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Old 03-12-2013, 08:52 PM   #121
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It's a PowerShift, unfortunately doesn't have that option.
Sorry, I didn't know if that option was still available, unfortunately for you I guess it isn't.
But it may still be something that people with the regular auto transmissions can try.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:48 PM   #122
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But it may still be something that people with the regular auto transmissions can try.
That IS the regular auto transmission :) only other option was a 5spd manual
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Sorry, my mistake, I was under the obviously mistaken impression that the PowerShift tranny was an option on the SEL and Ti models.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:21 PM   #124
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Sorry, my mistake, I was under the obviously mistaken impression that the PowerShift tranny was an option on the SEL and Ti models.
I think where you're both confused is on the nomenclature.

Powershift is Ford's trademarked name for their dual clutch automatic transmission.

Selectshift is the manual shifting mode for the Powershift transmission in the 2012+ Ford Focus, but is also available on other Ford models even with a torque converter instead of a dry dual clutch set up.

Cars equipped with the basic powershift DCT have just a low gear range (L) after drive and a hill grade assist/ overdrive cancel switch on the gear lever.

The Selectshift equipped DCT has an (S) gear range below drive and when slotted here without touching the rocker switch the car is in Selectshift automatic (aka sport mode) and will shift through gears 1-5 up and down without intervention but will lock out of 6th gear. Press the up or down side of the toggle on the shifter while in selectshift mode to manually choose the next gear.

The car then remains in manual mode until the gear lever is shifted back into drive. You may shift back to drive at any time to get out of the manual mode and return back to the select shift automatic mode if desired.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:44 PM   #125
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Ahh I didn't realize there WERE two different automatics available. Thought they all had the "sport" mode
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I think where you're both confused is on the nomenclature.
Well it won't be the first time, or with my record the last.
Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:07 PM   #127
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I just put on a set of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS also. At first I didn't want to pay that much for new tires, but when you're driving around with $500 deductible on your insurance and as much as any new car costs to fix now it started making a whole lot more sense. I sold the OEM's on CL with more than half the tread left. But now I'm seeing the results and am very happy with making the switch. I've been out in 4-5" snow with out any problem getting around. Of course you have to know how to drive in the stuff also. Saying that after living in Michigan for over 50 years and never have been stuck not even with a '58 VW.
I have had absolutely no problems with the stock tires driving in snow/ice and its been pretty much snowing since I bought this car a month ago. This car runs great in the snow so I don't know why others are having issues. Traction control only came on once and that was my fault for making a left turn too fast and fish tailing it, which I like to do. Don't think I've taken it out yet in over 6 inches of snow so might have to wait till next year to be certain.
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Just saw the quote from 29Tudor & I had to chuckle, when I was in High School we used a '58 VW to drive around in deep snow to pack it down B4 spraying with water to make a skating rink...... You couldn't get that thing stuck unless it rode up so far on the deep snow that the wheels weren't touching any more!

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:34 PM   #129
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First snow of the year and the car was pretty much immobilized. I have Michelin Alpin snow tires and this car was pretty much stopped in an inch of snow . Could not make it up a slight grade. Got so bad I had to shut the traction control off. It's a bit of a weapon. I barely make it through an intersection before the light goes red. Not impressed.
You may want to invest in driving lessons.

My 2012 Titanium with DCT was fine with stock 17" tires and amazing with 15" Blizzaks. Not a snow beast like my Subaru's were but still amazing in snow.
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I quietly wonder if the people with problems in the snow with the new Focus just flatfoot it everywhere...
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