Should the automatic gearbox in the Ford EcoSport be avoided?

The original Ford EcoSport automatic had a problematic dry clutch transmission which was the subject of several successful lawsuits in America. This clutch was later replaced by a torque converter but Ford has stopped offering automatic transmission for this car. Is this because the torque converter system Is also to be avoided?

Asked on 26 February 2020 by Neil McDonald

Answered by Andrew Brady
No - the torque-converter automatic is pretty good. The EcoSport isn't great, though. Ford probably expects most customers to consider the new Puma instead. That's a much better car.
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