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Old 17th April 2012, 15:33   #376
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i10 has an "artificial" feel to it. It's like the system has been programmed to offer certain resistance to the twirl of the steering wheel.
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When you turn it quickly, it goes dead (dis-connected feeling) for a split-second and then offers that artificial rubbery resistance.
And for a curvy road, that split-second matters a lot.
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Old 17th April 2012, 15:33   #377
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I've driven a 1998 Gypsy to my heart's content and for me nothing comes close to its direct feel. And as the mechanic used to say " iska steering to kamaal hai, isse light steering kisi ka nahi hai"
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Old 17th April 2012, 16:29   #378
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i10 has an "artificial" feel to it. It's like the system has been programmed to offer certain resistance to the twirl of the steering wheel.
Most of the electrical power steering I have experienced have a feel that they move/rotate along fixed intervals (and not infinitely continuous) and they kind of snap to these positions with the driver's input.
I hated the feel of the previous generation Honda city (GXi, ZXi etc) steering which used to have some initial Resistance when you try to move it but when it does move, you feel there is an invisible hand which has taken over. This means, even though the steering is very light, you feel that you don't have the fine control over it.
This aspect is vastly improved in the current city but it is still there to a lesser degree.
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This pic is proof about Eon's handling- http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ml#post2636426
Pardon my ignorance, but what is the science behind this accident and Eon's handling? From what I understood, the car went off the curve at a speed, which it was not able to tackle and this limit is applicable to any car. The speed at which any particular car loses it's traction may be different. Also depends on the driver behind the wheel.

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Swift has a better steering compared to the Ford or other cars in its segment when it comes to long drives.
After driving both the earlier version of the Swift and the Figo, could not agree here. The Swift lacks the continuous feel of the Figo's HPS steering due to it's EPS. Feedback is good, but lacks the feel of the HPS steering.
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Old 17th April 2012, 17:17   #380
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Nomination from my side is -- > Lancia Musa

It has a tall boy stance , but still at high speeds the feedback from the steering is confidence inspiring.

FIAT cars ( even FIAT Panda ) here in Italy have a CITY/HIGHWAY mode button, which you can use to switch the mode , so that the feedback from the steering and the steering feel suits the kind of road that you are driving on.
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Old 17th April 2012, 17:56   #381
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BEST: (Away from Bharat!)
Honda NSX (1st gen, 1990 model)
Mazda MX-5 (1st gen,UK spec, 1990 model)

VERY GOOD:(Bharat!)
Ford IKON 1.6 (original)
Ford Fusion 1.6 Petrol
Ford Fiesta 1.6 S
FIAT PALIO 1.6 (original) & Siena Weekend
Skoda Yeti 4x4
FIAT LINEA T-Jet
FIAT PUNTO

QUITE GOOD: (Bharat)
Old Swift
New Swift
Renault Fluence Petrol
Skoda Rapid
Maruti 800

OHMYGAWD-IS-THIS-A-STEERING-OR-A-RUBBER-BUNG-ATTACHED-TO-A-PENCIL
Ambassador - all variants
HM RTV - (i ran away after driving it for 5 kms)
Tata Sumo - non assisted
Maruti Omni
Mahindra Armada
Hyundai Eon
Hyundai Santro ZipDrive - (couldn't make out whether it actually had PS although the logo on the back proudly proclaimed the existence of the same!)
Tata Venture
Honda City (the droop nosed one) - it was like manning a playstation
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From all the cars I have driven

Worst :
Ambassador Mk4
MM 550
Scorpio! (too much feedback and judder)
omnI
EEKO
Santro (PS model)
Bolero
Indica V2
Estilo/WagonR
SX4
Verna (Both old/new)

Good:
My Vista (HPS, not over assisted)
NANO (Amazing unexpectedly)
Old Swift, New Swift feels a bit over assisted. low on Feedback but still great
Fiesta (Old/New)
Figo
Innova
Aveo
Optra
Spark (and the old Matiz).

Excellent
Octi VRS (Point and Shoot)
Jetta.
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I like the Skoda Rapid's steering too, very much. Just like the old octy and indeed most Skoda's/ European cars, it has a 'point and shoot' feel to it.
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The steering feedback for the Toyota Etios Liva is above average/good. The steering is light at parking speeds and weigh up decently as the speed increases.

Though this is way better than the crappy EPS in Hyundai, still has a long way to go with respect to Steering back of the Fiat and Ford/VW
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Amongst the ones I have driven, the best and worst would be as follows:

BEST:
Ford IKON (An amazing overall car)
A-Star (A great handler at speeds <120kmph)
Ford Fiesta (though I sometimes feel that the steering is heavy)

Worst:
EON (It seems to be a general opinion)
Wagon-R (The steering feels quite vague)
I10 (Better than the two above, but feedback not good)
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Old 18th April 2012, 18:58   #386
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From the cars I have driven, I would rank in following order:

1. Punto
2. Corsa
3. Spark
4. Tucson
5. Manza
6. i20
7. Alto & M800
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Best: The cars i own, Ford Ikon and Tata Nano (surprise, surprise) have great handling. While driving, Nano feels like a small toy car

Worst: Eon, i20 (older model).

If you are used to driving a big car, Nano will be a Toy.
You have ford ikon to drive, while i had padmini.

Peppy, Zippy and easy to use, wish it had discs all around
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Old 25th June 2012, 17:05   #388
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BEST

Grande Punto
Ford Ikon
Tata Nano

Worst

Zen estilo
Wagon R
Thanks for reading my replies, I have a question, Fellow Punter's claim the Punto/Linea steering to be solid in high speed, what they mean here exactly? Because last Saturday i took my MJD GP to 120kph in a open stretch and felt the steering, i will not say was vague like a Alto K10, but it was neither rock steady, there was a bit of free play (can shake the steering - not steady) when doing 120kph but not so free, but it did not feel exactly the way it feels while the handling the steering while taking the car from rest.

Is it what is meant to be, and is this what people call stable at high speed or is it something wrong in my vehicle's steering system. pl reply asap.
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Old 25th June 2012, 19:55   #389
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Check your Tyre pressure..the steering is well weighted at 120 .. 140..kph..
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Old 25th June 2012, 20:02   #390
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I tried out quiet a few cars before I bought my Linea TJET.
I love the feel that the chunky steering of Linea brings with it. Absolute fun to drive this one.
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