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Old 09-27-2013, 11:49 AM   #31
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Ford's DCT isn't any better than an Automatic anyway. It doesn't shift sharp like Audi's DSG, it doesn't really use the power as efficiently at all.
It has less parasitic drag than a standard automatic, which is one reason (besides gearing) that allows the Focus to post the MPG numbers it does.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:13 PM   #32
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So far they are running the play straightfrom VWs playbook. See the the earlier memos denying the problem and telling the dealer to convince the customer it is all in their head.



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They probably should have gone with the wet clutch like audi and vw. You can blame the government Cafe standards for the move away from traditional transmissions.

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And no wet clutch. The DSG Fluid change is around $400.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #33
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:28 PM   #34
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Sheisty!

And no wet clutch. The DSG Fluid change is around $400.
Yeah, but vw seems to have theirs dialed in now. Keeping the dry clutch dry seems problematic and the heat is not the trannys friend either.

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Old 09-27-2013, 12:40 PM   #35
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Yeah, but vw seems to have theirs dialed in now. Keeping the dry clutch dry seems problematic and the heat is not the trannys friend either.

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Bullcrap. I live in Fort Lauderdale Florida and I have no problems with my DCT. You can't get any hotter than down here.
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A scientific sample of one. I'm sold.

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And no wet clutch. The DSG Fluid change is around $400.
How often? Seems like I've read every 30K? I'll keep my cheap to maintain manuals...
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I believe 40k miles.

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Personally, I think Ford's DCT is one of the best in small-cars right now. The number of people who have actual defects in their transmissions is such a small number. Everyone else who complains is just whining because it's different. I've driven a number of mk3s and while it certainly feels different to drive, it doesn't feel wrong or broken. I see mk3 DCTs all the time at stop lights and in slow moving traffic and I have yet to see one bucking and chugging along.

It's like when Facebook updates the layout and everyone cries about it and a week later they've all forgotten why they were upset.

Or when Apple updated to iOS 7 and the world cried foul because they're not used to the new and different layout.

The DCT is new and different. Eventually you'll adjust and wonder why you ever drove a traditional automatic in the first place.

If the different DCT is just simply too much for you to handle, there's a perfectly viable option readily available to you across all models of Focus called a 5spd manual. Works like a charm. The only time it bucks and grinds is if you're completely incompetent behind the wheel.
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