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Safety Watch: Nine 2011 Vehicles That Still Lack Stability Control Page 2

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2010 Chevrolet Aveo

2010 Chevrolet Aveo

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2011 Chevrolet Aveo

GM was an early pioneer with ESC, with its excellent StabiliTrak system that made its debut in some Cadillacs 14 years ago. But stability control still isn't at all available on Chevrolet's most affordable car, the 2011 Chevy Aveo. Anti-lock brakes are optional—and only on top trims—and we gave the 2010 Aveo one of our lowest safety ratings for its 'moderate' side-impact and 'poor' rear impact scores from the IIHS, along with three stars in one side-impact category from NHTSA in its former, more generous ratings method. An all-new model is in the works for 2012.

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2010 Dodge Caliber R/T

2010 Dodge Caliber R/T

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2011 Dodge Caliber

Chrysler has been revamping its Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models, and restructuring trims and standard equipment. Unfortunately, stability control isn't included in the base 2011 Dodge Caliber Express, which costs $17,630, including destination. You have to step up to the $18,990 Caliber Mainstreet for that.


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  1. Boy, it sure is annoying how every single time I click to go to the next page to read more of the article, that darned pop up ad asking me if I want to have TCC delivered to my email box pops up. What a badly thought thing to have on your website!
     
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  2. $111 per vehicle? Keep dreaming. For some reason I think everyone has forgotten the costs of complexity, software, additional testing, liability, warranty claims, etc... The government and NOT FOR PROFIT organizations are quick to point out how easy and cheap this all is (as they expand our deficit)...
    By the way, how did we all survive without stability control for the past 100 years of driving? It is called grey matter and most people find it between their two ears...
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  3. 1. Why do you show pictures of BMWs in this article when BMW has had DSC for years. I have had four BMWs since 1999 and all had DSC.
    2. Why do I get this annoying pop up box on each page especially since I already receive CC daily?
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  5. I am Stability Control. Learn it or you really shouldn't be a driver. Automated stability control works in most situations when poor driver input nudges a car toward a dangerous set of outcomes.
    On the other hand, automated stability control can act against a trained drivers inputs, creating a dangerous situation. I'm all for stability control, if it is provided with an off switch, for those instances when you might want to do something that stability control deems a no-go, like an induced slide on snow or ice to get the car or part of the car out of some other drivers way if they mess up. At those moments, I really don't want interference of any kind.
     
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