Newbie with a Question!
Hello Everybody in Cobaltland!
Just recently purchased my '08 Cobalt Sedan Sport 2 weeks ago and love it. i have tons of questions for customizing and performance, but today i have a more Serious matter. In regards to the Stabilitrac ESC and the trac-control, i drive over HWY 17 everyday for work and enjoy a spirited drive throught the mountains of Santa Cruz, and my Balt handles very nicely. But when i hit this certain corner the ESC and TC kick in and force me to slow down. Today i was doing 60 and it slowed me all the way down to 40 before disengaging. i highly doubt i had reached the physical limits of the car and was going out of control, the tires werent even squealing, or the front end pushing. in fact before i got my car i drove a '90 caddy deville over the hill at the same speeds or higher. today was a bit hairy because there was another driver behind me that had to swerve into the next lane to avoid hitting me. i tried everything from letting off the throttle to giving it WOT, to down shifting, nothing worked, i was dead in the water, all i could do was steer. is this the way the ESC and TC are supposed to work or should i take it to the dealer? is there a difference between the SS and Sport that can changed to allow more agressive driving before kicking in? in my eyes it is kinda unsafe. any feedback would be appreciated. thanks!