Originally Posted by 20Focus13
I have to agree with ElGatto. I have and will always own mostly Ford's and never had a issue with any of my cars but the DCT is a great transmission for spirited driving like the BMW's and Bugatti's and the like but the normal slow starting off that most due in say parking lots and around our sub divisions and in heavy traffic are not its best use. I hope Ford can get the programming finessed enough for everyone. Even BMW had issues with its M3 M DCT in the start of the model but I think that they finally got the program usable in the slow taking off as well as the sport use of their cars. Wikipedia has info on some other cars with them at:
Thanks for the link ElGatto! I didn't realize just how "new" this technology was. I have been driving for 30+ years, and have been so used to the tried and true Auto trannys, and stick shifters, that it's no wonder I wasn't feeling comfortable with the DCT.
But I've never been one to say that something new shouldn't be tried. Think where we'd be if everybody said "let's keep things the same forever" back in the stone age! With most cars out there, the "lemon ratio" is usually around 5% or less. Take those out of the equation, and the rest of the problematic vehicles people have are probably due to a lack of understanding, and effort to do so. I really believe that a better education on the dealerships part, on how this DCT works, and how to drive it, would relieve a lot of this frustration I'm reading. My dealer was outstanding at all areas, except this. Albeit, when I took delivery, he did ask me if I had any questions. Me (thinking I new it all) said "nope, I'm good!" Right there, he should have brought this up, as I would have listened if he mentioned the difference in old tech vs. new.
Thankfully, I have the wealth of informed people right here to help aleviate my worries!