• fb_1779529571 avatar Bill Posted: 11/8/2011 9:14am PST

    This is a smart decision (again) since Chrysler is doing so much right and has alot of negative baggage to unload. Why rush a feature to the market when it my present a weak link in an otherwise solid product. With a new 200 and possibly a new Avenger in the wings, the dual clutch can wait. Just look at all the negative press the CVT brought to the Caliber/Patriot/Compass compacts. Smart decision by Chrysler.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 11/8/2011 9:33am PST

    Dual-Clutch just ain't ready for prime time yet.

    "I like manual transmissions better than automatics because I like to drive rather than be driven"

  • Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 11/8/2011 11:59am PST

    What can you expect from a CVT or DCT without careful use? Roughness that you won't get with a fluid coupling (early Hydramatic) or a torque converter. Even careless use of the TC lockup clutch will also bring back a touch of harshness. That is one reason car engineers use the word harshness (NVH).