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Nov 19, 2012 (5:01 pm)
A reporter would like to speak to car owners who use Chrysler Uconnect, Cadillac CUE or Ford's MyFord/MyLincoln Touch. If you use any of these telematics systems, please send your daytime contact information to predmunds.com no later than November 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.
#1229 of 1324 do you know how to operate a dct?
Dec 03, 2012 (4:46 pm)
Just curios, because if you do you will like it. If you dont you will not like it!
I like mine whaaahoo!
#1231 of 1324 Re: 2012 Focus SEL [hackattack6]
Dec 20, 2012 (5:26 pm)
wish mine was that good, going back for 6th time tomorrow for more reprogramming, seems like I take it in the reprogram runs great for 2 weeks then it goes down hill from there, I get the whole transmission thing, but the shaking and shuddering and noise are just not normal, also I only get 27-29 MPG I I do mostly highway driving, going to be getting rid of this crap I cant keep taking it back every 2 weeks to get fixed, Its great for those that got the good ones but for those of us that got the lemons, not so great really disappointed in Ford and the fact that they cant fix this issue for all of us.
#1232 of 1324 Re: Front Suspension Clunk [gogophers1]
Dec 20, 2012 (5:34 pm)
I get that and the shudder, noise no power in turns etc, been reprogrammed 6 times giving up gong to trade it in this week I hope! Hate the car and every time they fix it it runs great for 2 weeks then its back to bad behavior. I also only get 27-29 MPG on mostly HWY driving, cant use the avg it shows you that's crap, have to do the math. Very disappointed bought car for gas mileage and it sucks.... Ford lied about that
#1233 of 1324 Re: Stop Bashing The DCT [cannon3]
Dec 20, 2012 (5:36 pm)
Going back to have it checked again tomorrow 6 times already reprogramming last 2 weeks and then it goes down hill from there I cant take my car in every 2 weeks to have it reprogrammed, car is crap
#1234 of 1324 Re: Bad MPG? [joegiant]
Dec 20, 2012 (5:42 pm)
cant go by that avg on monitor, you have to do the math, miles per tank / gallons of gas you put in, My avg says, 32-42 at times and when I do the math I get 27-29 mpg, ford lied about gas mileage and car runs like crap, reprogramming #6 tomorrow, then going to trade it in cant deal with having to take it in every 2 weeks to be fixed and get crap gas mileage
#1235 of 1324 Re: Bad MPG? [jgdarling]
Dec 20, 2012 (5:58 pm)
Sorry to hear of your problems with your car...test drove a couple last year and was so unimpressed that we took it off our short list. It seems to be not that great of a car. Have heard more negative than positive so we're concentrating on foreign brands exclusively now...had have good luck with our past models!
#1236 of 1324 Re: Bad MPG? [sandman_6472]
Dec 20, 2012 (10:10 pm)
Which foreign-brand alternative? These blade multi-links can be found in the C30 (or the upcoming V40), the Mazda3 & the Golf (also in the new Beetle convertible).
But those of you who drive stick might be disappointed w/ Mazda3's abnormal clutch wear.
The C30 is probably not so reliable either.
Only the (soon to be discontinued) 5-cyl version of the Golf comes w/ the reliable made-in-Japan automatic transmission (read not DSG), while the manual has uncomfortably deep clutch travel.
& only the convertible version of the new Beetle comes w/ both the multi-links & the reliable 5-cyl engine.
As far as looking for a reliable trouble-free car, recent Consumer Reports statistics shows that the 5-cyl Jetta/Golf wagon imported from Mexico surpassed even the Prius V wagon imported from Japan!