It does involve engaging individual brakes, so you might say it is mixed, both SW and HW. <br>It's been discussed on this board a number of times, yuou might want to search for the topic for more info<br>
Yes, quite a bit different. Compared to STC, a DSTC-equipped car has:<p>- a yaw sensor beneath the passenger's seat<br>- a position sensor on the steering wheel<br>- a different brake controller with per-wheel pressure sensors<br>- a lighted DSTC button in the center console.<p>Not upgradable, factory-only.<p>Tom.
d-man did my research and saw your question. I didn't do my research on DSTC before I bought the car, I relied on the saleman who said I didn't need it, he couldn't even tell my how it worked The more I hear about how well it works the madder I get especially since I drive to VT a lot in winter
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>treacherous</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had a salesman try to tell me it wasn't needed either. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>They tell you whatever you want to hear. When we were looking ours kept saying "Keep it classy and as simple as possible. You don't need all those extras." Then found out we wanted EVERYTHING we could get on it and then he <I>agreed</I> lol that everything we wanted was the way to go. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
One salesman tried to tell me.. "with all those options you should get an S60 instead". I assume he was just trying to match up what I requested with what he had on the lot. Personally the S60 doesn't interest me. It's turning radius is large like my Maxima.
Well, please don't quote me on this, might not be 100% accurate.<p>From the information that I've seen:<p>-While the yaw sensor is needed for DSTC, the connector might already be in the standard wiring loom ( I only saw one part number for it)<br>-Steering wheel sensor already present. One of the functions using it is the Power Steering Module.<br>-The Brake controller module (valve body for ABS) IS different from DSTC to STC. <br>-The button in the center console can be switched. No need for doubles.<p>While you might be able to change the hardware to DSTC specs, it might be difficult to get a dealer to upgrade the software
My sales guy was great about the DSTC. I was the one who didn't really care for it, so he actually sold me on it. Not with some slick sales tactic, but we went up a snow covered, mountain road at night(Cypress Bowl Rd for the locals). We don't really get snow in Vancouver, but drive a few minutes from the city, and mountains everywhere. Up we went. The car was amazing, and actually managed to keep those awful Michelins on the road. I was sold after that.<p> Al
Any good salesman will read the buyer and play into them. They want to avoid pushing for options if you're worried about the bottom line scaring you away. If you start tacking on the goodies, they suggest moving up to a more expensive car because you'll want to add options to that car too!