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Old 08-14-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Anyone have titanium with manual transmission

Back on June 18th I ordered a 2014 titanium with auto. At the time I asked the dealer how many transmissions they had issues with. They said only one. Tonight I dropped my truck off for oil change and dealer said since I asked about the transmission they have averaged 2 transmissions per week. The car I ordered isn't supposed to be built until Sept 15. For those with manual transmission, I am assuming there is no remote start. Is that correct? Asking because I am considering cancelling my order or seeing if I can change it to manual transmission. Just having doubts that Ford will get the DCT figured out.


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Old 08-14-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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I have a manual titanium. I'm pretty sure you can get remote start (you just leave it in nuetral), it was an option I declined.
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I have a manual titanium. I'm pretty sure you can get remote start (you just leave it in nuetral), it was an option I declined.
No from Ford or your dealer you cannot get a factory or dealer installed remote start.

The aftermarket might be able to, but it's not something that's generally encouraged due to liability, plus leaving the car running to prove it's in neutral and to shut it down via the remote is a hassle. If you interrupt the process it won't restart remotely, etc...
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:44 PM   #4
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No from Ford or your dealer you cannot get a factory or dealer installed remote start.

The aftermarket might be able to, but it's not something that's generally encouraged due to liability, plus leaving the car running to prove it's in neutral and to shut it down via the remote is a hassle. If you interrupt the process it won't restart remotely, etc...
I have the MT Titanium... You lose the remote start, automatic parallel parking and less gas mileage by opting for the manual. It kind of sucks cuz in order to get an aftermarket remote starter installed around here I'm looking at at least $700 due to the shops gouging due to it being a push to start and whatnot. Saved $1000 by going with the manual... more like $300 after installing a remote starter.

Still won't own an automatic because I find them really boring to drive but yeah there's some fairly big gotchas by going with the manual Ti.

I had a manual Civic before that I had a remote starter put in and it was not that big of a deal to make it so that the remote starter would work, it was definitely worth it because it took forever to warm up or cool down. With the Focus that's much less of an issue as it has heated seats and the heating system is reasonably quick to kick in. The cooling system starts working extremely quickly and turning on the remote window open/close helps as well.

Another issue for me with getting a remote start would be that I'd have to add another FOB to my keychain and I like to keep that as small as possible.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:53 AM   #5
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I have a UK Titanium with keyless start, and automated parallel parking

Remote start is technically illegal here (car running without a driver is an offense), with a manual, as there is no sensor on neutral there is no way to safely enable a remote start as the car may be in gear

However, what you want is called "Dressing gown lock", the ability to start the car and then lock the doors so the engine is running with no key in the ignition. This can be done

Also possible to get the winter pack with a heater and timer so the car warms itself up automatically for you
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I have a 2013 Titanium Manual I bought used this month . It now has 14,000 km of which I out about 12,000 km. I would recommend the manual over the DCT having driven many DCT as rental.

Even living in a cold climate and parking car outdoors I don't bother with remote start.

Manual is certainly more fun. It shifts decently and fluidly. The throws are a bit long.
The missing 6th gear over the DCT is a bummer for both highway revs and mpg.
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Remote start are for women, automatics are for physicaly impaired people.

Do you fit in these categories?

Go with manual and no remote start, use the engnie block heater instead.
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"Remote Start" (with remote control) is only available for cars with automatic transmission.
Also in Germany.

Aftermarket "remote start" works only with automatic transmission.
Before remote starting various settings are checked. Kicked brake, person on the driver's seat (weight sensor) and and and ...
This is a problem in non automatic Transmission Cars.
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Remote start are for women, automatics are for physicaly impaired people.

Do you fit in these categories?

Go with manual and no remote start, use the engnie block heater instead.
This post seems overly indicative of some deep-rooted insecurities. Do you want to talk about it?
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:53 PM   #10
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I'd just stick with the 5 speed and enjoy the convenience of your car avoiding any possible DCT issues.
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