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Old 01-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #21
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Before deciding on a DCT be sure and test drive both city and freeway driving conditions, especially city. Also, leave the radio off, crack a window or two, and listen for strange noises coming from the front such as the DCT or suspension.
You don't want a clunker!
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:21 PM   #22
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Clunker? There's no such thing a clunker Focus isn't that right PratoN?
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Also seems like everybody is suffering from the suspension squeak, is that a big problem, or is it just the sound is annoying?
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:23 PM   #24
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So many questions so little time hahaha
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Also seems like everybody is suffering from the suspension squeak, is that a big problem, or is it just the sound is annoying?
I think people describe more of a clunk than a squeak. The suspension on mine doesn't make any noise.
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Rental fleet turnover is usually around 26-32000 miles. That sounds like there is a glut of ex-rental cars on your local craigslist at the moment.

There really aren't that many privately sold (retail) units being exchanged at the 30,000 mile mark, but rental fleets tend to keep the cars for about 1 year or 30k and then get another new one.

Its unlikely to be lease turnover as unless they were very early 2011 build 2012 models they would not likely be coming up on two years yet, the minimum typical lease, and that seems like high mileage for a lease at 12k/year average for a lease.
correct. my car was a rental that was taken out of service at 29,000 miles
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Is there a way to tell if it was previously a rental?
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Also seems like everybody is suffering from the suspension squeak, is that a big problem, or is it just the sound is annoying?
My suspension doesn't clunk either, but I hear it'll drive you insane. That doesn't include the harassment from friends/family for buying a new car / Ford / etc.
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mine was a rental.

doing well so far before and after the DCT update
there were some jerking before, but now either the computer adjusted or I adjusted and it's been working pretty well without much discomfort.
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