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Old 10-08-2012, 10:23 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by ocellaris View Post
You almost had me, until you mentioned the Hyundai 6AT which is downright dreadful from behind the wheel.

Also Ford's PowerShift is terrible when it can "learn" its way into hard shifts and bucking behavior. Then you need to go to the Ford dealership, get it reset, cross your fingers, and drive away hoping it won't screw up again. Then 5000 miles later you are back at the dealer getting another reset because it's acting like trash again. One of my friends has a new EcoBoost F150 and he is on his third transmission and 5th or 6th reset right now. The dealer is at the point where they have nothing to say except "You are driving it wrong" and they won't work on the truck. The truck is parked while the lawyers work it out.
The F150 doesn't have a PS transmission, it's a conventional automatic. The problems with the PowerShift were largely with the early adopters and have been sorted. It's not the smoothest or fastest transmission in the world, but it's frugal and way more engaging than a CVT.
Hyundai's problem is they program their transmissions to upshift as soon as it won't stall the engine. If you drive with a heavier foot they perk up a bit.
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Last edited by BigElm; 10-08-2012 at 11:00 PM.
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