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Old 9th April 2010, 16:05   #196
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I like the Ford Ikon's and the view from its RVM,
Currently, I drive a Zen, but honestly the steering feel isn't too appealing, I am planning to get a decent replica steering wheel.
You mean a steering wheel for Zen which looks like Ikon's steering wheel?
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Old 9th April 2010, 16:39   #197
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in my experience:

Bad: estilo, i10, wagon-r
good: punto

Btw, how do you guys rate the steering of premier padmini/FIAT ? :-)
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Old 9th April 2010, 17:17   #198
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1100D: What do you say about the Steering feedback of Our Favorite Fiat 1100?
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Fiat 1100D, if maintained properly offers excellent feedback. It was kind of the best of its time, moreover, there weren't many RWD cars that came after it. One of the reasons why Rally/Racers preferred it.

Very much dependent on the way the suspension components held up over time. Its very much sensitive to caster, camber and toe-in settings, also the condition of the steering box, rear leaves. But when they were new, all of them, were the best. Including the Standard heralds.

On cross ply tyres the car offered brilliant tail-out fun, it also told how by how much to correct the steering while oversteering. However, on my recent Goodyears, the car sticks to its line on tarmac. Dont have the heart to take it on Dirt.

Again feedback is completely different from limits of adhesion, so even if it sticks to its line, it offers enough feedback to say, when we will be loosing it.

Havn't tried a left-right swipe on this old car since long so wouldn't be able to say if it still can loose its tail and regain back as it used to on Ceat Safety Drives.
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in my experience:

Btw, how do you guys rate the steering of premier padmini/FIAT ? :-)
Your question was already asked by me.

Read the quote above from 1100D.
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Old 9th April 2010, 17:20   #199
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I have driven mostly the HB. I find my Current UVA (base model) as pretty good on steering even at 120- 140 speed. (which incidentally is HPS).

Santro, 800 and Indica haven't been a good experience on steering while driving.
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Thanks a lot arun1100 and 1100D

The steering in our premier padmini is butter smooth. Even in city speeds, i felt it to be ultra smooth, to say, way lighter and smoother than the maruti 800. :-D
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You mean a steering wheel for Zen which looks like Ikon's steering wheel?
No Arun, they are 2 different statements:
1. I like ikon's steering wheel,
2. I am planning to get a replica steering wheel, may be a momo copy.
are you selling off ikon's steering wheel ?
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No Arun, they are 2 different statements:
1. I like ikon's steering wheel,
2. I am planning to get a replica steering wheel, may be a momo copy.
are you selling off ikon's steering wheel ?
I don't own a Ikon buddy!

From your posts I feel you are confused to what is being discussed here. As you are talking about steering wheels, I think you are referring to steering wheel's feel and not steering's Feel!

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For the size of the vehicle and tyres :-), I believe Scorpio's steering is good. Its not too lite either. But you need broader Palm to hold it.
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Old 9th April 2010, 20:34   #204
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Where does Getz's HPS stand?

I have not driven other cars that much to judge. But I find Getz's HPS to be very precise, at high speeds and while navigating through city traffic.

Curious to know the comparison.
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My take on this...

Best : Opel Corsa 1.6 (The Best), Ford Ikon 1.6 CLXi, Fiat Palio 1.6 GTX & Punto 1.2 Active

Worst : Wagon R, Santro
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Old 11th April 2010, 13:10   #206
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My best: FIAT GP EP

My Worst: My X CJ3B hybrid
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Old 11th April 2010, 18:19   #207
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I think you are referring to steering wheel's feel and not steering's Feel!
I do like Ikon steering feel, drive and the steering wheel too..
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Old 11th April 2010, 19:37   #208
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Worst : Wagon R, Estilo
Better : SX4, Premier Padmini, Indica, Indigo
Best : Fiesta, Swift, Scorpio, Laura, Superb, Octavia
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Old 11th April 2010, 19:42   #209
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Hey guys,

Here are my picks:

Best : Ford Mondeo , 3 series( Weighs up really well)
Worst : i20 (lifeless)


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Old 16th April 2010, 22:01   #210
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My nominees based on the cars I have driven are as follows.

Best: Audi A4, BMW 3-series
Very good: Lexus IS300, Acura 3.2TL, Fiat Palio, Ford Ikon, Grande Punto
Average: Various Chevrolets, Toyota Camry, Corolla, Esteem, SX4
Worst: Alto, Indica, Santro, a very old Civic (just a bad specimen)

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