I don't power shift mine. I only let the engine do the accelerating and it clunks in 1st when i push down the clutch. It whines in 1st gear, it binds and clunks into 2nd. This is when slowly accelerating and shifting smoothly. It happens when cold and warmed up and when warmed up the tranny sounds even more sick like it's about to fail. I'm going to take it into the dealer. hopefully they will do something about it as it's under warranty. I'm scared they may not because I bought it used with 3000 miles on it. The previous owner was in his mid 40's so hopefully he knew how to drive a stick. The dealer told me he seems like the type to take care of his car, but can't trust the dealer when he's trying to sell you a car.
Sure there can be a point made that some people don't know how to drive stick properly, but from how many problems I've read about, this is way more than the few that ruin transmissions by the way they drive them. It sucks being scared that my transmission is going to fail on my new car and hearing from others that ford isn't addressing the problem.
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