The most unique transmission i have ever driven.
March 5, 2019
First off I would just like to say for all of the people complaining about the auto 6spd, this transmission is very unique. Its actually a manual transmission, It has a dry clutch pack and no torque converter. The shifting of the gears and clutch are just automated. I have seen so many complaints about it being shaky taking off from a dead stop but Ford says it's normal. You have to drive this car like a manuel, taking off from a dead stop you cannot baby the throttle. You have to blip the gas and roll into it just like you would in a normal manuel car. Again since it's a automated manuel when you are slowing down it uses engine breaking very effectively I may add. Breaking last seconded the computer disengages clutch so it's in neutral at thw mercy of the breaks. This transmission has adaptive learning so it watches your driving habits. When you baby the throttle consistantly from a dig so many times the computer learns that behavior and that's why the jerkiness happens. You cannot baby this car, for at "automatic" trans it sure is rev happy. My gf will drive it for awhile and it will start doing that bc she babys it. When I get into it I'm trying to drive it how I know it wants driven but its confused bc it knows my gf's driving habits. You can make it learn new habits driving it for awhile it will re-adapt back to you OR from a 10mph roll you pin the pedal to the floor till it hits 100. Everytime I do it the car is so much more peppy afterwards, throttle is more responsive, doesnt shift till abt 4500 instead of 2500, just feels more torquey and it stops the jerkiness it has learned from someone else. This car is a blast to drive once I researched how it likes to be driven, i must say its definitely a one of a kind driving experience. Because of the sophistication of the "automated manuel" transmission, when you buy this car they REALLY REALLY should educated people on how exactly this transmission works!!