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#8629 of 9314 Re: how much difference do CA-emissions make? [capitol149]
Oct 26, 2005 (12:45 pm)
I received this from mazda:
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Rest assured your 2005 MAZDA3 2.3L is still rated at 160hp.
The PZEV (for five states) is a new addition to the 2006 MAZDA3 2.3L
engine. For this reason, it is not shown in the 2005 specs.
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Oct 27, 2005 (9:21 am)
Add that to my preference of non-ABS for thanking God I bought a 2005!
#8631 of 9314 please advise
Oct 28, 2005 (5:43 pm)
hi all 3 owners,
i have a question.
i have a 05 m3 and today when i made a left hand turn i heard a grinding noise.
#8633 of 9314 Re: HA HA HA!!! [mdaffron]
Oct 31, 2005 (9:31 am)
Add that to my preference of non-ABS for thanking God I bought a 2005! << Why don't you want ABS? You prefer skidding?
#8634 of 9314 Re: HA HA HA!!! [mrblonde49]
Oct 31, 2005 (10:21 am)
I prefer to control my own car without a complex, expensive-to-repair piece of electronics thinking for me. I prefer a brake pedal that feels like a brake pedal instead of the stick-shaker on a 737. I prefer to choose my own safety equipment, and ABS is not a piece of said equipment I'm enamored with. Besides, with a manual tranny, I don't see the need for ABS. ABS is mostly for people who tailgate or otherwise put themselves in positions where they need an electronic savior.
#8635 of 9314 Re: HA HA HA!!! [mdaffron]
Oct 31, 2005 (11:47 am)
They may rumble, but the point is that they slow you with locking up. They allow you to steer while slowing. Engine braking can be effective in normal driving, but in a panic stop it's asking a lot of your car. You can drive as safely as possible, but me, I wouldn't assume I'll never need assistance from the modern safety features. I don't know where every deer is lurking just off the road. Or when a half asleep driver will sweve into my oncoming lane, etc. And if those things occur, you'll want to have ABS...and Stability Control would help too
#8636 of 9314 Bush-wacking [mdaffron]
Oct 31, 2005 (12:11 pm)
Well, Meade, it's story time.
Last fall I was in a fork in the road where the view from my left was blocked by shrubbery that had overgrown. As I was trying to merge a fellow bombed through to make the light; he obviously did not see me due to the folly-age . Had I or the driver behind me not had ABS we may have escaped but ... more likely I would have been clobbered by the fellow flying through on the left and/or been bumped by the car behind. ABS did not interfere with my driving; it assisted in my braking. You're right that we shouldn't put ourselves in positions where we need to brake needlessly; in this case I did not bring a pair of clippers to shave those bushes down to a safe size so I appreciated having all the braking power facing that runaway train. It's also worth remembering that if anyone makes a mistake driving, it's likely they won't be alone paying for the lesson.
#8637 of 9314 Re: HA HA HA!!! [mdaffron]
Oct 31, 2005 (1:08 pm)
Every test I have ever seen, automobile magazine-consumer union-NHTSA, has shown that ABS decreases stopping distances reduces skids and increases safety.
Whether its snow, ice,water or just bare pavement all the tests indicate improved stopping distance performance skid reduction and safety.
ABS simply improves the braking performance and is definitely NOT just "for people who tailgate or otherwise put themselves in positions where they need an electronic savior."
ABS is for people who recognize technological advances can improve driving performance, even for superb drivers.
#8638 of 9314 abs... oh yeah?????
Oct 31, 2005 (1:27 pm)
well what about those of us who have been driving for a very long time, and pump the brakes in an emergecncy situation... abs would be worse no?????... bet there are no studies/tests for people who have reflexes to "pump the brakes" in emergencies.....