Re: Ford & how they pushed a defective transmission to production
I still don't understand why they didn't go with the more reliable wet clutch option vs the dry clutch or just go with a regular 6 speed auto.
Cost and weight !
Most of the development on that transmission was done on Fiestas. Lighter weight and smaller engine (less torque). I don't know who had the bright idea to put it in the Focus that weighed more and had a more powerful engine !