I think you'll be amazed how the standard Cooper drives without DSC....... but I agree, DSC will be a safety issue with me......we accept ABS after all....BrantV said:
........Without DSC, I don't know how seriously I'd look at the MINI. I love the looks, and it had rekindled all the passions that the original did when I lived in London. However a 63/37 weight distribution would give me concerns without DSC..........
Paul I think you should give me a shout when you come up to Aberdeen so I can give you some driving lessons prior to you testing the 's'.Paul_Mullett said:I'm going to get it, and that's whether I settle for a Cooper or a Cooper S.
I seem to be one of the few people who've managed to slide a Cooper without any intention (trying to keep up with a Classic Mini in the Peak District), and the DSC/ASC can be switched off, so why not have them?!
I managed to get my Mini into a slide the other day. The road was quite wet and I took a roundabout a bit too fast. However, no sooner did the back came out, the Mini's CBC soon corrected the problem and straightened me up. I have to admit I was well impressed.Paul_Mullett said:It was a downhill road with a big bend, standing water on the road, I was going slower than the Mini in front, not braking or anything, and the car just let go. Only for a second or so, but long enough for me to gulp, what with the oncoming cars and all!
DSC may have helped on a situation like that.
Andy, not planning on getting that far out of shape is the whole reason of having DSC.An_S_4_Me said:I dont plan on getting that far out of shape....