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Old 6th October 2007, 20:33   #1
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Question Do you have ABS

Well i just thought after reading the Getz thread that almost everyone(including me) was critisizing Hyundai for not giving ABS in the CRDi version. However how many of you have ABS. Those who dont can simply vote No but those who vote Yes please fill the following details below. If 2/3/4 of your cars have ABS please post multiple times.

Year & Make of Car : eg 2005 Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXi
Tyres : Stock 185/70/15 or Upsized 205/55/15
Discs : Upfront or 4 wheel discs
Was ABS std/optional : Std
If Optional for How Much More :
EBD - Yes

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Year & Make of Car :
Tyres :
Discs :
Was ABS std/optional :
If Optional for How Much More :
EBD :

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Old 6th October 2007, 20:39   #2
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Year & Make of Car : 2005 Chevrolet Optra 1.8LT
Tyres : 205/50/15 Dunlop SP9000
Discs : 4 wheel discs
Was ABS std/optional : Optional
If Optional for How Much More : 18000
EBD : Yes

Year & Make of Car : Suzuki Swift VDi
Tyres : 195/60/15 Michelin Energy XM1
Discs : Upfront
Was ABS std/optional : Optional
If Optional for How Much More : 20000
EBD : Yes
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Old 6th October 2007, 22:58   #3
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Year & Make of Car : 2006 Swift VXI (ABS)
Tyres : Stock Tyres -165/80/14
Discs : Upfront
Was ABS std/optional : Optional
If Optional for How Much More : INR 20,000
EBD : Yes
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Old 6th October 2007, 23:27   #4
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Year & Make of Car : 2007 Getz Prime GLX
Tyres : 175/65/14 Goodyear GPS2 (Tube)
Discs : Upfront
Was ABS std/optional : Standard
EBD : No
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Old 6th October 2007, 23:28   #5
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5 people voted yes and just two people have posted the info. Guys please post info if you post yes.
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Old 6th October 2007, 23:49   #6
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5 people voted yes and just two people have posted the info. Guys please post info if you post yes.
Busa, i am not sure how many people will post here considering that 99% of the cars here do not have ABS. Exactly what is your objective ? The majority says no, so what ??
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Old 6th October 2007, 23:53   #7
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Busa, i am not sure how many people will post here considering that 99% of the cars here do not have ABS. Exactly what is your objective ? The majority says no, so what ??
EL objective is to see that do people actually practise what they preach. Quite a few people including me said Hyundai have gone crazy and critisized them for not giving ABS on the Diesel Getz, wheras there are many on the forum having Swift VXi/VDi, WagonR/Santro/Verna who dont go for ABS saying it costs too much and then later put the money in ICE et all. So i would like to know who indeed do have ABS and know the adbantages/disadvantages offered by it.
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Old 7th October 2007, 00:01   #8
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Ok , here is my take which would be similar for many.

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Year & Make of Car : 1998 esteem VX
Tyres : 175/70/R13 Michelin XM1
Discs : Front wheel discs
Was ABS std/optional : Not at all under consideration
If Optional for How Much More : Priceless
EBD : Absolute no



wheras there are many on the forum having Swift VXi/VDi, WagonR/Santro/Verna who dont go for ABS saying it costs too much and then later put the money in ICE et all. So i would like to know who indeed do have ABS and know the adbantages/disadvantages offered by it.
It is an absolutely personal choice. There have been millions of us having survived without ABS & even with these add ons, there have been very few people who have felt the need for this 'very expensive' add on when they hardly drive over 40-50kmph. Whereas it should be an imperative from the manufacturer's side to ensure the safety of their customers by implementing this BASIC safety requirement.
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Old 7th October 2007, 00:07   #9
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EL while i totally agree with what you say i think two things : -

