tigger19687 wrote:Not trying to Hijack this,
But could you describe what this feels like ?
I plan on buying this car and read an issue in another thread but I am not understanding what the issue is.
For reference, I drive an F-350 Diesel so I assume it is very different. But I have also driven an Escort, Lexus 300 sporty (didn't like it) and a few other cars in my life.
It's an annoying "pulsing" at a couple hertz as the car brakes the rear inside wheel to pull the nose around. Also the stabilitrack indicator flashes when active. It does work. But it's way over-active in this car, I suspect I have 50% "grip" left before it really needs to actuate this system. So mostly it's super annoying, and arguable slightly unsafe because the cars behavior changes sporadically and inconsistently.
It seems like in order to be "safer" they have opted for an over-stable car that "pushes" in the corners and uses the stabilitrak to pull the nose back in line. This means you are less likely to spin and lose control, but it also yields less overall performance and annoying, quirky and inconsistent behavior. Both my '86 civic hatchback and 2007 yaris hatchback handled much better and had no need of this silly stability augmentation non-sense.
With no way to permanently disable this "feature" it means that changing wheels, tires, brakes, and suspension components may confuse the system and cause it to behave in un-intended ways.
It also means I may boil the rear brakes trying to autocross or race at Refuel this year. It's not unique to this car. Many cars with stability features, even "sports cars" have this problem.