just fine, thank you
Join Date: May 2007
Pressing the "traction control" button shortly, switches off ASR. This enables you to spin the tyres when taking of, which (as has been said) can be useful when using chains in the snow. Apart from that it's pretty pointless for sane people, but also isn't dangerous - only for you paintwork (from thrown up stones).
Pressing the button longer, switches off ASR and VDC (also known as ESP), which really is a safety feature and should normally be left alone.
Unfortunately I seem to be the only one (Bera) who's VDC is hypersensitive (dealer said that might be, because it's a Selespeed, which I have difficulty to believe), which means that when I accelerate hard out of tight corners it interferes and makes the car actually feel cumbersome and UNstable. When I switch VDC off the handling is absolutely fine.
But as said, if you have no problems, leave it switched on.