Originally Posted by cpotoso
Last friday (after an ice storm) I experienced for the first time the VSC on my Rav. I was cornering obviously a bit too fast and the car starts to go out on the curve! Suddenly I hear the beep, beep, beep and magically the trucklet got into the right bearing. VERY NICE!
I think this was supposed to be a safety feature. However it has forced me to make turns at higher speeds that I normally would, just to see how the VSC handles it.
I wasn't sure that I would like the vehicle taking control , but so far I am very entertained at how the system works. Since the snow was on the ground I rarely make a turn without trying to make the vehicle slide.
Disclaimer: This should only be done on a controlled road with limited traffic by a trained professional driver. Children under 12 should not attempt this procedure without adult supervision.
Wish i would have seen the disclaimer sooner, let my 8 year old try some donuts, LOL
On a serious note, first time i heard the beeps, it scared the crap outta me. had no idea what it was. do you really need to b alerted to the problem so annoyingly. i think i now when i'm skidding. quite frankly this ute's controlling systems are starting to get on my nerves, really wish i could turn them off and on as I please.ABS, ok i get it, no need to turn that one off but please, sometimes i LIKE to slide, sometimes I LIKE to accelerate thru a turn without the damn stability system kicking in. my bad cause i should have researched the ute better before buying it. although in this day and age you would be hard pressed to find an auto without these safety features. shoulda kept my camaro 350 4 barrel, now that was a hoot in the snow.