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I've been luking anonymously here for about a week now and I must say this a great board. I'm 95% sure I will be getting a 2001 SE w/PP 5sp. and Sunroof. I also planned on getting the ABS/Air bag option as well, but the guy who is doing the deal for me (knows the dealership manager) said that the manager was curious as to why I wanted ABS brakes with a 5speed???

Is this a relevant question? I really never thought about it before. I wouldn't think it would matter what trans. you had, but maybe I'm wrong. Could anyone shed some light on this?

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sounds like an assenine question to me. (from the guy, not you)you are correct, ABS and 5 speed have nothing to do with each other. i have both and prefer the safety and reduced insurance premium of having ABS.

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ABS is worth it. It saved my life (and the car) once. Side impact airbags are nice to have also.

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I bought a Sentra SE w/PP, 5spd with Side Air Bags/ABS. They do seem pretty uncommon on dealer lots. This was the first one I've ever seen. For only $699 MSRP, you get added safety, plus lower insurance rates.

I wouldn't be surprised if the dealer you talked to didn't have one with the ABS and was trying to sell you something they had in inventory. A Nissan dealership I went to about a month ago tried to pull this.

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Technically performance vehicles don't have ABS braking systems.

There is a marginal power drop. Cars like Ferrai's, Lambs, high end Porshes, etc... don't have ABS because it adds weight, I think. (Or take more space than conventional brakes and they'd rather have that for engine room?)

Anyway, I would never buy a car now that didn't have ABS. In a bad situation they allow a degree of control that isn't possilbe without the feature. In a hard stop you will thank those brakes for allowing you to turn and dodge a car.

I'd leave the side impact bags out though.


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Get all the safety features that you can.

It might save your life one day.

It will increase the resale value of your car.

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Thanks for the responses...and I agree, I want them for the safety factor. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something about the connection between the two.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 2000SE:
sounds like an assenine question to me. (from the guy, not you)you are correct, ABS and 5 speed have nothing to do with each other. i have both and prefer the safety and reduced insurance premium of having ABS.

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Just like 2000SE said those to thing are like hot and cold I mean ones a transmission and one's safety......that was a really dumb question he asked you.



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oh yeah welcome to the boards by the way


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Actually, some high perf cars do have ABS. It is used in traction control systems, such as BMW's 330Xi I just read about.

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