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As I said earlier, I seldom got to full throttle from a stop.
About half throttle leaves me leaving most other traffic.
Maybe they all are slow.
It seems like the MAF can't handle the rush of air at low rpm and full throttle.
Reminds me of the old days when we put a bigger carburetor on and it would bog a low rpm.
 

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I recently had some issues with throttle response as well. I'm fairly aggressive with the throttle most times, and for the first 7k miles or so, the PS transmission knew my driving habits pretty well. If I needed quick throttle, it used it, if I was driving slowly in a parking lot, it behaved properly.

After 7k though, it's been wonky. In parking lots (and I notice this the most after a fill up), a little throttle press, and the computer thinks I want to gun it, so the car lurches forward. Annoying, but it adjusts itself after that.

Also, recently, I had to pull out on a 60 mph posted road with traffic. Needless to say, I needed to put the foot down. Normally I put it in L, but that slipped my mind. But anyway, as I basically floored it, the car felt like it stalled. I had to completely back off the throttle and slowly accelerate.

I like the idea of the PS transmission, but I mean, if I floor it, why would the computer think the appropriate response is to not give me all of the engine's performance?

My next car will definitely be a manual, just need someone to teach me to drive one first :D (I've only ever driven automatics, sadly).
 

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As discussed earlier in this thread. Flooring the pedal from idle is not the best way to get moving.
Rolling on the throttle gives the best response.
I have driven manual transmission cars for most of my driving life.
I now have the PS transmission.
I find I have no problem starting in traffic or merging into a busy highway.

Most of my cars in the past have been Escorts, so I am used to driving low powered cars.
Comparing the Fiesta to BMW's and other high powered cars is sort on an oxymoron or something.
 
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