FlightService Reader
March 14, 2011 7:47 p.m.

Ford Powershift

I think the statement, "even though many prefer the crisper acceleration, sportier performance and higher fuel economy traditionally offered by manual transmissions. Ford's PowerShift dual dry-clutch transmission delivers the convenience of an automatic with the fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive sporty feel of a manual gearbox."

Should get a flame war started...again.

imirk New Reader
March 14, 2011 8:21 p.m.

Is this about cars or masturbating?

Either way I prefer a single dry clutch. Automatic is convenient but its just not involved enough to be exciting and a dual clutch causes me to excessively chafe.

DWNSHFT Reader
March 15, 2011 11:55 a.m.

I've now had the opportunity to spend some quality time in a 2011 Fiesta with the DCT. I really wish it had a way to manually control the gear selection, and also wish it had a gear indicator (as in 1-6, not just PRND).

I do like the car, though!

David

FlightService Reader
March 15, 2011 11:59 a.m.

Cool actual feed back,

Who here knows how to Mod Ford's ECU?

z31maniac
z31maniac SuperDork
March 15, 2011 12:02 p.m.

All manufacturers need to do is copy the DCT of the new V8 M3s.

I'm sold, it's a great transmission, way better than a manual.

die hard manual guy here

ReverendDexter SuperDork
March 15, 2011 12:30 p.m.
DWNSHFT wrote: I've now had the opportunity to spend some quality time in a 2011 Fiesta with the DCT. I really wish it had a way to manually control the gear selection, and also wish it had a gear indicator (as in 1-6, not just PRND). I do like the car, though! David

I'm waiting for some aftermarket company to offer a manual selection kit for that tranny.

I don't understand why Ford doesn't offer flappy paddles and a gear indicator as an option in the first place.

DILYSI Dave SuperDork
March 15, 2011 1:20 p.m.
DWNSHFT wrote: I've now had the opportunity to spend some quality time in a 2011 Fiesta with the DCT. I really wish it had a way to manually control the gear selection, and also wish it had a gear indicator (as in 1-6, not just PRND). I do like the car, though! David

So they have a DCT, but no way to manually control it? That's retarded.

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