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Or did the transmission takes 2 weeks adjusting to your driving style??? lol
I think that’s why a lot of people have complained about lag, because they drive it like a conventional automatic! Really it’s been a case of me adjusting to this transmission on the all-wheel-drive! I don’t experience any lag or any issues with acceleration.
 

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With these you need to be more deliberate with your intention. Don't inch forward in heavy traffic, don't modulate the accelerator pedal while accelerating, especially with a spooling turbo. Little things like that. Look at Ford's DCT fiasco. Is it design or driver abuse?
 

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With these you need to be more deliberate with your intention. Don't inch forward in heavy traffic, don't modulate the accelerator pedal while accelerating, especially with a spooling turbo. Little things like that. Look at Ford's DCT fiasco. Is it design or driver abuse?
Sort of- I had two Ford Focuses with the DCT (I loved absolutely everything else about the Focus except the transmissions) and a Kia DCT- I learned how to drive them, if you think of it like driving a manual, and when you apply the throttle lean into it gently until the clutches engage and then increase the throttle, like you would with a manual, only you have to rely on the computer to engage the clutches. That said they are usually pretty consistent so after you've driven for a few days/weeks it's easy to learn. The Ford DCT issues were definitely a design issue however, the clutches were severely under-designed and overheated way too easily under normal conditions.

Once actually moving however yeah you need to be more deliberate and consistent with the throttle.
 
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