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Old 01-15-2008, 01:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll admit that having ABS has saved my arse more times than I'd like to admit.

I recently rented an Impala without and drove in a Winter storm in Ohio. No incidents, but let's just say the "stress level" was a touch higher.

I also have to give kudos to stability control. I agree that it can make the average driver less attentive, and can be defeated based on the amount of traction under those tires -- but if you do a lot of low-traction driving, it relieves the extra stress of "white-knuckle driving".


EDIT: for those who engine-off coast, turning the key to the "On" position engages the ABS -- and it does still work with the engine off. And yep, used them then, and it helped too.
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