I have a 2003 GT I got it at the end of may. It only has 2200 miles on it so far the only thing i notice about the tranny is that gear are so close that you could shift in 4th instead of 2ed and i hear that alot from people. I also noticed that coming out of 2ed that car jump out of gear hard. Let me tell you this, now dont get me wrong I love my new GT but its a ford. I knew before I bought the car that ford used junky trannys. If you think that 2ed gear is hard to get in go over to a dodge dealer and test drive a SRT-4 the gear box is so stiff and dont even think about down shifting. If you want a great shifting tranny go buy a honda, VW etc. get an import if you want perfect other wize you better be happy with what you bought because if that is design flaw and not a something that breaks on 1 out of every 3. You realy think ford would recall your car to change the tranny. Even if the tranny was so bad that you had to double clutch all the time i dont think ford you do anythink beside telling you that its ok. I wanted a rear-wheel drive V-8 coupe whats left beside Vette and Viper(both borg-Wagner trannys) I payed 21k for mine so if it get sticky I would expect it. Anyway how much torque can these trannys take?