[MR2] New Car "do-dads"
chrissul at comporium.net
Tue Jan 26 07:19:37 EST 2010
Personally LOVE abs and it has helped me avoid at least 3 accidents that I
can remember, 1 in the rain, 1 in snow and 1 at night on dry pavement. It's
nice to just be able to stab the brakes, hold it and swerve. I admit I
thought it sucked when I first got the car...call it 'I can do it better
than the machine' thinking of my youth, but time and again, I've come to
rely on it simply bc it takes at least 1 thing off my mind when I'm about to
meet my maker :)
I hate driving cars w/out it now.
As for the whole 'technology in the car" ...I like the purist cars as much
as the 'shove everything possible in the car'..just a different experience.
I don't recall anything that simply barred me from owning a car other than
the typical slushbox transmission...those just annoy me for the most part.
From: "William Brandt" <wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 1:29 AM
To: "MR2 List" <mr2 at mr2.com>
Subject: [MR2] New Car "do-dads"
> ABS saved me from at least 1 serious accident in the old Mercedes. This is
> an offspring from aircraft technology - where having ABS on a rain filled
> or snowy runway - coming in at 150....
> When it first became available in cars the insurance companies thought it
> would be a godsend, but found over time that the accident rates hadn't
> People are afraid to use it as it should be used - afraid to "lock up" the
> To: mr2 On this topic, I'd be interested in hearing what you guys think
> about ABS.
> I'm inclined to include it on the "do-dad" list, my impression being that
> ABS is for those who don't know how to modulate brake pedal pressure. I'd
> prefer to back off on my brake pedal when I feel the wheels locking up or
> start losing steering control, instead of feeling the pedal chattering
> my foot.
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