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Old 05-30-2012, 09:05 AM   #981
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I bought the fully loaded auto for a couple of reasons. I drive 33,000 miles a year, I love all the tecky stuff and I have a 400+HP Roush Mustang Vert for fun stuff. ... and my wife can drive my Focus
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #982
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Smile Focus issues

Thanks R1debike for info & encouragement. I am a diehard ford fanatic currently having 4 in my family. 12 Focus, 09 Flex, 07 F150 FX4 & 04 Mustang GT conv. I just got Focus back & will keep the forum updated. One thing more I've been a life long Ford owner probably having owner 60-70 I also used to drag race Fords & am not used to having any problems with them.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #983
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I drive a DCT SE Sport because physical limitations make an MT impossible.

I've driven manuals in autos and motorcycles for over 42 years, and I'm done with manuals.

Just because I can't row a box with an extra pedal anymore, because of the pain, doesn't mean that I have to give-up on the fun.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:38 AM   #984
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well i reckon that makes sense but why not teach the wife to drive a manual? you obviously know the benefits of driving a manual and can you not get the tech stuff in the upper models with a manual? just wondering sorry im just a firm believer in saving the manuals and in a gutless wonder such as a focus i would think youd want as much power to the ground as you could and my s has recorded 40.2 miles to the gallon with the a/c on at 80+ mph didnt mean to sound like an ass hat just curious is all
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:57 AM   #985
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Some months back, I took my car to the dealer to have the DCT reprogrammed (Ken Grody in Carlsbad, CA). The dealer told me it had been reprogrammed, but the paperwork didn't confirm that. It said something about "relearning." The car didn't act any differently than before I took it to the dealer.

Last week, I got the recall notice for the DCT, ABS and windshield wiper grommet and yesterday, I took the car to a different dealer, North County Ford in Vista. They told me that the DCT had not been reprogrammed previously, and they reprogrammed it yesterday. Now, it holds the lower gears much longer, which is great.

I don't know about rollback or anything else yet, but I'm happy with how the transmission behaves now.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:27 AM   #986
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Ha ha! I tried to teach her 20 years ago before we were married. it did not go well.

Unfortunately you can not get all the bells and whistles with a stick. Crazy marketing I guess. The DCT is rated as better gas mileage then the stick ... but I do miss the Man Pedal sometimes

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Yeah, after I got my Focus without the man pedal, I felt my twig-n-berries shrivel a bit more, and they didn't have much more shriveling left in them.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:32 AM   #988
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here is my question why would you buy a small fun to drive car with an automatic in the first place? my base model s has the manual that was a major selling point for me sure id like to have the sync and my ford touch and be able to control the iPod on my iPhone with the sound of my voice but personally its all about the driving experience and i think alot of hat you are experiencing with your car has to do with the government mandated "traction control" even with a manual transmission my car shudders and bucks if i try to take off spiritedly it drives me nuts personally but at least i can control the clutch and ask the ecm for permissible throttle response im currently seeking ways to by pass this nuisance as my car has no way to turn off the traction control idk if yours does but i would have tried that before complaining about how the car was acting my car currently has 2239 miles on it and i blame the traction control having had several vehicals with manual transmissions in them and driving more than ill ever own in a life time something to ponder i suppose
I didn't buy my Focus because it was fun to drive. I bought for the MPG which the DCT had a higher rating. I hate manual trans. I don't consider a stick fun.
Anyway, since the latest update all is well.
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Question Different Issue.

I bought my SEL in March of this year. I got the Driver Connect Package with the MyFord Touch Screen. I have had some interesting issues with the screen and system as a whole. On many occasions the screen itself has simply reset. Flashing the Microsoft Logo and a load bar. The symptoms range from lack of an ability to connect with my phone to stream audio, to not accepting tactile input. I have asked the service Manager at my dealership what he thinks and he suggested resetting the whole system by power drainage after doing a master reset with in the system it's self.

After doing this twice it still has the same issues. Is anyone else having the same problems with similarly equipped cars? I really love the system when it works properly.
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I bought my SEL in March of this year. I got the Driver Connect Package with the MyFord Touch Screen. I have had some interesting issues with the screen and system as a whole. On many occasions the screen itself has simply reset. Flashing the Microsoft Logo and a load bar. The symptoms range from lack of an ability to connect with my phone to stream audio, to not accepting tactile input. I have asked the service Manager at my dealership what he thinks and he suggested resetting the whole system by power drainage after doing a master reset with in the system it's self.

After doing this twice it still has the same issues. Is anyone else having the same problems with similarly equipped cars? I really love the system when it works properly.
You've gottwn all the MFT updates they've put out?


Also not being able to get a stick with all the bells and whisltes is false. As of this spring you were able to get the Titanium with a stick.
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