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Re: Gasoline Prices Below 99 Cents/Litre By Christmas
said by Kardinal:yea, the one used in the focus is a hydraulic unit (unlike the electric unit in the Fiesta), but it's a first gen unit...VW has a 10 year head start here...as i said before, if Ford sticks to it, refines it and continues to invest to improve it, it will get better...it just depends on whether they will do that...i would imagine with the increasing pressure to improve fuel economy, they will.
They don't like the DSG in the Focus either:
We were disappointed in the PowerShift dual-clutch transmission, which feels like it is programmed to mimic a conventional automatic instead of a manual with sporting intentions. Programming wasnt the only problem we had with the transmission: At low speeds when the car was cold, we noted numerous disconcerting clunks and jolts. Additionally, we could feel the clutch chattering as we crept along in traffic, and the shifts were slow (for a dual-clutch unit) and soft. Put it in sport mode, and the shifts get faster, but theyre still nowhere near as quick and crisp as Volkswagens DSG, and the shift logic seems programmed only to burn more fuel by never upshifting, not to provide enthusiastic response.
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