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Old 02-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #31
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I wish I could produce it. I know I had written the ST off as an option as I am so over having to change gears all the time on a daily driver. I have a lot of saved links but I have yet to be able to find it again. Simple marketing is all I need to know. They are missing my sale and thousands of others not having a computer automated manual option, as this has become the norm in the modern automotive world, and Ford wants to sale cars. Back in the day, when the options were hydromatic auto or manual, yes they would offer manual only. But technology is to the point that computer automated manuals are now in the mainstream, not just high end cars. From the article, I remember they acknowledged the problems with the initial launch of the DCT on the 2012 Focus, and that was something they wanted to avoid on the ST, thus it was going to be a year or so before the computer automated manual would be available. But also acknowledging it is the new norm/expectation and they would loose sales if they didn't get it out there and get it right.
even so... if the Boss 302 (which i look at the ST as the Boss 302 of the Focus line up) doesn't have an optional automatic, it's highly unlikely IMO the ST will get one, not to mention the GT500. hell, Ford didn't even offer an automatic on the ZX4 ST and it wasn't as near as performance oriented as its SVT predecessor or its ST successor..
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even so... if the Boss 302 (which i look at the ST as the Boss 302 of the Focus line up) doesn't have an optional automatic, it's highly unlikely IMO the ST will get one, not to mention the GT500. hell, Ford didn't even offer an automatic on the ZX4 ST and it wasn't as near as performance oriented as its SVT predecessor or its ST successor..
OK, it ain't happening, I lied, that is what I do. The ST will be manual only. Man I feel much better now.
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Report back in 30 years. I felt the same way 30 years ago.
Even if I drive an auto it'll still be lame


Besides the Taurus has a dct that doesn't have nearly the problems the Focus has. They could make one that works if they tried. I would guess the Taurus works better due to the low end torque increase. The Taurus is also available with same basic engine as the st. They simply don't want to make an auto and I think better of them because of it

If you want an auto that bad spend the extra 4000 and get a Taurus
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Besides the Taurus has a dct that doesn't have nearly the problems the Focus has. They could make one that works if they tried. I would guess the Taurus works better due to the low end torque increase. The Taurus is also available with same basic engine as the st. They simply don't want to make an auto and I think better of them because of it

If you want an auto that bad spend the extra 4000 and get a Taurus
The Taurus has a traditional automatic transmission. A 6F35 with the 2.0 L ecoboost, and the 6F50 on the 3.5 and 3.5L twin turbo ecoboost V6.
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That is the beauty of 30 years of living, you realize lame is ok, or autos are not lame, which is it? You decide.
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The Taurus has a traditional automatic transmission. A 6F35 with the 2.0 L ecoboost, and the 6F50 on the 3.5 and 3.5L twin turbo ecoboost V6.
True, they are select shift and that's what I read. That trans still fills what a few people want.

I don't like autos. I've owned close to the same number of autos to manuals and I haven't broken a manual yet. No clutches either in manuals. I'm at three automatics in three different cars that have gone bad. Granted two were in trucks and I used them to pull things. But I didn't break the one manual transmission truck I've had and I would still be driving it if the suspension was up to the task
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True, they are select shift and that's what I read. That trans still fills what a few people want.

I don't like autos. I've owned close to the same number of autos to manuals and I haven't broken a manual yet. No clutches either in manuals. I'm at three automatics in three different cars that have gone bad. Granted two were in trucks and I used them to pull things. But I didn't break the one manual transmission truck I've had and I would still be driving it if the suspension was up to the task
You did write DCT though, not select shift, which was why I pointed out the difference. They have already mated the 6F35 to the 2.0 L EcoBoost i4 in the Taurus, Explorer, Escape, and Fusion. Therefore they could theoretically create a boring automatic version of the ST without too much effort, as long as the transmission fit within the chassis rails.

I wouldn't recommend the 6F35 though personally.
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Deftmetal, just out of curiousity what is your avatar a picture of? i know it's a gascap (or looks like one) but doesn't look like a Focus... off topic i know.
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If you can get an auto ST, Id actually look at getting one.
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I wouldn't recommend the 6F35 though personally.

As always your accuracy is apreciated. I thought both said select shift on the mobile ford website but I see now the focus says powershift. Searching for complaints on Taurus trans problems doesn't show much. But I see searching for the trans by the number indicates harsh shifts

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It's the tank on my 08 r6 that I painted
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