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Old 7th October 2007, 13:29   #31
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Majority of the cars sold in this country do not have ABS - and even if it's offered as optional - no one would go for it because it COSTS extra. And people here are not exactly known to spend for features which they think are useless. For them a dhinchak music system is a far better thing than having ABS.
You are right, I thought I was one of those people when I was contemplating between going for a good ICE system or ABS, and to even my surprise, I chose ABS.

But yes, had I decided on getting an LDI instead of the VDI, I would not have gotten ABS even though I would have been willing to pay 20k extra. It has to be offered as an option on ALL variants before we can start discussing this.
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Old 7th October 2007, 13:34   #32
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Year & Make of Car : Ford Fiesta 1.6 sxi
Tyres : what ever is stock--I think 170/65/14
Discs : Front Only
Was ABS std/optional : Standard
If Optional for How Much More : NA
EBD : I think yes
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Old 7th October 2007, 13:54   #33
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It has to be offered as an option on ALL variants before we can start discussing this.
The only company which offers ABS as optional on all the models is Hyundai on the Santro

Manufacturers cant just keep safety features for top model, in the case of the Safari the EX should be having ABS as an option.

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When I bought my VDi ABS wasn't an option and I would have had to wait at least 6 months for the model with ABS
Yes ABS was always an option on the VDi from the day of launch, only thing is it took time coming, had a waiting of 3 months and it was worth the wait.

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While I don't have ABS, I have a lot of BS. Does that count?
Hmmm, ya it does count
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Old 7th October 2007, 13:55   #34
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I have a Getz 1.3. I opted for the GLX model just for the ABS, since I do highway drives once a month. The only difference between the GLX and the model lower (GLS) is the presence of ABS and alloy wheels. The cost diff is approx Rs 40K.

Year & Make of Car :
Getz GLX 1.3
Tyres : Maxxis 295/60 R14
Discs : 4 wheels (I think)
Was ABS std/optional : Standard
If Optional for How Much More : NA
EBD : Yes
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Old 7th October 2007, 13:58   #35
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I have a Getz 1.3. I opted for the GLX model just for the ABS, since I do highway drives once a month. The only difference between the GLX and the model lower (GLS) is the presence of ABS and alloy wheels. The cost diff is approx Rs 40K.

Year & Make of Car :
Getz GLX 1.3
Tyres : Maxxis 295/60 R14
Discs : 4 wheels (I think)
Was ABS std/optional : Standard
If Optional for How Much More : NA
EBD : Yes
getz has drums at the back.
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Old 7th October 2007, 14:02   #36
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Year & Make of Car : 2003 Santro Xing XS
Tyres : 155/70 R13 stock upgarded to 175/60 R13 Potenza G3
Discs : Front
Was ABS std/optional : NO
If Optional for How Much More : NA
EBD : NO
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Old 7th October 2007, 14:03   #37
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Year & Make of Car : 2001 - Honda City Vtec
Tyres : 195/60 R14 Bridgestone Potenza
Discs : Front only
Was ABS std/optional : None
If Optional for How Much More : NA
EBD : No


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Old 7th October 2007, 14:11   #38
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By the way - answering the the question,

I DO NOT HAVE ABS - my car does have it though
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Old 7th October 2007, 14:41   #39
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Year & Make of Car : 2006 Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXi
Tyres : Stock 185/70/14
Discs : Upfront
Was ABS std/optional : Std
If Optional for How Much More : NA
EBD - Yes
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I DO NOT HAVE ABS - my car does have it though
Don ji, i meant your car.

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Tyres : Maxxis 295/60 R14
Does it foul with the wheel arch, you need atleast 8.5J rims for those tyres i know you meant 195
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Old 7th October 2007, 15:50   #41
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Year & Make of Car : Maruti Swift 2007
Tyres : Standard
Discs : Front
Was ABS std/optional : Optional
If Optional for How Much More : ?20,000 --- I forget*
EBD : I think so.

Must have been lots of posted!

*I prefer to forget how much money I spend!
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Old 7th October 2007, 17:47   #42
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Year & Make of Car : 2000, Santro LS ZipDrive (1 lit)
Tyres : 155/70 R13 Bridgestone Turanza ER-60 on 13" X 5J alloys.
Discs : Front
Was ABS std/optional : Not available
If Optional for How Much More :
EBD : No.

I have never felt the need for ABS and I am apprehensive about having it because one needs to change longstanding braking habits, which are almost subconscious reflex-action responses in an emergency and not easily changed.

For example, with ABS one should apply maximum braking pressure right at the beginning and not relax the effort, as the computer does the pumping. But I am tuned to putting in the *minimal* needed effort at the beginning (and increase, pump as necessary) so as to make the maximum use of the braking distance available. Will not be easy to change this.

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Old 7th October 2007, 17:55   #43
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Year & Make of Car : 2004 Fiat Palio 1.6
Tyres : 175/65 R14
Discs : Upfront
Was ABS std/optional : Optional
If Optional for How Much More : 50000 (Safety Pack Version including driverside Airbag.)
EBD : Yes
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Old 7th October 2007, 18:33   #44
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Year & Make of Car : Fiat Petra 1.6 2004
Tyres : 175/65R14 Bridgestome S322 on Alloys
Discs : Front
Was ABS std/optional : Neither
If Optional for How Much More : NA
EBD : No
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Old 7th October 2007, 19:28   #45
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Year & Make of Car : 2007 Swift ZXI
Tyres : 205/50 R15
Discs : Upfront
Was ABS std/optional : STD
If Optional for How Much More : --
EBD : yes
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