I love my 2012 Focus and the 6 speed automatic/manual transmission. I would like to see an option added to the sport (S) mode on the transmission. The current implementation is great as it automatically downshifts etc. Unfortunately at times it will decide to downshift because of a small hill resulting being stuck in a low gear doing 3-4000 rpm at 30 mph. Likewise at times the engine may be lugging a little and it may be desirable to shift to a lower gear. Provide in one of the setup screens an option for true manual mode vs what I'll call Sport/manual mode.
Here's how I'd like to see it work: In true manual mode you shift completely manual, only protected my two things. 1. Force a shift at over rev speeds (as it does now) 2. Automatically shift back to first gear when completely stopped. In Sport/Manual mode allow manual shifting but don't keep me in manual mode as it does now. Revert back to normal Sport mode at stop, or at a point where I'm not applying gas or obviously slowing. Another way to implement would be to have a manual shift release button that would revert the transmission back to Sport mode.
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