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Old 13th August 2010, 19:24   #271
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I guess its my time to apologise.
I take back my words.
I guess I wanted to highlight the WagonR, Estillo, Omnis. Inadvertantly, I included much better rides in my worst list.

P.S: My second ride is a Zen and I absolutely love it

However, all said,(and no offence meant to anyone), the worst steering I have felt is that of the i20. It felt like an arcade game. I would not want to do it on the street for sure. All throughout my TD, it kept me guessing.

Hey, no offense taken mate.
And how did I forgot adding ZEN to that list when I was replying to your post!!?? Zen is no doubt a fun to drive car. I had my first driving lessons in a Zen.

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Old 14th August 2010, 14:45   #272
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Fiat palio, linea , punto, fabia have a good feedback, i10,i20 indica, manza more or less no feed back, the worst i felt was i20.
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Worst- wagon r and Alto
Best- Indica, indigo, palio, punto
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Fiat palio, linea , punto, fabia have a good feedback, i10,i20 indica, manza more or less no feed back, the worst i felt was i20.
Heh! Heh! Heh! one of you is clearly over the top! No problems, we're all a bunch of amateurs after all.
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Old 16th August 2010, 13:33   #274
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almost everyone is of the opinion that i20 has the worst steering feeling. Is it really that bad?? If so then the i20 CRDI must be a scary car to drive!!
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Old 16th August 2010, 13:51   #275
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almost everyone is of the opinion that i20 has the worst steering feeling. Is it really that bad?? If so then the i20 CRDI must be a scary car to drive!!
Yes it is above 120 or so..

The steering is ultra light in city and is a boon for the fairer sex. But having said that, it is a scary car to be in at decent high speeds..!
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almost everyone is of the opinion that i20 has the worst steering feeling. Is it really that bad?? If so then the i20 CRDI must be a scary car to drive!!
I for one didn't find i20's steering that bad. It was light, but I preferred it to say, Swift or Ritz which would be soft till you turn it to a certain extent, then some resistance, and then after you overcome that resistance they are soft again. To me, that's horrible for lane-changing. Not at all intuitive to use. I definitely preferred i20's steering compared to these.
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Best steering feedback : Linea
Livable steering feedback : Spark
Avoid-unless-necessary feedback : Alto . i20
Steering feedback what's that? : Omni
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Am really not sure what "steering feedback" means . But from a pure driving perspective, I like the feel of the Innova steering the best. My BIL has one and I always marvel at how smooth and responsive it is for the sheer size of the car.

Between my current Swift and previous Hyundai Accent, I favour the Accents' steering more. But the Swift handles much better than the Accent, so overall I'd vote for my current steed!

The worst steering I've ever experienced is my Dad's 1993 Premier Padmini (ironically we had an '86 Padmini before that which was much better). I am not a big fan of the M800/Alto either. The old Zen used to be pretty nice, though!

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my father is down sizing from NHC Zx and wants the same light steering and effortless driving in his small car, budget is 5.5 lacs please suggest which one to go?

figo
punto
beat
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wagon R
vista refresh

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i10 : has the lightest steering in my opinion - but it may be because it is under-tyred - for better FE? (again my opinion).


WagonR : vague - almost indecisive - steering feel.


Vista : placement of steering itself is somewhat odd (to my liking) and takes a while getting used to. But, it is better connected to the road than the above two.

Yet to drive the other three cars short listed by you.

BTW, any reason why the RITZ is missing from the list? That appears to be current favourite from the Maruti stable....
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Out of what you listed, if ease of use is your main critera then none can match the i10 here.
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i10 gets the super light steering due to the super skinny tires.
Upsize and it behaves like any other car.
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Old 9th October 2010, 23:04   #283
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You should consider i20 too, lightest steering reported so far. Magna must fit into your budget.
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Old 10th October 2010, 23:50   #285
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Hi Members,
Though I observed that most of the comments were specific to petrol versions, I would like to know how Diesel version of the same car behaves. As the engines are heavy as compared to petrol I am sure the dynamics would change for same chassis and steering feedback would be different. Take for example Swift VDI and Swift ZXi or I20 petrol vs I20 CRDI. Pour your comments bhpians.
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