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Old 21st April 2010, 14:31   #211
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BEST--- 3-series, Ikon, Fiesta S, Linea, A-star ZXi, Swift ZXi, VW Jetta, Baleno VXi, SX4 Zxi, Lancer
Average--- Esteem, Zen, Civic, Alto...etc.
Worst-- i20, NHC, Estilo , Santro, Last gen Accord, many TATA cars



P.S. WagonR's suspension is more sorted than both Santro/estilo. Its not a handler but among the last gen tallboys its quite good.

Also---BORDERING DANGEROUS---- First Gen Scorpios, Verna

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Old 23rd April 2010, 11:16   #212
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Hi All,

Hello, I'm a newbie here, my intro is posted in the "Introductions" section. This is a topic that's close to my heart, so here's my 2 cents:

The cars I've owned and my rating of their steering:

M800 - 1994 - Good (non PS, so that explains it)
Esteem 1996 - unexpectedly good for a light steering PS
Accent 2002 - Very light, heavily assisted, virtually no feedback. (I sold this otherwise fine car mainly because of this. This car is designed for comfort, nothing wrong with it).
Ford Ikon ZXI 1.6 Nxt - 2004 - Drool, slurp, drool! Feedback via suspension and steering is outstanding. The road surface is perfectly relayed back to the driver. Steering accuracy - Brilliant, incredible. This is a car you can actually drive "to an inch". You can take this baby to within a few inches of a median at over 140 kph without a worry and that's no exaggeration. A poor man's Beemer, I dare say (never having driven a Beemer).
Obviously I'm a huge Ikon fan, but my rating is genuine and unbiased, I promise you!
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Old 3rd May 2010, 00:15   #213
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Well among the limited cars which I have personally driven

Best
Palio, Ikon

Worst
Santro, I20
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Old 11th May 2010, 23:42   #214
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Wonder if it is just my subjective feeling: I find that Swift and Ritz have among the worst steering feel & feedback. Somehow I dont like the EPS.

Best I've driven so far: Figo and Punto.
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Old 12th May 2010, 11:01   #215
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From personal experience (in random order)

Good
Fiat (Palio/Punto/Linea)
Fiesta 1.6S (only if it were not a Ford)
Nissan 350Z (wee California and vegas!!!)
BMW 3 & 5 series sedan (german after all)
Good old Maruti 800 (best go karting experience one can have in India legally - was a hoot to drive, bad for back, our second and then third car no PS though)
Audi A6 sedan (2005 model I think in Boston) - Another german !!!

Average
Toyota Corolla
Swift (absolute hoot - great dynamics but steering feedback could be better)
SX4 (my daily ride - wish it could be better though)
Santro GLS (2007 model - decent at moderate speeds)
Maruti Alto (in comparision to 800 leagues behind)
Chevrolet Beat/Sprk (my dad's present car - very very good at city speeds)


Bad

Hyndaui Verna (pathetic to say the least and very very vague)
Wagon R (old - have not tried the new blue eyed boy yet)
Honda Accord
Nissan Altima/Senta (NJ roads and traffic - body roll and no feedback)
Hyundai Santa Fe (no feedback, along with poor handling - once scary ride in texas)
Maruti Omni/Versa (no point commenting)

PS: I have never, yes never driver a Mercedes so cannot comment....sigh
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Old 16th May 2010, 23:09   #216
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Best: Ford Ikon CLXi (manual!), Ford Fiesta, Ford Endeavour, Laura
Worst: Honda City VTEC, , Corolla Altis
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Best Ever Driven: BMW M5.

Worst Ever Driven: My Bolero.
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SX4 (my daily ride - wish it could be better though)
Have you felt the SX4 is slightly vague around the steering center position.
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Best steering feedback. Bolero.
It feels so (dis)connected, its almost spiritual.

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Have you felt the SX4 is slightly vague around the steering center position.
Its no fiesta S or linea. But its quite close to ANHC. Also, its far better than Vernas, Aveos, NHCs and Manza.


I won't rate it the best but its certainly very good for a Midsizer with that kind of height.


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Best so far : My ex opel corsa

Worst forever : My Bolero
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well what about the benchmark for feel and feed back

e90 3 series and the e60 5 series tops the list
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The best steering feedback I experienced so far: Mondeo
The Worst: Pretty much all Japanese and Korean cars and Toyota tops the list
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Its no fiesta S or linea. But its quite close to ANHC.
BTW feedback of ANHC steering considerably improves after upgrading to a wider tyre, especially the straight ahead psosition.
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Best steering feedback. Bolero.
It feels so (dis)connected, its almost spiritual.

ROFLMAO: I couldnt agree with you better ! Hope the MM team reads this and moves in the positive direction.
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