Last post on Jul 16, 2009 at 5:31 PM
You are in the Sedans
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Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Fit, Mazda MAZDA3, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#1022 of 1205 Re: ESC Standard [joe97]
Jun 05, 2008 (5:47 pm)
Won't be too long now (2011?) all new cars sold in the US will have ESC, as mandated by the Feds. I would think some car company, Honda or maybe Hyundai, would step up and want to be first to offer ESC across its lineup. Both companies will be very, very close to that for 2009. Honda is closest, in that it will offer ESC on at least one trim level on every vehicle it sells here. Hyundai probably won't have ESC on the Accent in 2009 so it will lag a bit behind Honda in the ESC race. Toyota is getting pretty close too, except it makes ESC optional on almost all of its cars, and n/a on the Yaris.
#1023 of 1205 Re: ESC Standard [backy]
Jun 05, 2008 (5:52 pm)
VW has ESC standard across the board for 2009MY, IIRC.
#1024 of 1205 Re: ESC Standard [joe97]
Jun 05, 2008 (6:16 pm)
Well, there ya go! Good for VW! I fogot the Rabbit gets ESC standard for 2009. So if they can do it on a $15k car, so can Honda and Hyundai and all the rest.
#1025 of 1205 Re: ESC Standard [backy]
Jun 05, 2008 (8:52 pm)
I wouldn't be surprised to see it on the MMC of the Civic in 2009.
#1026 of 1205 Re: ESC Standard [thegraduate]
Jun 06, 2008 (7:24 am)
We know VSC will be available on the 2009 Civic. We just don't know in what form--standard, optional, and on what trim levels? Will Honda do a Fit-like move and make it available only on the EX with nav, as an option? We just don't know yet.
#1027 of 1205 Re: ESC Standard [backy]
Jun 06, 2008 (7:29 am)
I'd hope it'll be standard across the board, but honestly wouldn't be surprised if Honda cheaped out and put it on EX and EX-L models only.
They did the same thing with ABS awhile back. It was EX-only.
#1028 of 1205 Re: ESC Standard [thegraduate]
Jun 06, 2008 (7:33 am)
Right, for many years (starting in 1992 MY I think), ABS was available (although standard) on the EX. That changed only for 2006 MY.
Jun 06, 2008 (7:44 am)
Will the suits at Toyota wake up and offer ESC as an option with the 2009 Yaris, at least with the "S" models of both the sedan and LiftBack? Anyone have a clue?
#1030 of 1205 Re: ESC Standard [backy]
Jun 06, 2008 (7:49 am)
Even the Accords only had it standard on the EX models until the 2003 model debuted, making it standard across the line. It was optional on LX models in the '90s, but was a difficult to find option.
Jun 07, 2008 (4:56 pm)
Luckily, we've been blessed and $ is not a problem when it comes to new cars for the kids. The problem might be the availability of the SE model when our time frame rolls around. Also the crazy petrol prices have made econoboxes fly out of the dealers, at least here in South Florida. Showed her the Kia Spectra tonight online as a possible alternative choice. The idea of her taking my beloved Civic has also become a possibility with the other girl taking the wife's Mazda 3s. This way we could both get the new cars.