Vipre, I don't think anyone is trying to argue that driving with DSC off is safer all the time. The system as designed can be useful and improve safety. But what you are failing to understand is the shortcoming of this system in winter conditions. I will give you just one example that I experience quite often. By the park I drive my dogs to, there is a 90 degree sweeping banked left hand turn. When it snows, this road gets pretty nasty as it is in the country in a not highly trafficked area. When you enter this turn and the car starts to slide (in the direction of the banking), you could EASILY power out and maintain a straight line through the turn. However, the DSC system in this car simply does not allow this to happen. It will cut enough power that you will continue down the embankment. The only way to recover in the cx-3 is to slow down even more, but in slippery/icy situations this response is not always optimal. The safety nannies serve a purpose, but I should be allowed to turn them off.