Until Saturday, I had a 2014 SE that I bought new to replace my 04 2.3 manual ZX3 (which I LOVED). Had all of the same issues as others, mainly the 1st - 2nd shudder. I got tired of trying to figure out how to drive it. Some days it would be nice, most others it would not. It stunk in bumper to bumper traffic. The last straw was when I went to turn right onto a street and the RPM's surged as if it was out of gear. I actually looked down at the shifter to see that it was in gear - it was. Don't know if it was the tranny or TCM that caused it, but the dealer didn't find anything and of course it was "within spec". I even asked the service manager if he'd let his wife drive the car and he said "no way". I ultimately got a low mileage 2016 Fusion and got hammered on my trade, but what choice did I have. It truly is unfortunate for those who can't afford to have a choice, and more importantly, who knows how many people have been injured because of this crap. Only tough part now is driving the Fusion and expecting it to chug along like the Focus. It's weird how that car screwed with my brain. Good luck to everyone that has to deal with this nightmare.