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Old 07-29-2013, 12:36 AM   #21
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They can keep coming out with whatever crap they want to as long as a standard manual transmission is still an option. I don't want anything to do with the drive-by-wire, weird transmission, electric steering, etc.
Well...most cars these days (regardless of gearbox...) are going to drive by wire throttle, and electric assist steering seams to be gaining a lot of traction as well.

Don't like any of that? Better keep buying used.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:42 AM   #22
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That was my point, I plan on doing just that as long as there are cars worth buying used.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:20 PM   #23
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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.
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