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Trying to sell our 2012 Focus - how to word description about Dual Clutch transmission?

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The car (2012 base SE) has about 75,000 miles on it and a few minor bumps and superficial marks. I am struggling of a way to word the description so the transmission issue does not scare away any buyers. We’ve taken the car in multiple times and always fixed under warranty but it’s not fixed. It drives okay, you can just feel a little hesitation in the transmission when accelerating and a little high pitched whine at high speeds.

Any advice?

Also how much do you think I could get for it? Less mileage but an older car. I am thinking about $3,800.

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Good luck, I ended up trading in and glad I did. Word is out about the transmissions, and buyers are avoiding these cars.

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Yeah, I traded in my 2014 when I got my Ranger and only got $4k for it. Mine was an SE hatchback but had leather heated seats and the upgraded 17" wheels.  Had ~ 60k miles and was in great condition, but did have a minor accident on the CarFax..  I couldn't in good conscience sell it to someone with that transmission.  I figured if it was sold via a dealership, the buyer would at least have the option of a warranty. 

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12 hours ago, Anthony said:

Yeah, I traded in my 2014 when I got my Ranger and only got $4k for it. Mine was an SE hatchback but had leather heated seats and the upgraded 17" wheels.  Had ~ 60k miles and was in great condition, but did have a minor accident on the CarFax..  I couldn't in good conscience sell it to someone with that transmission.  I figured if it was sold via a dealership, the buyer would at least have the option of a warranty. 

 

More like it went straight to auction and ended up on some third rate used car lot to be sold to some unsuspecting kid as his or her first car.....

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On 12/19/2020 at 5:42 AM, twintornados said:

 

More like it went straight to auction and ended up on some third rate used car lot to be sold to some unsuspecting kid as his or her first car.....

 

It got sold at the same dealer.  They listed it at $8.5k and it sold.  I found out when I got my warranty reimbursed and verified it with a VIN check (my original sale in 2015 and the listing from the same dealer in 2019):

 

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18 hours ago, Anthony said:

 

It got sold at the same dealer.  They listed it at $8.5k and it sold.  I found out when I got my warranty reimbursed and verified it with a VIN check (my original sale in 2015 and the listing from the same dealer in 2019):

 

That's good...they usually go the other route.

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 Tell them the truth.  It is easy to reduce the shutter.  Read  "Focus trans shutter"

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Got an offer for $4000 usd including the winter tyres. Originally listed for $4700.

 

the potential buyer brought her mechanic along who listed that a ball bearing had to be replaced, sensor has to be replaced and the front brakes had to be fixed and he would do the fixing- he estimated 4-5 hours of his time.

 

while I’m sure going through a shop would be more expensive- I don’t think all that work would cost $600.

 

especially considering I am throwing in snows.

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Take it and run.  Listed for $4,700 assumes you are going to have some wiggle room in price. $4k is fine for a 9 year old compact car that has well known questionable quality issues.

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Wonder what DCT Focuses are now worth in this 2022 "sellers market"?

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