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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-24-2019, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by wingsnut View Post
"Immeasureable harm."

No overbaked drama there. We are talking about low end economy cars here. A 10% price hit is not exactly going to force Chapter 11 for anyone.
That said, as stated, Ford is taking many additional steps with improved fix for all issues and greatly extending everyone's warranty.

I honestly can't imagine doing more.
Depreciation is pretty bad, you are understating good luck trying to sell one to a non-Ford dealer - no one wants to deal with a Focus or Fiesta PowerShit....
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post #32 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 08:45 PM
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Re: Ford & how they pushed a defective transmission to production

Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
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 !
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