I own a corolla, it doesn't have abs and the braking is really pathetic, since day 1 changed tyres and everything but when you brake hard the car loses control, the wheels start skidding and stuff.
Now with abs there is no or little wheel skidding, its like as if you keep tapping the brakes at a really fast rate and the car doesn't loose grip. Effective braking. The distance thing you said is a bit lame, if your car starts skidding God knows where it will stop but abs will definitely stop. And also it saves the wear and tear on the tyres due to skidding. The steering wheel also doesn't lock up.
I want you to sit in a civic or any other car with abs for that matter go to 100 kph and slam the brakes, then do that in a corolla or any other non abs car and you will feel the difference. Because of snow or gravel you are just crapping on about abs and stuff. We have roads too you know and it snows in a few areas in the country. So please give it a rest.
It is a confirmed fact that abs helps braking a lot, otherwise companies wouldn't invested money into improving the system now, for you see they are in the end of the day concerned with the profits.
Now about the height of 4 cms, sir i checked it on the toyota indus and us websites a while ago, mujhe hawai firing karnay ki aadat nahi hai. the indus rolla is 148 cms high and the us one is 57.7 inches which converted into cms is 144.25 cm so it not exactly 4 but 3.75 cms. Moreover since the shape is same the only place i see the difference in height can be accounted for is in the ground clearance..
The height makes a hell of a difference, you can check the sports cars, they lower themselves in sports mode by 1 cm or 2 to increase performance. The car is a machine and every mm counts. However you just don't know that but that's what i'm here for...
Saying that the city is better than a corolla would be absurd the city is no doubt better than the xli however its on par with the gli. I would today still go for a corolla gli because the city no matter how well it performs looks like crap and the interior quality is inferior to the corolla.
And the rest of you idiots, if you can't really give a cogent argument why do you F-ing resort to name calling and making fun of people? If a person doesn't know anything you should clarify rather than just crapping around. I see people making multiple ids to show that someone agrees with them, just grow up for crying out loud.
Stupid lame ass comments by people just destroy the thread and lead to fights. Honestly honda and toyota retards have their heads shoved up their bottoms. TAKE THEM OUT. Listen to what the others have to say. You morons just start fighting, how many comments in this thread actually meant something? A few the rest were just retarded. What the hell is wrong with you all?