i was one lucky man that walk out from a horrible 2008 Camry 2.0E WITHOUT VSC crash in early March. since i could not afford the 2.0G that come with the VSC then, my drive was always as careful as can be and within the legal speed limit.
one old man driver decided to stop his car on the fast lane on the highway in the wee hours of the morning. by the time i noticed the stationery car, i swerved my car to avoid hitting it. my car went into a uncontrollable spin at about 100kph.
it was about 0630 and the highway was clear of traffic.
the car was a write off as it sufferred both serious frontal and back damage. both the engine and transmission was cracked and sunk by about 100mm. the 2 airbags was not deployed although on the last impact, my car hit perpendicularly to the amco barrier and sprung the car back by more than 300mm.
so to those who is of the opinion that VSC is not necessary (UM* or otherwise, you might as well remove the seat belts in the FL to increase your profit or to save your cost). incidentally, my 2003 camry 2.0E come without the rear door ajar warning light although the fitting was there....not necessary again in toyota mindset.
i am a die hard toyota fan but i had changed camp now.
That is the first thing I noticed when UMW-Toyota launched the new Camry, missing VSC on all grade !!
It is just like one of my friend who owned a Nissan Selphy that question why most conti cars equipped with 6 or more airbags. Then I asked her, why do you need to buy life insurance then?!
VSC or ESP is there when you need it the most. A 308THP owner once told me how his Pug that come std with ESP save his life. He was going up a spiral turn into highway. Half-way thru there were sands on the road, suspected spilled by the lorry that carry sand that is frequently seen on the road. He could felt his Pug was over-steered for a while, but the ESP corrected it and he managed to gain control of his car!
Accident does not smell. All these passive safety features are there to save our life and life of our family members, when the need arise.
I guess T & H in MY still think MY does not care or been ignorant.