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Or nothing? I'm thinking more for autoXing, not just day to day. I live in Michigan, and there are plenty of days where ABS help out, but if it would interfere with 10 tenths driving, I can skip it. Any thoughts? Thanks!<img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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ewwwwwwww traction control *BLAH*<img src=/images/forums/snitz/tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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LOL You don't like to mince words, eh? Have you had experience with/without on a track? It seems like a good system, 4 channels and all, but I've been driving in snow for years without incident, and have only recently owned vehicles with ABS. Now the wife on the other hand, needs it! Thanks.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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The hell with all that crap. ABS, Traction control, stability control, skid control, etc. is all a bunch of crap. That stuff is for people who don't know how to drive. I have never driven a car equipped with that crap and I have yet to have a problem in the snow. If you know how to drive, you dont need any of it.

So the answer to your question is don't get either. Take the money, and get yourself some nice rims <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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the traction control on the 01-02 elantra is total bull, my car has it. Basically, if you try to do a burn out in front of all of your friends, it makes you look ghey by applying brake pressure on the wheel that's spinning more. Let's say your in snow, you get rolling with out spinning, then shift into second: traction control does nothing. It only works if your starting from a dead stop. It's not fancy like in your grampa's benz, it doesn't have yaw sensors or will not actively apply the brakes in any situation, or save your butt from fishtailing. But, it is nice when people in your car ask what that button is for... And new elantra's have really good brakes with out ABS, too. Save the money for strut bars or something if you're gonna autoX<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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I bought my 02 GT 5 speed with abs and t.c. Big mistake. You don't need all that especially for autox. The car is a very good car for $ and it's not slow I beat a 95 civic from light to light very easy.


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so let me get this straight the traction control only works from a dead stop??? what kinda of crap is that??? i didnt know that....


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good job hyundai!<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Well, cool! That's the kind of inside info that I was looking for. Now, if only they'd put a helical posi in da diff! Maybe next year...Thanks again.


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ABS outbreaks even the best of drivers.

Check out the latest Compact Sports Car. The 510 in there with BEAR BRAKES on it stops 60+ feet more than all the other cars with ABS.

I've love to have ABS/Traction control on my 2001, but I didn't want to pay $4K for that option.


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Hey vmax! Take this into consideration: Hyundais have great brakes that don't fade, and further, the the light weight of the car (vs., say, a heavier SUV/truck)- thus, it doesn't need ABS/Traction. I have a 2001 Elantra, got it all, EXCEPT that option. VERY happy! I'm also a mechanic, so I can vouch for the lack of need for this option here. Good luck!<img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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