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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 11:03:25 -0400
From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospamove this to reply to'>
Subject: Re: Do You Have A Glove Box?

"Pooh Bear" <> wrote in message > > > Per Laursen wrote: > >> > Indeed, this is very true. But as they say: You can't have everything. >> > So >> > I tend to drive more carefully, especially keep distance. Distance is >> > like >> > a bank balance - something you wish you had when surprises turns up. >> >> So true. The guy behind me in an ABS-less Nissan (?) a couple of weeks >> ago >> learned that the hard way, when I had to stop to avoid kissing the car in >> front of me. His mid-front ended up somewhat closer to the block than >> originally manufactured, and the headlights were no good after leaving a >> few >> scratches on my rear bumper. Towaway. >> >> I'm afraid my wife will never let me drive anything but SAABs :) > > Hah ! Reminds me of the time a BMW drove ( at slow speed thankfully ) into > the > rear of my towbar equipped Vauxhall Cavalier. > > Made a nice wrap round dent in his bumper / fender. No damage to me. > > On the subject of ABS - it was raining quite hard today - and following > the > advice in the Saab owner's handbook I tried to brake my 9000 unusually > hard at > one point ( safely ) to check adhesion. The ABS didn't even kick in > despite a > rapid stop. > > I've only ever known it operate on snow. > You didn't brake hard enough then. It will activate even on dry roads given enough input on the binders... -Fred W

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