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Old 7th December 2010, 10:32   #301
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Would someone laugh if i say i love the steering & gearbox feel of santro & accent??!!
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Santro's steering is alright.

I do drive the accent when I am in Kerala and must say that when the first time I test drove in 2003, felt - what the heck - is this the stuff the new cars are made of? Was scared to rip it on highways since the steering was too light (was driving a M800 in Bangalore then). Got used to it eventually however the steering feedback of the Esteem (2001 VX) is far better.

Gearbox - Haven't driven anything till date that has the butter smooth (long throws) shift of the Accent (save the reverse gear). May be because I haven't driven anything from the new generation (except SX4 and Dezire)
The gearbox of Accent is truly knife through butter. Steering is totally a different matter though.

Having driven both Accent and Santro as regular rides, my experience is that the Accent steering is more weightier than Santro, hence better.

Unfortunately, both of them do-not relay back lot of information to the driver. For steering feedback alone, my preference would be the M800!
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This is for the newer i20 owners out there. There's some talk going around that the i20's steering now weighs up nicely once you go above 60-70 kmph. Is that true? If that is the case, would the steering not be a deal breaker if one is looking at i20 as a highway car (for safety).
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Wagon R was a scary one to drive.When I onwed one,I would never have the confidence to drive beyond 80kmph.The steering gives an impression that it cannot control the car.

Swift has a nice feel to it.Makes for good driving on highways as well as in the city traffic
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Old 9th February 2011, 16:02   #304
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Best Steering Feel:
1) Skoda Superb
2) ANHC
3) Linea

Worst:

1) Alto
2) Wagon R

This does not include Non Power Steering cars driven since it would have then become a pointless exercise. However, just for the fun of it, I drove a non power steering Esteem many years ago - and damn it was fun to drive!
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I love the steering feel of my punto. Damn, it so much better than the i20 & my scorpio.
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Old 9th February 2011, 18:48   #306
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I graduated straight from a non power steering zen to an ANHC, at least some of you can understand what I must have gone through
Even though the steering feel is good, but I there's absolutely no feedback whatsoever, at least none that I can figure out. During parking I have to look at the position of my steering to figure out where the car is headed
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Test drove the Skoda Laura 2.0 CRdi DSG recently an it has a wonderful steering, well-weighted and providing perfect feedback.

My Swift is slightly vague especially at high speeds.
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Test drove the Skoda Laura 2.0 CRdi DSG recently an it has a wonderful steering, well-weighted and providing perfect feedback.

My Swift is slightly vague especially at high speeds.
In complete agreement with both parts of the comment. Skoda in general does a good job on the feel of their steering. The Swift was great upto about 100 KMH and then got a little vague - I guess they do not want us driving at those speeds.

Also quite enjoy the feel of Ford & Mitsubishi.
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Best: Ikon, Fiesta, vRS
Good: OHC, Cedia, Mondeo, Punto, Linea, Lancer, Laura, Palio
Above Average: Cruze, ANHC, Civic
Below Average: Corolla, Accent, Verna, i20, i10
Worse: WagonR, Santro
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Out of my personal experience,

Best
Skoda Laura
Ford Fiesta
OHC

Average
SX4
Swift
Toyota Qualis

Worst
Hyundai Santro
Wagon R
Indica
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Ikon has a very good feel of Steering.

Somehow Verna was the scariest one I have driven.
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Below are few of my experiences

800:A properly maintained 800 has a really nice steering response.

Omni:Forget steering response this car gives each and every response.
Press the brakes and sometimes seats go forward.
Rev the engine and it reminds me of hips don`t lie song.
At turns tires going different way n body going different way.
In old omni all brakes were drum if they were not even then the car would be going all over the place

Alto: Ps is just ok,but non P.S. Alto in city traffic= Going to gym.

Wagon R: Non PS its hard, with PS what steering response.

Zen:PS is ok again, Non PS is gooood.

Gypsy:If your being chased by police in Gypsy just take a U turn as theres no way they can maneuver a U turn in a single attempt.

Ford Icon:It`s steering licking good.

Swift is OK

Octavia:Rugged man just rugged.Just like a 1970 movie with cheezi cow boy theme in back.

Honda(all cars): I dont know what they are fitting in these cars they are just like silk none has a steering response(CRV has some) but all are a pleasure to drive in city ok on highways and you would walk out of them saying I m loving it.

Hyundai:I never liked Hyundai`s Steering ever.

Ambassador: Some how you get a feeling of driving an OX in field.

Best of the Best: TATA 407 just try it. (with no load in back)
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+800 and zen without PS
+Sierra and Sumo with PS
+Old toyota corolla with PS
+Opel Corsa with PS

-Hyundai (toy on wheels)
-Alto PS
-Indica
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Hi
For me the Swift has a good enough response-petrol and the Diesel one is Yummy in feel and response
Wagon R the PS version was extremely good at high speeds too (EPS)
Santro has a very sharp abrupt reponse and sometimes acts quirky.
Ford was good (an IKon-Flair)
Best in class is the Swift Diesel, Fiat,
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The steering of the FIGO is good however i thouoght it is a bit tight. Can anyone comment on this please?

Would the streeing of the IKON and the FIGO be so different consideting they both come from ford!
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