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Old 11-14-2012, 08:51 PM   #31
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no ones having issues with the 5 spds
That's patently false, as I know of at least one or two cases where there were bad syncros within 1600 miles on first gear of a 2012 Focus with the MTX-75, that's some german build quality right there. This report came from someone who practically only drove manuals and was good at it, the tech doubted them until they tried to drive the car into the shop and with the clutch fully depressed it made a horrible grinding noise. They had to rebuild it under warranty. So don't tell me the 5 speed is 100% immune to manufacturing flaws/ failures. If its built by man it can and will be screwed up at some point.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:02 PM   #32
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That's patently false, as I know of at least one or two cases where there were bad syncros within 1600 miles on first gear of a 2012 Focus with the MTX-75, that's some german build quality right there. This report came from someone who practically only drove manuals and was good at it, the tech doubted them until they tried to drive the car into the shop and with the clutch fully depressed it made a horrible grinding noise. They had to rebuild it under warranty. So don't tell me the 5 speed is 100% immune to manufacturing flaws/ failures. If its built by man it can and will be screwed up at some point.
I don't think that anyone is claiming that the 5speed is perfect.
But one or two bad ones in your experience don't compare to the multiple complaints about the auto.
Relax..
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #33
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Hey how ur doin. Please remember that this is a standard tranny. instead of depressing the clutch it uses servos to do it for you, don't think of it as an automatic cause it isn't its is a standard trans that automaticly clutches for the driver!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:51 PM   #34
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Hi guys,

I am very interested in the new ford focus. But all the talk about the transmission grinding itself up has got me worried. How do you guys feel the new focus will last long term? Should I wait until next years model? How much would a new clutch cost?

I really like the luxury appeal of the car and how it looks.

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I have a 2012 SEL w/DCT, and I have 0 issues. I opted out of getting one with MFT, so as to limit potential problems. The transmission is as smooth as a baby's bottom, and I forsee no reliability issues.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:19 AM   #35
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I've put 30,000 miles on my 2012 SE, and have had 0 problems with it thus far. It is a manual without MFT, so I dodged any of the problems people have had with those two items.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #36
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Hey there congrats on your new ride. The bigest problem I have had with my 2013 SE select shift is I can't stay out of it.This has to be the most fun to drive car I have ever owned. With a little practice using the select shift you can take off the line and shift as good as any standard going. Just don't fall in to the trap as thinking this is an auto as so many have and it has caused a lot of confussion along with complaints. This is a manual transmission with dual clutches drive it like you stole it and you won't be sorry!
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:18 AM   #37
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I got a 2013 Titanium model and love the feel of the DCT. I've only got 450 miles on it but so far it's running great.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #38
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I have 1500 miles on my ST and I find that the 6 speed manual is very smooth. You do go through the gears quickly if you shift according to the Ford recommendations. In 6th by the time your doing 55. With that said it shifts very nice and smooth the clutch is easy to depress.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:31 AM   #39
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I am approaching 2k miles on my '13 ti. The DCT does continue to improve as it wears in a bit. I like the way the shift points change depending on how much throttle I am giving. If I hammer the throttle then the shift points are higher. The car knows what I have in mind. The only time the DCT can be unpleasant is in bumper-to-bumper at under 5 mph. It is not as smooth as a traditional torque converter auto would be.

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:59 AM   #40
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Just under 5000km. Still all good on my end. Only issue I have is around -30/-40 the touch screen isn't super responsive.

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