The handbrake on my Saturn is too new also. I once saw a diagram that showed how to disable them but I can't seem to find it now. I remember that it was fairly simple and basiclly involved a jumper wire where a relay goes. Has anyone else heard of this?
Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall, torque is how much of the wall you take with you.
DRLs are mandatory in Canada for safety reasons. Toyotas don't have them in the US but Hondas do because Honda is too smart to make different cars for the US/Canada. Anyway, you get money off on your insurance if you have DRLs.
My dad saved so much money on his insurance by switiching from an old car to a new accord. He lowered his insurance payments by $20 a month. The new accord has 8 air bags, ABS, lo jack, alarm and probably other stuff.
I don't know if he has DRL, but he's still saving a bundle.
There's an insurance company here that offers discounts based on your ODB2 output. They send you a module to plug in, and you use your home computer to upload the data to them every so often. If you drive less, slow, and mostly during the day, you can get a massive discount.
I'd probably be using it if it weren't for the fact I need my port for the SG.