• Chris Posted: 1/17/2011 4:51pm PST

    I'm just glad I'm not the only one that hates this in winter. With Detroit being in the north, I am absolutly shocked at the strangle hold ABS has!
    Traction control can take a hike too, I cannot even find a reason for it to exsist.

  • Paul Posted: 12/26/2010 6:37am PST

    I am so disgusted with the lack of unbiased discussion about abs that it appears hopeless.
    Thanks Bob and Chris for speaking up.

  • chris Posted: 12/22/2010 5:34am PST

    ABS is dangerious because you don't know when it's going to deciede not to work. I spend half the year in snow, and I just never know when it won't give me any braking power in my work vehicles.
    It also likes to kick in on snow at 2mph to just shake your wheel for no reason.
    As long as you don't lock the brakes, you have plenty of control with standard brakes. My personal car has standard brakes, and its the only car I feel safe in during winter.
    I hate the arugment that ABS lets you steer.
    brakes are for stopping, steering wheel is for steering.
    Gravel is the best argument against ABS..
    Rain on pavement is the best argument For ABS.
    Cars should simply be equipped with an on/off switch for it, and that is that..
    why can't we have these?

  • Bob Posted: 11/30/2010 11:09am PST

    The problem I have with ABS in winter is it's inability to stop you on a hill. even quite a gentle hill is frightening as applying the brakes has absolutely not effect and does not slow you at all. it's all right being able to steer round objects in your path but if you cant't stop it's useless. I have never had this problem with any other car that does not have ABS. In snow it can be better to lock the wheels in some conditions I wish they would fit an off switch so you can turn ABS off in certain conditions. I test drove and Audi ages ago and I seem to remember it had an ABS switch