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Old 09-30-2012, 07:56 PM   #21
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Yeah I know but it doesn't help that the dealership + Ford themselves aren't being very understanding from the customers point of view I had to make threats of getting a lawyer before they would actually seriously look at my for the transmission because the other issues I wasn't really concerned with but the transmission has been a major issue since day one and they kept telling my it was when it's not. They finally tested 6 different cars on their lot ( after the threats) and finally realized that the noise that was coming from my transmission was "not" normal and since then I haven't had my car for almost two weeks now and I also have to call them for updates rather then them calling me.

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I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. What steps did you take to try to resolve the issues? I would say it sounds to me that you have a crappy service department at your dealership.
I am not sure if you guys know how the auto business works. I know all problems comeback to the manufacturing plant but this is how it works. Ford builds the Focus at Michigan Assembly. All the Ford dealers are Individually owned... similar to a franchise. They purchase the Focus they feel they will sell from the Assembly plant. So now the dealership owns the car. They have the car on their lot until you go in and decide you like it and want that car. When you buy it, you are buying the car from the dealer. Ford as a company has already received the $ for that car from the dealership(theoretically). The warranty is a Factory warranty, which is fixed by the dealership and the cost of any repair is forwarded on to Ford by that dealer.

any way, still sorry to hear about your trouble and i hope when you get your car back its to your liking. I hate hearing bad Focus reviews. I take pride in my work and love the car. After all.... I bought the car I built.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #22
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The DCT is one of the few facets of the car that doesn't get praised. I've seen a few reviews where the reviewer was okay with it, or even liked it; more with complaints. A lot seems to come down to the software update (last December was important, apparently) and perhaps the way the adaptive learning has occurred.

You can avoid that issue by getting a manual...
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #23
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I have a job2 SE sport. No issues other than a/c is a bit lackluster on super hot FL days. Just passed 13k. Coming from both previous generations of Focus, the new one is lightyears ahead. Love it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:24 PM   #24
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2013 with 3000 miles and everything is working as it should. Love the dct transmission, it's about time. Not as roomy as the DTS it replaced but I wasn't expecting it to be :) Can't wait to put a turbo on it in the future.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:56 PM   #25
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2013 with 3000 miles and everything is working as it should. Love the dct transmission, it's about time. Not as roomy as the DTS it replaced but I wasn't expecting it to be :) Can't wait to put a turbo on it in the future.
You would have to change the transmission or stick below 180 lb-ft of torque as the DCT is only rated for about 250N-m of torque which is right around 180 lb-ft.
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The DCT is one of the few facets of the car that doesn't get praised. I've seen a few reviews where the reviewer was okay with it, or even liked it; more with complaints. A lot seems to come down to the software update (last December was important, apparently) and perhaps the way the adaptive learning has occurred.

You can avoid that issue by getting a manual...
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I think it will probably work fine the with the current trans. besides, what's the weak point that gives it that rating?? I've got a C5 supercharged and the stock clutch, trans, and rear works fine with that, and they aren't rated for the 650+hp that it's seeing now. Finding the weak point is half the fun of the mods.
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I've had my SEL since February of this year and I've had zero problems. Once they did a transmission reprogtam it works fine. If I was to go back and rebuy my car, I would buy the automatic again. I honestly believe that most of the complaining you read is by people who haven't had to software update, or just whine bitch and moan when something doesn't work how they think it should.

They're great cars, don't let some bitching turn you off from considering them.

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I think it will probably work fine the with the current trans. besides, what's the weak point that gives it that rating?? I've got a C5 supercharged and the stock clutch, trans, and rear works fine with that, and they aren't rated for the 650+hp that it's seeing now. Finding the weak point is half the fun of the mods.
Ask Getrag, as they designed the transmission.

http://www.getrag.com/en/231

Its only rated for about 180 lb-ft of torque, Dry dual clutch transmissions have lower torque thresholds than single clutch manual or wet clutch dcts.
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I wonder if there will be clutch upgrades. I know the SST in the Evo has aftermarket clutch packs.
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