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Safety Watch: Nine 2011 Vehicles That Still Lack Stability Control Page 4

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2010 Kia Rio

2010 Kia Rio

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2011 Kia Rio

There's no electronic stability control offered on the 2011 Kia Rio, whatsoever. And even if you love the Rio, and it seems like an amazingly great deal on the dealer lot, hold on; we'd suggest if you're concerned about safety you'd be well served to wait for next year's all-new model.

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2010 Nissan Versa

2010 Nissan Versa

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2011 Nissan Versa

At just $9,990 not counting destination, the Versa 1.6 Base is nearly tied for the lowest-priced regular passenger car on sale in the U.S. market. And considering every penny counted to get the price down below the $10k mark, there's no air conditioning; no power anything; no radio, even. Electronic stability control isn't even on the options list. However the Versa can be quite well equipped, and if you go for one of the top Versa SL models, and you can only get it with an automatic transmission.


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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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