech is good when it,s done right.When it's sold half baked ,it's the customer who's stuck with the bill when things go wrong.
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What do you guys think about this automatic trans?
It is not an automatic, it is a computer automated dual clutch six speed manual transmission. Nothing weird about that. Weird is expecting it to act like a hydromatic fluid torque converted auto. Just search DCT and you will find months worth of reading on the subject, including everyone's gripes, misunderstandings, and mechanical issues/failures.
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The problem is that Ford markets it as an automatic transmission.
this is my point exactly. The dealer doesn't explain any of this so i assumed it was a normal automatic. i just did a lot of reading about the DCT and now am a lot more aware of how it works. But im still curious about what other people think of this. There seems to be a lot of positives and negatives about it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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I'm going to strangle someone. Another DCT thread? REALLY? REALLY? Reaaaaaaly? Can we PLEASE have a designated DCT thread so I don't have to read this blasphemy from uneducated drivers.
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So what qualifies you to be an expert on uneducated drivers? Everyone is allowed to express his or hers own opinions. Last time i looked we live in the United States of America...
I'm not going to fight via Internet. All I'm saying is this is a very discussed topic which is covered many of times in other threads.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:30 PM   #9
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The problem is that Ford markets it as an automatic transmission.
Do you do any research before dropping 20 grand on a car? it took me all of a minute or so when I was starting to look for a new car to learn it was a DCT and what that means.

Ford divides their transmissions between manual- you change gears, and automatic - the transmission change the gears. Logical division, then you look at the specs and ask questions. Seems natural to me.

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The problem is that Ford markets it as an automatic transmission.
Why do you still show up here. All you do is start fights
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