Re: CleanMPG Reviews the 2011 Ford Fiesta
It starts moving like a traditional manual transmission, by slipping the clutch. Only difference is it's a computer doing it and not the driver
In theory , the dual-dry-clutch transmission is not a bad idea , but as RedylC94 asks , how does it really handle the sort of crappy situation he describes ? Not with grace, I'm sure. But I'll bet the computer can handle clutch engagement a lot better than many drivers I've seen who claim to know how to drive a manual , but replace the clutch every 40-50K miles. But only 150,000 miles ? That sucks. When my Civic Si died of rust after 14 years and 233,000 miles, the original clutch worked fine and the shifter was still precise.Why would someone like me choose the Powershift ? No thank you.
I think I will start another thread in the appropriate place to ask owners of Powershift and DSG vehicles how well they REALLY work , short and long-term.
Kirk, you definitely picked the right trans.