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I've a brand new Holden Cruze that's just done 3,000 ks. I've noticed that it's been really lethargic getting off from Red Lights, i.e. the 0-40kph is really slow and the gear changes from the 1.8L Auto are very noticeable.

However, I turned off Traction Control and that improves the acceleration markedly I've noticed, where it's a much smoother ride. I don't believe this is a placebo effect, and wondering why that is, because in 20C conditions, traction control should be 'activated' less than 1% of time in regular commuting right?
 

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I agree with you. I too find that it improves the acceleration. I've been driving the last 2 years with it off and have also found an increase in MPG.
 

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Makes no difference with the 1.4T MT here. Unless you try to spin tires in 2nd gear anyway.

Our other car, an automatic of a different brand, I can tell a definite difference between TC on and off when creeping along in traffic if you jump on the gas from a roll. It'll hesitate if you suddenly stab the pedal as if to say, "are you sure, sir?", and responds instantly with the TC off.


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an interesting thing I found on the 1.6t is if you hold it down for around 9 seconds. it seems to turn esp off too.

Does the same thing in the v8 Camaro's too.
 

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an interesting thing I found on the 1.6t is if you hold it down for around 9 seconds. it seems to turn esp off too.

Does the same thing in the v8 Camaro's too.
Pretty much how it is in any car now. Press one to turn off TC then press and hold for 5-10 seconds and turns everything of.

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pull the fuse ;)
 
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