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Old 09-21-2019, 03:31 AM   #31
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I have noticed contributors to this subject/post are NOT Focus owners with the DCT 6 transmission.
Why does that matter?
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Iíd love to drive a 2018 for a week & see how it drives & accelerates vs. my 2013.

Everytime I hear negative comments about the DCT, itís with years 2012-2016. Is there any reason why 2017-2018s are never mentioned?



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Iíd love to drive a 2018 for a week & see how it drives & accelerates vs. my 2013.

Everytime I hear negative comments about the DCT, itís with years 2012-2016. Is there any reason why 2017-2018s are never mentioned?



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Maybe not enough miles on em yet.

I went back to driving a 16 stick focus. Some reason I still get car fax on my 14 DCT......goes in about 3-4x a year for ďtransmissionĒ checked at this point.


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Iíd love to drive a 2018 for a week & see how it drives & accelerates vs. my 2013.

Everytime I hear negative comments about the DCT, itís with years 2012-2016. Is there any reason why 2017-2018s are never mentioned?
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Maybe not enough miles on em yet.
The mileage/age is certainly one component; the other is probably fewer cars sold compared to previous years.

Figure a person bought a 2017 when it came out in 2016, then drives it 1k miles per month on average. That's only about 24-25k miles for a 2017 (and obviously a 2018 will be half that).

Certainly many cars needed clutch packs before that point, but folks like me - who have had 3 replacements before the original 60k drive train warranty - didn't get the first set until it had become quite noticeable, around 30k+. After that, you know what it feels like and realize something's wrong. Still, you can tell yourself it's isolated and of course Ford is covering it under warranty, so even if they've had one replacement so far, they've only started the roller coaster.

And then there's the fact that only a small percentage of folks get online to complain about it. It's going to be another couple of years before the 2018s are as obviously bad as the 2012s, but it will absolutely happen. It's wishful thinking to believe that Ford somehow fixed in the DPS6 in later model years.
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