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Safety Watch: Nine 2011 Vehicles That Still Lack Stability Control Page 5

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2010 Suzuki SX4 Sport Sedan

2010 Suzuki SX4 Sport Sedan

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2011 Suzuki SX4

Most of the Suzuki SX4 lineup includes electronic stability control; but if you're considering the SX4 sedan, or the SX4 Sport sedan, beware that it might not include the feature. In the SX4 Sport sedan lineup, you need to go for the $19,644 (including destination) Sport GTS, and at that point in our opinion you might as well spend exactly a hundred dollars more and get a base 2011 Suzuki Kizashi, which includes the feature.

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2010 Nissan Frontier

2010 Nissan Frontier

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2011 Nissan Frontier

While all of its rivals like the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, and Toyota Tacoma now include electronic stability control, it's still not included in all 2011 Nissan Frontier models. Go for the base four-cylinder engine and, quite simply, you can't get it. Base Frontiers come with no anti-lock brakes either.


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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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