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Old 06-05-2013, 08:15 AM   #91
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Bumper to bumper traffic rarely flows at 80mph. Therefore, if cars on the highway are indeed going 80mph, then it is not occurring during rush hour. During non-peak hours, merging into traffic is less of a problem.

Finally, speaking of 80mph, the Focus is not a sports car, its an econocar. Therefore, even without the "alleged" DCT issues, asking or expecting the Focus to effortlessly merge in 80mph traffic is asking a lot out of the car. What is the top speed of the Focus anyway? I would say its approximately 100 - 110 tops.
Easy to hit 80mph on the turnpike and most people pass me at that like I am standing still. Some of the on ramps are too short for the stock Focus to gain acceleration...never mind the shuddering..

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Old 06-05-2013, 08:51 AM   #92
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Easy to hit 80mph on the turnpike and most people pass me at that like I am standing still. Some of the on ramps are too short for the stock Focus to gain acceleration...never mind the shuddering..

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Yeah, but you won't be experiencing bumper to bumper rush hour traffic on the turnpike going 80mph.
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Yeah, but you won't be experiencing bumper to bumper rush hour traffic on the turnpike going 80mph.
I see it every day...

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Old 06-06-2013, 06:39 AM   #94
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I see it every day...

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Everyone has a different definition of bumper to bumper rush hour traffic, obviously, but this is the kind of thing I was refering to when I said, "over-exaggerations help minimize validity of claims". Especially in a merging lane.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:02 PM   #95
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I don't know about the 2012 models, but the last two PCM/TCM reflashes performed by Camelback Ford here in Phoenix really helped with the acceleration lag. Supposedly, the most recent flash was issued this past Monday. I'd check with your local dealer(s). And getting a case opened with Ford Customer Care MAY help get your service department on the ball. As always, YMMV.
I have a very early 2013 - puchased in the fall of 2012. My dealer has said there are no pcm/tcm updates available for my car. Does that sound right?

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Old 06-06-2013, 01:08 PM   #96
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Everyone has a different definition of bumper to bumper rush hour traffic, obviously, but this is the kind of thing I was refering to when I said, "over-exaggerations help minimize validity of claims". Especially in a merging lane.
I had multiple incident with my car and shuddering while getting on some highways near me...several have long ramps that tend to allow to get up to speed but if you have a Sunday driver in front of you doing 40, I expect shuddering and hesitation when this happens. S MODE helps somewhat.

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