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I just purchased 2014 Focus with 6 speed automatic, partly due to the good ratings Edmunds had given it. I now found these transmissions have had major issues since their inception. Really upset...my car does the roll back thing when on a hill, but has not started to shudder yet (500mi). I financed through Ford and they had me sign a buyers remorse clause; now I know why. So pissed, I sunk every penny I had into this vehicle just so I would NOT have car issues. And I was brought up a Ford guy.Report it
You don't have problems with transmission. It is not a regular automatic with a torque converter to smooth everything out. It is an automated manual. That shuttering noise is normal in some situations. So is rolling backwords from a stop. If you have driven in manual transmission cars you would understand that. This automated manual has some advantages like way better gas mileage than a regular automatic and can be faster accelerating. It can also give faster shifts. Just drive it nice and smooth and you will have close to an automatic feel. If you don't it will just be jerky.Report it
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