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Old 10-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by feta_mgp View Post
The Mazda3 line has had a "DSC" (Dynamic Stability Control) button that would toggle some TCS elements on or off since it was brand new in 2003, and holding it down upon startup would totally disable the TCS. So yes, I do know of one that's actually had it for almost a decade. It truly is a flaw in engineering. If you're stuck in mud or snow, sometimes that extra several seconds it takes to have to go through menus rather than hit a button is all it takes for your car to sink too far in to the muck to get through.
Sorry, my previous question was rhetorical.

hotleadsingerguy: "It should retain my setting"
cobie56: "major flaw in engineering this feature"
me: "Do you know of any recent cars that don't have this "major flaw in engineering"?"

In other words, I was asking if he knew of any car that:
a) "remembers" the previous TCS setting
b) does not have the TCS on by default

The point is that not everyone will agree that the TCS operation is flawed.

There is a good reason as to why it would be difficult to find a car that doesn't operate in a similar manner to the Focus.
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