Originally Posted by valmundo
The real question is if Ford, VW and whomever else abandons DCT, what will they switch to? It is clear that a torque converter transmission is not as fuel efficient.
I think Ford should stick with DCT just like Honda and Nissan stuck with the CVT. If you recall, that transmission was bashed like nothing else. However, the driving public got used to it. I suspect in time the same will happen with the DCT.
I wouldn't say people got used to it, they just accepted it. The downfall to CVT's is that they are stupid expensive and suffer even worse power-loss than a normal transmission. Once the warranty is up, it's time to start looking for a new car or risk paying 6k when it goes out.
Besides, Ford will stick with it until they decide it doesn't work and then 3-4 years from now if they haven't fixed it they'll just switch to something else. That's what Ford does.