Here are the latest Reader Qs – along with my answers:
I read the review here but no mention of how well the ten speed transmission shifts are executed and if it sometimes bounces back and forth between gears depending on load vs partial throttle. Have you driven the truck (or mustang) and tested the transmission performance in the real world?
I haven’t driven the 2018 Mustang yet but have driven the F-150 with basically the same ten speed transmission. The transitions are generally imperceptible during part-throttle acceleration but there is sometimes a noticeable lag during WOT downshifts from steady-state cruise – probably because the transmission/ECU has to ponder which gear to pick and then the transmission has to drop down as many as three or four gears.
The main concern I’d have with this transmission, though, is long-term durability and repair/replacement costs. It’s a general rule that the more complicated something is, the more likely something is to break. And the replacement cost of this transmission is apt to be titanic.
Hope this was helpful!