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Old 10-02-2019, 03:45 PM   #11
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Just to interject as I'm kind of going through things with my 13 SE. It was actually rear ended by a Silverado a couple of weeks ago. Insurance is currently deciding whether or not to fix it. Should know by Monday.

Either way, my car had new clutch packs at about 16K. So far haven't needed them again. They did TCM at 97K under warranty if I remember right. Car has almost 104K now but is a bit smashed up in the rear and is at the body shop. I actually drove it there, still running great and not pulling to a side or anything. My car has mostly highway miles on it. Sort of hoping they fix it.

But as to the value, I think the other person's insurance is valuing it at $6200. Mine is I think just below that. So for a 13, 6K for 104K miles seems to be about the rate. This is an SE sedan, race red color with the dual clutch tranny(auto). So 14 maybe 6300-6500? Just interjecting since I'm kind of familiar on this topic at the moment.
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Id sell it personally, they depreciate a crap ton. so you may as well try to sell it now. If you like driving stick, the 5 Speed Foci are very dependable!



Most cars loose most of their value within 10yrs. Studies have shown that buyers typically loose 10% on a new vehicle the minute they drive it off the lot.


Low mileage, one-owner & clean carfax Focus still have some decent value. Iíd bet a large percentage of buyers looking for a small & sporty commuter are clueless about the DCT & what it even means.



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Old 10-03-2019, 08:27 AM   #13
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Most cars loose most of their value within 10yrs. Studies have shown that buyers typically loose 10% on a new vehicle the minute they drive it off the lot.
Other than Honda/Toyota and maybe a few others, most cars drop like rocks in the first few years...and the MK3 is even worse. I got mine at two years old for less than half of the sticker (was in the glove box).

After lurking at this site for a while, if I had a working DCT Focus out of warranty, I'd dump it yesterday.
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glad Ford got pushed to extend DPS6 warranty

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Other than Honda/Toyota and maybe a few others, most cars drop like rocks in the first few years...and the MK3 is even worse. I got mine at two years old for less than half of the sticker (was in the glove box).

After lurking at this site for a while, if I had a working DCT Focus out of warranty, I'd dump it yesterday.


Hereís my issue with dumping my DCT. It costs allot of money, out-of-pocket, to get into something else. Will the DCT leave me stranded? Maybe or maybe not. Will the shuddering stop, no it wonít, however it still is a decent DD & itís paid for.

Getting into anything else, whether itís an ST, Escape, Camry etc. is going to cost a minimum of 7-10k cash + my car. Is it worth it? Iíve got one free clutch-trans repair left, so Iíll take advantage of that I suppose & just keep driving the car. Worst case scenario is Iím out 2k with another clutch in a few years.

I know Iíve said before Iíd like to sell it, but that would be 10-12k less cash, in the bank, when I retire.


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Old 10-03-2019, 08:39 AM   #15
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Your case is different. If I had a DCT that was already acting up, with no warranty, I'd drive it into the ground. I'd then decide whether the out-of-pocket repair was worth it or not.
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Your case is different. If I had a DCT that was already acting up, with no warranty, I'd drive it into the ground. I'd then decide whether the out-of-pocket repair was worth it or not.


Thatís probably what Iíll end up doing, however my biggest issue is I spend way too much time looking at car ads online & get excited when I see something I like. But Iím pretty good with thinking it through & not going out & spending a ton of cash for something else. There are a lot of guys on here that have 100-200k miles on their DCTs & theyíre still going okay. Iím only at 41k miles, on my Ď13, so I should have a lot of life left in mine.



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Old 10-03-2019, 01:02 PM   #17
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If the car is working fine and you still like driving it, i would keep on driving it. If the clutch comes back and annoys you, then get rid of it. Assuming you are in decent financial shape and all that jazz...if money is tight and the car is ok, keep it for another 60k and another 5+yrs.
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Before I was rear ended, my DCT had almost 104K on 1 clutch pack replacement around 16K(I'm the second owner), and a TCM changed at around 97K.

My car is still in the shop. Waiting for final call if they are going to fix or total it out.
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If it gets fixed the value is still gonna be in the toilet if you ďtradeĒ at a dealer. Sell it privately? Only if you plan on going into the witness protection programÖ.

If you drove it 61,000 miles with th
e problematic clutch, youíve already displayed a higher degree of tolerance that many of us.

I would drive it till the wheels literally fall off.
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