Lads, following on from my first thread (Looking to change from petrol to diesel), I`ve done the deed, and bought a Mk 4 1.7 dti LS (AC) estate, on a 54 plate.
I thought this model/year car had ABS as standard, but the garage, from where I bought the car, said this car didn`t have it.
On the test drive, I thought the brakes felt a little "dead", compared to the brakes on my previous Astra estate, but thought this may be down to the fact that I had Mintex discs and pads on my other car.
The mechanic said it also may be due to the car being stood for a while.
Today, however, I noticed when I switched the ignition on that there is an ABS warning light, that goes out after a couple of seconds.
Dumb question, I know, but, does this mean the car has ABS?
If I whip the wheels off, is there a way of identifying whether or not the car has ABS?
Also, when I picked the car up, I tried (as best as possible in the prevailing stop start traffic) some heavy braking, and thought the rear brakes locked on one occasion.
Reading the manual for the car, under ABS system, it says a fault with the ABS may cause the rear wheels to lock.
I haven`t really had time to give the car a good run and test the brakes fully since, and I`ve never previously owned a car with ABS, so any feedback or experiences would be greatly appreciated.