Elantra GT ABS/Traction Control

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Russ, Jul 6, 2003.

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    Russ Guest

    I was hoping one of the Elanra GT owners could help me out with
    something. I'm currently looking for a 2003 GT and wondered how you
    can really tell that it has the ABS option added. Is there an actual
    button inside that you press to enable the traction control?

    Russ, Jul 6, 2003
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    Rob Rust Guest

    I don't know about ABS/TCS for Elantras but I recently purchased a 2003
    Sonata LX and it has a button to the left of the steering wheel labeled TCS
    to enable/disable the traction control system. As for ABS there should be an
    indicator on your dash that lights up when starting the car. I would
    recommend checking out your owners manual. There should be something there.
    Rob Rust, Jul 6, 2003
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    Nikoli Yetti Guest

    Don't waste your money on the ABS/TC. It is not needed in a vehicle as
    small as an Elantra.
    Nikoli Yetti, Jul 7, 2003
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    Nikoli Yetti Guest

    I'm not saying a small car cannot skid or lose traction. The size and
    weight of the car are so that ABS and TC are not going to make a difference.
    Do a google search on what ABS and TC are, and how they work. Actually most
    cars in general do not really need it. It is more meant for Airplanes.
    Nikoli Yetti, Jul 7, 2003
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    Stormy738 Guest

    You must not be driving in icy or snowy conditions like we do in Canada. My
    GT has ABS/TC and I love it !
    Stormy738, Jul 7, 2003
  6. Yes, that would certainly explain why every auto manufacturer offers
    it. They all think they're making airplanes!
    Jerry Kindall, Jul 8, 2003
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    Russ Guest

    Thanks Jerry. I was able to snag the exact model I was after and I'm
    now the owner of a new Elantra GT!! Unfortunately, I too have to
    drive in winter conditions so the extra $$$ for the ABS pacakge is a
    comfort to me. Is there ever a time you would want to disable the
    traction control?
    Russ, Jul 8, 2003
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    Russ Guest

    Thanks Rob!
    Russ, Jul 8, 2003
  9. Those times are rare but basically, any time you _want_ the wheels to
    spin when they loose grip, such as when you're stuck in a snowdrift and
    are trying to "rock" the car out.
    Jerry Kindall, Jul 8, 2003
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    gini52 Guest

    Absolutely--I believe the anti-lock brakes on my Bonneville saved my kids
    me from a very serious accident when a deer jumped out in front of us while
    65 mph on a PA highway at night. The car sustained over $3,000. in damage
    from the deer impact
    but I never lost control of the vehicle. It was a great relief to brake that
    sustain that impact and still be able to simply pull over to the side of the
    road. This outcome
    would have been very different in a car without anti-lock brakes. All my
    future cars will have
    ABS and traction control.
    gini52, Jul 11, 2003
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