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Old 29th March 2010, 16:33   #16
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Most European cars, especially with HPS would give the best possible steering feedback you can experience. I can vouch for the Fabia here.
Try it.

Far too many cars on the other side of the story. Havent really liked anything from the Maruti / Hyundai / Tata and to a certain extent even the Honda and Toyota stable, esp the ones with EPS.
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Old 29th March 2010, 16:39   #17
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Best: Fiesta, Ikon, Palio, Linea, Punto

Worst: i10, City (Most gens), SX4

@ deetjohn, don't worry dude! The HPS is coming your way soon
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Old 29th March 2010, 16:40   #18
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The Fiesta tops followed by the old Zen without a P.S.
The bottom has to be a toss up between the Santro, Accent and the Safari.
All equally vague
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Old 29th March 2010, 16:44   #19
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The EPS units tend to give less feedback than hydraulic/unassisted steering. Among the cars that I have driven, I like the Fiesta's steering most.
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Old 29th March 2010, 16:46   #20
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Best:Old Zen with direct steering though painful for the muscles at lower speeds.
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Old 29th March 2010, 17:00   #21
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I used to drive an old BMW in the Middle East....the E36. But i swear the best steering was that of an even older E30 BMW.This felt so tactile, it was like steering a wheel fitted with well oiled ball bearings, so smooth (It felt so tactile as well as heavy. I know i am contradicting myself, but that is how it was !)

But moving on, where are all the BMW mestros, what about the new Bangled and post Bangled BMW owners in India ?.........your comments, do these new BMWs steer as well as the E30 ?

BTW is it possible to adjust the HPS so that you get a more tactile steering ? Can this be a DIY job ? I find my Skoda to have quite a heavy steering at low speeds despite the 195/65 R15 stock tyres

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Old 29th March 2010, 17:05   #22
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Among the cars I have driven
Best : All Fiats (Linea/Punto/Palio) and Fords (Ikon/Fiesta/Figo)
Worst: Wagon R, I-10, Santro, Getz, Estilio
You sure about Getz mate? It has a hydraulic power steering; and my car's steering (after 5 years and 1 lakh KMs) is still very precise. In fact I like it better than most of B and C segment cars.

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Old 29th March 2010, 17:14   #23
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Best: Forester, Fusion (expect for the torque-steer in Fusion) and Matiz (non powered steering of Matiz was the most communicative)
Average: ANHC, i10
Bad: NHC
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Old 29th March 2010, 21:31   #24
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There is no straight forward answer to this question, that A is worst and B is best.

It all depends on the kind of driving and traffic conditions.
For city speeds, bumper to bumper traffic and tight parking slots, i would prefer the EPS of a WagonR over say a Punto.
But for highway driving and spirited runs, i would much rather have a heavier steering with better feedback - like the Polo or Punto.
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Old 29th March 2010, 22:37   #25
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Best - Palio , G punto and Fiesta

Worst - i10 , i20 and Wagon R
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Old 29th March 2010, 23:28   #26
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Good logic DCEite. Some cars have assisted Electro-hydraulic steering systems that are light in city at low speeds, and are heavy at higher speeds. Audis use this system apparently.

I am surprised by lots of i10 nominations. I have driven it for a few kms, and it wasn't that bad - somewhat average is what I would say.
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Old 30th March 2010, 00:36   #27
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I've driven a Ford Ikon extensively, and believe it has a far better steering feel than the Fiesta. I would rate the Civic slightly below the Fiesta, and the Swift as OK. Hyundai seems together this wrong on all their cars, but it's hard to find worse than the numb and vague steering of a Tata Indica.
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Old 30th March 2010, 08:35   #28
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Ikon, Fiesta, Punto and Linea. These are four cars I have driven and my ranking in the same order too. I also feel, Ikon by far has the best seating and steering position. The moment you seat yourself and grab the steering wheel, you know you are in a true drivers car.
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Drove Jazz few days back and steering was no better than a A-star in feel. It was way too light and felt very scary in high speeds.
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In my opinion and from my driving experience so far, I would rate as below.

Best: Fiesta, Palio, Linea and Punto

Bad/Poor feedback: Santro, i20, Alto
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