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Old 26th June 2012, 18:48   #406
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The tyre pressure was checked when the tyre's were cool and set it to 33 on all four wheels just before the drive.
Haven't noticed any vague feedback at high speeds.

Not an expert here but I guess tyre pressure at 33, which will further rise on high speed drive, could be the culprit.

I understand, it should be in the range of 29-32.
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The tyre pressure was checked when the tyre's were cool and set it to 33 on all four wheels just before the drive. @ 120kph , there was a bit of a free play (like i can shake it a bit to left and right) of the steering, it was not how the steering feel used to be like, when reversing the car or making a U Turn.


Should the steering @120kph, feel that way? kindly confirm
The correct tire pressure when cold for 195/65 R15 is 32 psi for fiat Grande punto..

Higher pressure will result in steering play as contact patch decreases..
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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?
i have driven Ikon for a fair distance and high speeds, but not the punto.
i could only manage 80kph when i drove Punto, hence i would be the wrong person to comment.

Why not drive a fellow bhpians/showroom test drive punto and get the feel.

But vague steering feel at speeds of 120kph in punto is unheard of.

I have a relative who never exceeded 80kph in his Santro, ever since he bought a Punto he has been regularly driving in region of 120-130kph, he is 58 years old.
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But vague steering feel at speeds of 120kph in punto is unheard of.
Does the road really matter as well, becasue i do drive & test frequently in one particular road where i commute everyday on my way back from office where i touch 90kph and feel alright about the steering.

The 120kph speed run was a NH road with some up and downs and a new stretch, i could feel the undulations of the road felt in steering, i may be wrong here, where as the regular commute i take from office everyday i dont feel the same, should the road surface be the culprit here?
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Old 28th June 2012, 11:00   #410
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I had a fiesta, but back then I had very little know how of a good steering unit like aam indian driver. Now i can realise how good the unit was comparing it to the ones on which i have put my hands recently.

Also MOMO steering wheels used in gaming is pretty good too.

i10 has been worst for me till now.
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Hi All Below is my feerback on the cars i have driven
Good: Fiat palio, Alto K10, XUV 500
Fair: Skoda Rapid, Toyota Camery
Bad: Vw Vento, Tata Indica, NHC
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Best: Punto, Fiesta, Lancer, even figo to an extent

Worst: all box type cars - WAgonR etc., Dzire

Swift is still fine, but Dzire is pathetic
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Steering feel and feedback along with bottom end torque were the key elements in my latest car.
My rankings from top to bottom based on any car i have driven over 10 km, have hit atleast a ton on the speedo with a few good corners atleast.

Top 5
1. Linea Tjet+
2. Fiesta Classic
3. Ford Figo
4. Suzuki Baleno
5. Fiat Punto

The Middle rankers
Old Swift,New Swift,Old Zen,SX4, Beat

The bad ones
Ritz, Micra, i20, Estilo, Jazz

The worst
i10 - No contest.
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I have driven very few cars till now,here is my list
Best:
My Chevrolet optra
Ford fiesta

Joysick like feel:
Honda city
Hyundai i10

Above Average:
Suzuki swift
Polo(very light initially but suspension setup makes up for it)
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Fiat Palio has an awesome steering feel. It behaves exactly as I want it to. I own a SX4 too and I must confess the steering feel of that is pathetic. It is a struggle for me to drive that car. May be the fiat has spoilt me.

Among other cars that I have driven, Innova and Indica Vista had good steering feels. The feel with Santro and Swift is very ordinary. I drove a Fiesta (Classic) for about 100 odd kms once and found it's handling to be very pleasing.
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Of all the vehicles I drove. I nominate Fiat Punto, Ford Fiesta and Ford Ikon for the cars with the best Steering feel and feedback.
All these cars performed with the best steering precision and absolute absence of steering vagueness at speeds unto 120km/hr.

For the worst feel and feedback I nominate Hyundai I10, Hyundai Accent, Swift Dzire, TATA Indigo. These cars gave me either very low or absolutely no steering feedback after speeds of 90-100km/hr.
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Have driven so many cars, when comes steering feedback, My vote goes for Fords (Figo, Fiesta, Ikon) nothing mathches it.

For Vague feel, i would say Hyundai's EPS, compare to it Maruti's are way better.

When i drove A4, to my surprise i felt the steering is veryy dull, weighs up well but definetly not sharper.
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M800 best
No car has been able to give the go kart feel that 800 gives.
Worst Safari
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Old 23rd March 2015, 17:14   #419
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Reviving an old thread. My nominees as per the vehicles I've driven:
Best: Fiat Punto, Linea, Ford Figo - Pure Driving Nirvana.
Average/ Neutral: Swift, Etios Liva, Innova, Chevy Beat, Polo & Vento.
Worst: Hyundai i10, Grand i10, Previous gen i20, Bolero & the previous gen Scorpio.
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The Bolero truly is ridiculous
+1. Bolero would either go left or right but won't go straight. It is a full time job to keep the vague steering straight which needs constant adjustments. Try to take your eyes off for a moment (I mean it) and you would realize how close you came to hitting that divider
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