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Old 11-08-2018, 01:01 PM   #31
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Ford has definitely fixed the dct in its newest model cars. They chucked it completely. A normal auto is in its place now. Lol

My brother has a 15 model with 35k on it. First clutch replaced in setember of last year. That one replaced two weeks ago.

I think the clutch itself is marginal as far as doing its job. Add in the terrible shift strategies and it quickly kills it off.


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Old 11-09-2018, 09:25 AM   #32
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Ford has definitely fixed the dct in its newest model cars. They chucked it completely. A normal auto is in its place now. Lol

My brother has a 15 model with 35k on it. First clutch replaced in setember of last year. That one replaced two weeks ago.

I think the clutch itself is marginal as far as doing its job. Add in the terrible shift strategies and it quickly kills it off.


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You know, I was going to say something similar to this.

If Ford had indeed finally gotten the DCT's perfected, why just abandon it? Wouldn't a perfect DCT system be valuable to them?

No, they went back to hydraulic auto's because they know that the DCT's were crap and still are.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:24 AM   #33
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Ford has definitely fixed the dct in its newest model cars. They chucked it completely. A normal auto is in its place now. Lol
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No, they went back to hydraulic auto's because they know that the DCT's were crap and still are.
Just out of curiosity, where are y'all getting this from? There is no (and will be no) 2019 - unless something has changed and I missed it - and I can't find any non-manual option for the 2018 (sedan or hatchback, regardless of trim level) that isn't the "6-Speed PowerShift Automatic Transmission" (AKA, the DPS6).

https://shop.ford.com/build/focus/#/select/

I've seen a couple of folks claim otherwise, but as far as I can tell, they either have no idea what they're talking about, misunderstood a Ford salesperson, or were blatantly lied to.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:52 PM   #34
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Just out of curiosity, where are y'all getting this from? There is no (and will be no) 2019 - unless something has changed and I missed it - and I can't find any non-manual option for the 2018 (sedan or hatchback, regardless of trim level) that isn't the "6-Speed PowerShift Automatic Transmission" (AKA, the DPS6).

https://shop.ford.com/build/focus/#/select/

I've seen a couple of folks claim otherwise, but as far as I can tell, they either have no idea what they're talking about, misunderstood a Ford salesperson, or were blatantly lied to.
The new Ford Focus, MK4?, will be available in the US next year. The transmission options are a 6 speed manual or an 8 speed automatic:

https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...connected.html

"The all-new Focus goes on sale in Europe and China this year and North America in the second half of 2019."

Not in this article, but I read another that mentioned that the 8 speed auto will have a radio dial shifter and they had an image of it. Not a fan of those.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:01 PM   #35
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I wish you were correct about this but the date of that article is April 2018 and much more recently Ford announced the end of new Focus availability in the USA. This decision was precipitated by the new tariffs as well as their mission to phase out 'traditional' autos in favor of SUVs and the like. But they also stated that even if the tariff situation improved, the decision is final.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:07 PM   #36
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The new Ford Focus, MK4?, will be available in the US next year. The transmission options are a 6 speed manual or an 8 speed automatic:

https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...connected.html

"The all-new Focus goes on sale in Europe and China this year and North America in the second half of 2019."

Not in this article, but I read another that mentioned that the 8 speed auto will have a radio dial shifter and they had an image of it. Not a fan of those.
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I wish you were correct about this but the date of that article is April 2018 and much more recently Ford announced the end of new Focus availability in the USA. This decision was precipitated by the new tariffs as well as their mission to phase out 'traditional' autos in favor of SUVs and the like. But they also stated that even if the tariff situation improved, the decision is final.
Yeah...there will be no MK4 in the foreseeable future. Got my hopes up and everything!
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:32 PM   #37
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Just out of curiosity, where are y'all getting this from? There is no (and will be no) 2019 - unless something has changed and I missed it - and I can't find any non-manual option for the 2018 (sedan or hatchback, regardless of trim level) that isn't the "6-Speed PowerShift Automatic Transmission" (AKA, the DPS6).

https://shop.ford.com/build/focus/#/select/

I've seen a couple of folks claim otherwise, but as far as I can tell, they either have no idea what they're talking about, misunderstood a Ford salesperson, or were blatantly lied to.
The 2018 with the 1.0 Ecoboost can be had with a 6 speed traditional hydraulic transmission.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:00 AM   #39
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The 2018 with the 1.0 Ecoboost can be had with a 6 speed traditional hydraulic transmission.
Ah, true. I tend to ignore the Ecoboost model. I have nothing against it, it just doesn't seem very common; same reason I ignore the electric model. That vast majority are the 2.0L with DCT.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:46 AM   #40
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No, they went back to hydraulic auto's because they know that the DCT's were crap and still are.
Sticking the same trans that's in their other cars into the focus makes it easier and cheaper for the supply chain, plus something that's proven more reliable in the long run.
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