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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-27-09, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Question Help! 2007 Mustang ABS/Traction Control Ques

I want to buy a 2007 Mustang very soon (don't know if Deluxe or Premium but NOT a GT or convertible) and the dealership said it has ABS but not traction control. I thought if it has ABS, it was a package deal that would automatically come with traction control. I live in Chicago so I HAVE to have both these features.

Is it possible for this Mustang to have (not just 4-Wheel Lock, etc.) but ABS but not Traction Control? Since the dealership I want to buy from isn't a Ford dealership, I called another Ford dealership (guy didn't seem to sure but said no) and they told me they cannot install traction control - that it has to be installed at the factory.

My questions are:

1 - Can this 2007 Mustang have ABS without traction control?
2 - Does anyone know if a local Ford dealership can install traction control or does it really have to be factory installed?

Please help as I want to buy this car this upcoming weekend!
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Re: Help! 2007 Mustang ABS/Traction Control Ques

As far as I recall, traction control is built into the central computer. Needless to say it'll be cheaper and less exhausting to search around for a vehicle that has this feature if you're truly interested. ABS is a sole option. In order to have traction control you have to have the ABS, which in GT models is standard. If you're a defensive driver and take it easy in the snow and rain you won't ever need traction control. What traction control does is if it senses speed variations between axles it'll cut power to the vehicle so you can better stay on track. In a rear wheel drive vehicle I believe this isn't good for the reason that to get back on track, sometimes (depending on weather/traction) the only way to get back on track is to give the vehicle a bit of power, which the traction control 'nanny' won't allow.

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Re: Help! 2007 Mustang ABS/Traction Control Ques

Why not just go to the vehicle website from Ford? I know for a fact Traction Control (TC) is standard on the GT as is ABS. I believe ABS standard as well on the V6 model, but I can guarantee that TC is standard, even my '09 Focus has it, but again, check the site to be sure.
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