1. Manufacturers should give atleast a option if not making it mandatory.

2. If people dont prefer having ABS & can drive well without it(people are doing that since years) atleast dont flame the manufacturers, because even if ABS was there they would not opt for it.
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Old 7th October 2007, 00:07   #10
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Car with ABS
Year & Make of Car :
Honda Civic 1.8S
Tyres : 195/55 (not sure, what ever is stock)
Discs : Both Front & rear
Was ABS std/optional : Standard
If Optional for How Much More : NA
EBD : YES


Year & Make of Car : Hyundai Accent
Tyres : what ever is stock
Discs : Front Only
Was ABS std/optional : Standard
If Optional for How Much More : NA
EBD : No


Cars without ABS
Year & Make of Car : Honda City 1.5 ZX
Tyres : what ever is stock)
Discs : Front only
Was ABS std/optional : No ABS
If Optional for How Much More : No
EBD : No

Year & Make of Car : Maruti 800
Tyres : what ever is stock)
Discs : Front only
Was ABS std/optional : No ABS
If Optional for How Much More : No
EBD : No


After using cars with and without ABS, I definitely recommend ABS. However that said, I find Hyundai brakes with ABS on Accent very ineffective.
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It's a misconception and more of an excuse that "Driving at slow speed in city does not need ABS...". I have been through a minor accident when few years back, on a rainy night I skidded and banged into a car in front, when I could have steered away. It should be mandatory on all cars and is of tremendous help when it rains or surface is lose.

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Old 7th October 2007, 00:11   #11
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Thanks ST

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Tyres : 195/55 (not sure, what ever is stock)
195/65/15

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However that said, I find Hyundai brakes with ABS on Accent very ineffective
Thats because it has 2 channel ABS.

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Tyres : what ever is stock)
NHC comes with 175/65/14

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Year & Make of Car : Hyundai Accent
Tyres : what ever is stock
Accent comes with 175/70/13
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BUSA, I agree with EL. The reason most of us don't have ABS because it is made hard to get. When I bought my Santro Xing AT in 2003, there was ABS optional on it. Since we had ABS on many of our prior cars, we wanted it. But the dealer scared us saying it will take 2-3 months to deliver a car with ABS. It was only 15K but we needed the car in a hurry.

In other cases, ABS is offered in the highest trims only. For example, I am planning to buy Safari EX 4x4, and I like to have ABS. But not at the additional cost of 2.5L or so.

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Quite a few people including me said Hyundai have gone crazy and critisized them for not giving ABS on the Diesel Getz, wheras there are many on the forum having Swift VXi/VDi, WagonR/Santro/Verna who dont go for ABS saying it costs too much and then later put the money in ICE et all.
It is their personal choice, ABS is not as important as say seat belts or helmets. I have driven both ABS and non-ABS cars extensively, and I don't feel the difference to be too much as made out to be.
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Old 7th October 2007, 00:15   #13
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Wonder how this will help anyone...but still;

Year & Make of Car : Maruti Suzuki SX4 ZXi
Tyres : 205/60 R16
Discs : Front only
Was ABS std/optional : Standard
If Optional for How Much More : NA
EBD : Yes

Having personally experienced an incidence, I simply adore the control provided by ABS. To heck with a bit longer braking distance in sands and gravel.
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Accent comes with 175/70/13
If the Accent has ABS then it should be the Tornado which had 185/60-14 rubber.


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B]Year & Make of Car :[/b] Maruti Suzuki SX4 ZXi
Tyres : 205/60 R16
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Is this is a typo?

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But the dealer scared us saying it will take 2-3 months to deliver a car with ABS
Another intresting thing to know about is that since ABS has less demand dealers usually dont stock ABS equipped cars and try to push the cars in their stock yard, hence scarying people by saying its going to take time, it works only after 100kmph and the likes.

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If the Accent has ABS then it should be the Tornado which had 185/60-14 rubber
Hyundai had released a GLS 1.6 model with nothing except the 1.6 engine and ABS at around Rs. 6.0L, this had no alloys and the tyre size i mentioned.

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