Haha...I don't need Dodge to "keep me safe"....I depend on my right foot for that.
I totally understand why anyone would want to have it, don't get me wrong. It's OK to utilize todays technology to make a car safer...I'm all for it....but I don't rely on Dodge to keep me safe any more than I rely on my government to look out for my best interest. I need to be responsible for that.
FACT: -70's cars weren't "pieces of crap"...they were as advanced then as our cars are now..for the time. They did have a lot of limitations though..and you had to learn them. You learned how fast to go around corners safely without risking your neck via the throttle pedal. My whole beef with all these controls that make our cars safer...and they do...can tend to give some people a false sense of security.
And a lot of people will wrap their Challengers around a pole because they don't have "traction control"...really?
C'mon Huggytree...I like you, and I think you're helpful to a lot of us on the board here. You also have a very nice IE 392 (I'm jealous of BTW)...but if either one of us jam into the throttle too hard while making a left turn, the rear ends of our cars will STILL kick out from under us, and we could end up going right into that same "pole" even though our traction control is on. I compensate now by not getting into the pedal as hard.
I also have my old "piece of crap" '83 Z28 with a roots blower...I'm not looking to add traction or launch control to it. It is however, very challenging to learn how to launch the thing without blowing the tires off (it's a stick car)...but that's part of the fun for me.