Some people prefer not to have it because it suits their driving style better. I have driven very few cars that have had it myself. Partially because I bought what was available and equipped as best I wanted in the price range I was shopping.jimbo said:Why wouldn't you get ABS?
Welcome to the forum dengel!dengel said:I am going to get the ABS. I live in a hilly neighborhood in NJ, and if there is a weather condition that exists, I will experience it sooner or later. My Grand Prix has ABS and it has saved me from sliding down a wet or slippery hill right past the stop sign on many an occasion.
My recommendation is to take a good look at your local driving conditions, and whether you think the ABS will be useful. Leather seats don't look as nice in a car thats wrapped around a telephone pole.
If you get one of those control systems you can access your ECU via the ODBII port, some of those allow you to disable ABS on the fly.chenslee said:My old WRX would stop quicker dragging the back tires using the parking brake in gravel than it would with using the pedal and ABS. I had a few good scares in gravel parking lots where I would hit the brakes and the car would just coast.
On the other hand, ABS on my '99 Malibu saved my butt just last week.
In my opinion, ABS should have a dash switch. By default it resets to on when you start the car, but is easily to disable. I got tired of pulling the fuse on the WRX everytime I wanted to play rally in the dirt.