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Old 04 May 2008, 09:05 pm
cleverklutz cleverklutz is offline
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Default Re: anti lock brakes..

My car doesn't have ABS and I think that's one of it's better features. I was very happy when I found that out!

If you learn how to drive without ABS it is a bit better. All ABS does is let you steer when braking, it does NOT make you stop faster, actually it increases stopping distance. I've been in emergency situations where I had to steer around cars and it's no problem as long as you let the brake off when you want to turn. You can actually lock the wheels up, turn the wheel, the car keeps going in a straight line, and then let the brake off when you want to turn. That's a technique I've found handy in winter when coming up to a corner too fast. In winter driving no ABS really helps with good tires as it lets you stop even if not all the wheels have traction. I often lock my wheels fully in winter doing a fast stop, the car tends to go crooked, but it stops very fast.

I would go with the car you like the best. If it doesn't have ABS just drive it until you are used to it. My only recommendation would be run a good quality tire.

That's just my opinion, gained mostly from driving through very crappy Canadian winters. Feel free to disagree.

Ben
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