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Survey: ESP/DSC In Your Car - On Or Off?  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

When you drive your car, do you switch the Electronic Stability Program in your car on or off (or is it always on or off)?

As for me, it saved my car and probably also my ass twice (or maybe even more) but I have it off mostly, especially when there is no "unpleasant" weather. It is much more fun driving without ESP.

Don't get me wrong, it is a great feature but some cars need to get driven without it (as I again noticed today).  Wink

Your choice, ESP or not?

Patrick

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Don't really know what you are talking about, so if my Cabrio has it, it's always on, and if it doesn't, it's always off.

Even if it was always on, though, I have a few friends who are mechanics and would be able to get rid of it.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3296 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Your choice, ESP or not?

Considering I first thought the title of this thread implied the ability to communicate with your car telepathically, I'm going to have to say off...always...



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
Don't really know what you are talking about

Damn, has it another name in the USA (in English)? Actually I don't believe since the "ESP" abbreviation works also in English.

I mean that traction control which every car has nowadays.

Patrick


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

I turn off DTC and DSC only on roads that I know I have plenty of runoff room and in conditions that I feel secure in - which is rarely.


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 3):

I mean that traction control which every car has nowadays.

Ah, gotcha. In that case I'm pretty sure it is just always on, running in the background, since I know an error message can come up on my dash when it stops working.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 3):
traction control

That was a bad translation, I should have better called it:

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 4):
DSC

BMW is also calling it DSC, I always refer to it as ESP since it is the original name of it.

Patrick


User currently offlineAircraft From France, joined Jan 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 2):
Considering I first thought the title of this thread implied the ability to communicate with your car telepathically, I'm going to have to say off...always...

I'm going to have to agree with you.

I too, was misled into thinking there was some sort of psychic connection between person and automobile implied within this thread. Upon realizing otherwise, I became so angry I had to get up and punch a hole in the wall. Way to bring down the party, Sabena. Gosh.  Yeah sure

My ride came with ESP. Not that it needs it though. Besides, I only use it to pick up hot women.



User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Quoting Aircraft (Reply 7):
Besides, I only use it to pick up hot women.

I need a car but first a licence!

Signed,

GKirk


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

Not offered on my car. Built in 2005, and the versions sold in europe have it. Not happy holden will have to upgrade to the turbo version if I want ESP.

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