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Old 10-03-2016, 04:14 PM   #15
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Brock I wish DW would drive a stick .
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:21 PM   #16
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We were nervous, too. I have a LTV Unity 24' diesel, normally get 15-18 mpg. We needed something light so as to not sacrifice mpg. We ended up with a Chevy Sonic. Can tow four down. Under 2300lbs. Very easy to hook up and unhook. While I've never been a fan of Chevy it is a very zippy car with excellent gas mileage (32-45 mpg!). It is an automatic and best yet, Chevy warranty covers even as a toad. Very happy so far! While towing, we've averaged 13-14 mpg with Unity. Can't even tell it's back there.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:32 PM   #17
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I assume your Focus is a stick
Mine is an auto (DCT). All you have to do is turn the key on, put it in neutral and wait a second for it to say it's ready and turn off the key. Disconnect the battery and off you go. No speed restrictions or having to run the car any along the way.

Great car!
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Mine is an auto (DCT). All you have to do is turn the key on, put it in neutral and wait a second for it to say it's ready and turn off the key. Disconnect the battery and off you go. No speed restrictions or having to run the car any along the way.

Great car!

Right , I was wondering about illinocathy cause she didn't say anything about battery disconnect .
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:29 PM   #19
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I have a Winnebago Journey 36G and tow a 2014 Honda CRV. I like it, very easy to tow. But, you cant tow it faster than 65 mph according to the owners manual. I don't drive too much over 65 anyway and I have exceeded 65 several times with no problem. I was told that if you tow over 65 on a regular basis the tranny fluid can heat up because it is not circulating. I have towed two CRV's and have had no problems. I have also towed an Equinox, but it was heavier. I had a tow dolly for a few days and it was stolen.
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Curious about Ford Focus DCT ?? Did a search and it wasn't good.

Ford's Dual-Clutch Transmission Could Spell Danger For Its Future

If I had one, oh well. But sure won't want one now. just sayn
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I tow a 2006 Saturn Vue V6 with the Honda engine and transmission.

Very easy when following the manufacturers procedures.

The car is already in neutral after lubricating the transmission so you don't have to worry about moving that at all. Once the transmission has been fully lubricated correctly, turn the key to off, release the parking brake and lastly I flip the bypass switch I installed so I don't have to pull the fuse under the hood.

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Curious about Ford Focus DCT ?? Did a search and it wasn't good.



Ford's Dual-Clutch Transmission Could Spell Danger For Its Future



If I had one, oh well. But sure won't want one now. just sayn

It's on the internets so it must be true .
I know of a few people with these cars , including a company with a fleet of the transit vans that have this transmission . Hasn't been an issue .
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Don't know about older ford focus models, but 2016 models can be towed 4 flat with the dct automatic according to motorhome mag.
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Brock I wish DW would drive a stick .
FWIW my wife has never been able to drive a stick. But she really loves Subarus and that's what she wanted for a toad. The autos can't be towed, so a stick is the only choice. So she made a commitment to learn if I was patient and taught her, and we picked up the new Subaru a few days ago. She has a month to get comfortable with it. Day 1 went well, and I think she's going to be just fine. Get your wife to learn, she might enjoy it!
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HHR pull fuse put in neutral ;; tow
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Curious about Ford Focus DCT ?? Did a search and it wasn't good.

Ford's Dual-Clutch Transmission Could Spell Danger For Its Future

If I had one, oh well. But sure won't want one now. just sayn
Ford has had some issues with this transmission and how it shifts. Although it says right in the article that it "wasn't widespread". The main problem is that the people think it should act like a true auto and that's not what it is. Ford should have responded better in the beginning. They also should have educated the buyer that this Dual Clutch Transmission acts different than an auto when shifting.

I love my Focus. It handles great, it's stylish, and it gets 36-38 MPG.

I guess I should have bought the perfect car that has zero problems. Which one is that BTW?
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Jeep Grand Cherokee is so easy. Start engine, shift to neutral, hold down transmission button for two seconds, hold start/stop button until it shifts to park. Good to go. No speed restrictions and 4870 lbs curb weight.


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