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Old 09-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #21
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I agree with fordnomore that when the DCT goes for a major crapper it is a serious safety issue.

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Old 09-06-2013, 05:10 PM   #22
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I can't be the only one that actually knows how to drove the dct.

You can't just put it in drive and go, you have to work with it and if you need instant acceleration turn off traction control and down shift to 2nd (below 40mph) and 3rd above that. You can't really expect any car to have acceleration in 6th gear.

I'm constantly switching between D and S and even sometimes N where I'll rev to 3500 and drop it into drive.

I think the focus can get to 55ish in second which is close to a sports car.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:14 PM   #23
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:19 PM   #24
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:23 PM   #25
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I can't be the only one that actually knows how to drove the dct.

You can't just put it in drive and go, you have to work with it and if you need instant acceleration turn off traction control and down shift to 2nd (below 40mph) and 3rd above that. You can't really expect any car to have acceleration in 6th gear.

I'm constantly switching between D and S and even sometimes N where I'll rev to 3500 and drop it into drive.

I think the focus can get to 55ish in second which is close to a sports car.
This is about the most nonsense BS I have ever heard.
Instant acceleration is exactly it. Taking the time to turn TC off and punching it ..... by then it isn't instant anymore.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #26
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We had the clutch replacement completed in June, by end of July it started to shudder (early warning signs) and the grinding returned end of August. Took it back to the dealership (for the 8th time total) and was informed that Ford has stated "this is normal" and was told that the dealership could do nothing more with the issue.

The car refused to accelerate on any inclines and would shudder as well while driving up hills. My wife was almost rear-ended in the vehicle while driving up a hill on the way to work...which was the last straw.

Traded in the car from hell last Saturday for a new Acura. I will never buy another American car again. Ford, you've lost a loyal customer of 14 years.

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:47 PM   #27
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This is about the most nonsense BS I have ever heard.
Instant acceleration is exactly it. Taking the time to turn TC off and punching it ..... by then it isn't instant anymore.
That's why you turn it off when you start the car...

Traction control severely limits acceleration.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #28
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I can't be the only one that actually knows how to drove the dct.

You can't just put it in drive and go, you have to work with it and if you need instant acceleration turn off traction control and down shift to 2nd (below 40mph) and 3rd above that. You can't really expect any car to have acceleration in 6th gear.

I'm constantly switching between D and S and even sometimes N where I'll rev to 3500 and drop it into drive.

I think the focus can get to 55ish in second which is close to a sports car.
So if this is the proper and intended way to drive it, show us in the manual or somewhere other then your ass where it says this is how it is intended to be operated.

Yes, this is a different trans from a typical automatic, and will have different operating characteristics. That said, the fundamental operation is still the same. You put it in drive, you hit the gas, and it goes without significant issues. A lot of these transmissions are fine and do just that. The problem is a significant number of them do have issues, and there is yet a cure all to fix them. The whole trying to pass a lot of them as normal operation because its different to dodge the issue only a bunch of bs. I'm sure there are a number of complaints due to the normal operating characteristics not being EXACTLY like a standard auto, but most of the complaints are far beyond that. Don't forget how dumb and spelled out stuff gets in the manual. If these weren't intended to be put in drive and going, it would be spelled out. You actually do see the NORMAL dct characteristics explained a lot of places, but nowhere do you see what most people complain about.

So yeah, if all that jockeying back and forth and doing neutral drops works for you, then great. Don't kid yourself thinking that is the proper and intended way to drive them and only you figured it out though.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:09 PM   #29
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thats a bit idiotic to just ban yourself from ALL American cars because of a bad experience from Ford... i mean just because it happened to that particular Ford Focus doesn't mean it'd happen to a Dodge Dart, Chevrolet Cruze, Sonic or hell even the Ford Fusion.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:21 PM   #30
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you're right but then ford should step up to the plate and ** do something about it.
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