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Old 2/4/12, 09:09 AM   #1
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New Automatic shifter for 2013

I saw this on another thread and I really like it. Wonder if I can add this later to my 2012.
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It would fit in the car, don't know what you'd have to do for the harness to connect the up/down switch or the PCM programming.
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I like the look of that. I hope I don't accidentally hit the button while shifting into drive/reverse
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I like the look of that. I hope I don't accidentally hit the button while shifting into drive/reverse
No worries, button doesn't work until the shifter is put into the manual mode position.
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That button shows +\- for manual shifting u have to have it on M or something to fiddle... It's certainly better looking than the current ugly tall auto shifters today
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No worries, button doesn't work until the shifter is put into the manual mode position.
Ah ok, that makes sense. Can't wait til I get my '13 and can test it out
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$1400+ option so you can manually change gears - why not save that money and just get a standard??
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Because...

The option allows for both methods, why is that hard to grasp? (get it? grasp the shifter?! heh, I kill me...)
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My wife's Edge has the same shifter and it's nothing to brag about.
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My wife's Edge has the same shifter and it's nothing to brag about.
The PCM programming in the Mustang will be much better for the manual mode than the edge I'm sure.

It's already been told that in manual mode it will hold the gear to any rpm right up to the rev limiter and will give very positive shifting.
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I have been trying it in the 2012 Focus Titanium we have and it just feels unnatural without the actual motions of using a clutch pedal and rowing the shifter...
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The PCM programming in the Mustang will be much better for the manual mode than the edge I'm sure.

It's already been told that in manual mode it will hold the gear to any rpm right up to the rev limiter and will give very positive shifting.
But but but...what good is a legendary muscle car if you have to control 420HP with a touch of a button? i wouldnt mind it if the +/- was done with the whole shifter but it seems like mustang is becoming a ...beamer?

I say go manual if u want GT to the guy who'll be buying the 2013
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i wouldnt mind it if the +/- was done with the whole shifter but it seems like mustang is becoming a ...beamer?
Even my 11 year old 520i BMW has the Steptronic autobox. Slide the lever to the left and push it forward or back depending what gear you want. Obviously it's not as involving as a manual gearbox, but if the car is your daily driver and you spend time in traffic, it's a good compromise.

A couple of buttons does seem a little poor in 2012 though

I hope the '15MY has a similar setup as Steptronic......with paddles behind the steering wheel it would be even better.
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But but but...what good is a legendary muscle car if you have to control 420HP with a touch of a button? i wouldnt mind it if the +/- was done with the whole shifter but it seems like mustang is becoming a ...beamer?

I say go manual if u want GT to the guy who'll be buying the 2013
^ this 100%, i ordered an auto because it's my DD but the +/-, or any "pretend manual" automatic is stupid and i wish they didn't bother at all
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$1400+ option so you can manually change gears - why not save that money and just get a standard??
From my point of view, I'm getting older and lazy, and spend 85% of the time on the highway. I've had nothing but Manual transmission Mustangs up to this point, but being able to manually control the automatic has been what's kept me from choosing an auto, but the 2013 manumatic has changed that for me.

One other reason to get an auto over a manual if that Ford will cover all parts of an automatic trans under warranty. With a manual, they don't cover any of the clutch parts, flywheel, or throw out bearing, clutch pedal assembly, and will question the hell out of a manual trasmission warranty claim since it can be worn from user input, unlike an automatic.

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I saw this on another thread and I really like it. Wonder if I can add this later to my 2012.
I'm wondering if the molded pocket behind the shifter will fit an iPhone or other smartphones?
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IMO...I don't mind the look of my 2011 auto, it's not that tall, and I like the 'T' feel of it, ergonomically, I like it. And, like all other 'old guys' here, I've driven manuals my whole life, and wifey wanted auto for her time behind the wheel. So I caved! As for manu-matic, I totally agree with Paul...I had an Infiniti G35 and Audi A4, both were my wife's cars, auto, but with a Tip-Tronic approach - you shift the lever to the right, then + and - for shifts, worked well. A button seems kinda strange.
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But but but...what good is a legendary muscle car if you have to control 420HP with a touch of a button? i wouldnt mind it if the +/- was done with the whole shifter but it seems like mustang is becoming a ...beamer?

I say go manual if u want GT to the guy who'll be buying the 2013
^^^ Do this if you want to shift gears.
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From my point of view, I'm getting older and lazy, and spend 85% of the time on the highway. I've had nothing but Manual transmission Mustangs up to this point, but being able to manually control the automatic has been what's kept me from choosing an auto, but the 2013 manumatic has changed that for me.

One other reason to get an auto over a manual if that Ford will cover all parts of an automatic trans under warranty. With a manual, they don't cover any of the clutch parts, flywheel, or throw out bearing, clutch pedal assembly, and will question the hell out of a manual trasmission warranty claim since it can be worn from user input, unlike an automatic.
couldn't agree more. Even though its not as fun as a manual the car is still equally as fast as a 6 speed in 1/4 mile if not faster compared to someone who cant drive good.
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The "T" look was meant to replicate the 1960's car

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IMO...I don't mind the look of my 2011 auto, it's not that tall, and I like the 'T' feel of it, ergonomically, I like it.
The whole interior (not just the exterior) was basically inspired be the 1960's styling, and they are slowly getting away from the retro look. Probably a hint toward the 2015 style, which many believe will be a non-retro look.
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