Focus needs 6 speed manual transmission
I would really, really like to have a 6 speed manual transmission in the Focus. Also, make it available to all trim levels.
By: Mike M.
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14 COMMENTS ON THIS IDEA
ken b. I agree with all. I want a Titanium hatch but with a 6 speed manual. The ST is overkill for me.
1 year(s) ago via
Al L I would trade my 2012 Focus with the DCT transmission in a heart beat if I could order it with a 6 speed manual. Please ford, offer a competitive 6 speed manual transmission.
1 year(s) ago via
Joe Agree 100%, there would be 1 in my driveway this year if I could get a 6 speed manual and moonroof in a standard (non ST) trim line - please make this happen, Ford!
1 year(s) ago via
Paul G Ford focus totally needs a 6 speed manual. Even the competition these days are offering 6 speed manuals
1 year(s) ago via
Owen Ford, thank you very much for offering the focus titanium with a manual. Now, why in the world couldn't you offer what almost every one of your competitors and even you offer (in europe): a six speed with a tall top gear so we can all get rid of our VWs, Chevy Cruzes and Hyundais and get a Focus that gets insane highway mileage. It is clearly the best car out there in almost any category. We don't all need an ST!
2 year(s) ago via
Chris B Absolutely right. Manuals today should all be 6 speed. 5spd is outdated
2 year(s) ago via
Steve Agree with everyone, not having a taller 6th gear for long hwy trips is a complete deal breaker. I drove Focus with automatic, and liked it, but I only buy 6-speed, and Focus is not in my list for the lack of 6th gear. I'm not going to put up with sky-high RPMs for hours, besides it's bad for mpg.
2 year(s) ago via
Will O Nikhil, I couldn't agree more. I don't want a manual because it is 1000 dollars less, I just enjoy driving a manual, especially if it was a 6-speed. And Ford needs to release the 1.6T from the Escape and Fusion for the Focus with a 6-Speed manual and in all trim levels. That would be the absolutely ideal car for me. Ford, get on your horse about this.
2 year(s) ago via
nikhil m with cruze and mazda skyactiv offering 6 speeds..this should be a no-brainer for ford. think of the mpg gain, happy customers, good publicity. etc with a tall 6th gear. Also...manual buyers != cheap people. We do like premium options as well, auto manufacturers. Ford can really tap into this segment of the market if it offers 6 speed manual across the board of its trims.
2 year(s) ago via
P2G I agree, the focus should come with a 6 speed manual in North America. It would be nice to see the 1.6 turbo offered as well.
2 year(s) ago via
Elaine I drove a 6 speed manual in Europe for a month and it was fabulous!! Got 19 km per liter of diesel!!! Loved it and would love to have it here in the US. It was a stationwagon type car to boot!
2 year(s) ago via
Douglas Piccard Just so y'all know what to ask for, examine the B6. There are two gear sets, one with a .69 6th and the other with a .62 6th. FDR is avaiilable in 3.6, 3.8 and 4.06. Seems a .62 and 3.8 FDR would match well with the 2.0 DI engine. There is a second option, replace the 3.8 FDR the MTX75 has with a 3.56 from a 2009 Focus SE. Small improvement in highway cruise RPM...
2 year(s) ago via
Joseph M It is what I want too! Loaded trim level AND a 6 speed manual.
2 year(s) ago via
Luc S. Hello Ford, As others, the 2012 Ford Focus brought my interest back to Ford, but the 5-speed manual with a gear ratio of .8 on the last gear is what puts a stop to a concrete purchase. That's way too high RPM on long trips. You need so little to make me a buyer - a 6th gear, a long one. If not, here I am, 2013 Mazda 3 skyactive. My plan is to buy in September 2012. Are you in or out? Those who prefer Manual trans. want a good one. Mazda has the perfect one. I prefer the Focus but the manual trans is a deal breaker for me - and for many others, it seems! Thank you.
2 year(s) ago via
Kurt Aikens I have to agree with the previous statements. Overall, the car is my favorite by far in the compact class, only being held back by its 5-speed manual transmission. Because I regularly make long trips with lots of highway driving, it forces me to have to consider vehicles like the Cruze Eco with its 6-speed manual. Believe it or not, there are people that are still uncompromising in their choice of manual over automatic!
3 year(s) ago via
Jim An available 6 speed manual should be an option at all trim levels. The Chevy Cruze offers a 6 speed manual. I would like to see the fun of a manual combined with a non-base trim level.
3 year(s) ago via
Brad Krekelberg A manual should at least be a no-cost option on the SEL and Titanium. There are those of us out there who buy them because we prefer them.
3 year(s) ago via
Istvan Buda yeah !!!!! I want titanium with 6 speed, it's available in Europe
3 year(s) ago via
Scott Whitney I don't like that you can only get a 5 speed and only on the lower trim models. It makes me think of getting a Mazda 3 instead of the Focus
3 year(s) ago via
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