Anybody else hate power steering?

05-02-2005, 07:54 AM
My sister bought a 94 Eagle Talon, and I was driving it the other day. I was doing somewhere along 65-70 mph with it, and I was coming up on this car, and there was room to pass, so I went for it. Well, I move the steering wheel a little bit (at this point I'm used to the manual steering of my Honda CRX), and almost nothing happens. Then almost like a second later the car goes in the oncoming lane, almost as if it was a delayed reaction. Was that caused by power steering? I haven't really noticed that in any other car, at least not to this extent. If that's caused by power steering, then I'm going to take it out of every car I own in the future. Other than parking lots, what are the bad things about manual steering?

05-02-2005, 08:34 AM
uhh i love power steering. No problems at all with it.

05-02-2005, 09:02 AM
powersteering is my friend

05-02-2005, 09:47 AM
Okay, well lemme lay down for you why I like power steering; we currently own a 1972 volvo p1800, which is a tiny little sports car with an auto tranny, and a small 4 cyl engine. Everytime I have to drive the damn thing it's the biggest pain in the ass ever, in fact, sometimes it's soo damn hard to turn the POS that I need my passenger to help me steer the car. It's terrible trying to fit it in the garage, and what if I need to make a quick manuever ? Than I'm F***ed b/c I can't turn the damn car as fast, I dunno bout you but I like my power steering just the way it is.

05-02-2005, 10:13 AM
Manual steering is not really a problem on a 2000 pound car I guess. It's a little hard in a parking lot, but I can still manage.

05-02-2005, 10:27 AM
whatever that delayed reaction was I can assure you it was not powersteering. it sounds more like really bad tie rod ends. that will get you killed fast! I've owned a few of those 94 Talon/Eclipse/Laser. they had great steering.
oh and manual steering SUCKS! j/k ...... no but really I have a leak in the Starion and it losses powersteering, sucks big time!

05-02-2005, 11:59 AM
I hate ABS, power steering is great in parking lots, at high speeds who needs it but when the wheels aren't realy turning fast it help out a lot.

05-02-2005, 01:35 PM
manual steering owns!

be a man and use some muscle to turn the wheel!

05-02-2005, 02:46 PM
Torque steer > manual steering. If i had manual steering in the skittle i would probably be dead by now.

05-02-2005, 02:54 PM
As long as my power steering is heavy, I'm happy.
My ex-gf's Comet had PS I think, but no power brakes ... now THAT was freaky!

I had a friend who was in a drive-thru once when the PS on her Astro van went kaput, she couldn't make the tight 90-degree turn to get to the window :D

05-02-2005, 02:55 PM
manual steering owns!

be a man and use some muscle to turn the wheel!

you apparently have never driven a GN LOL

3,500 lbs of pure pig

05-02-2005, 03:19 PM
1. I hate power steering which is why I removed it from Hyde.

2. I agree that htere may be something dangersouly wrong with your sister's car.

3. There is a good chance that if her car has P/S that it is not on at those speeds. A lot of modern cars only use P/S at lower speeds.

05-02-2005, 03:21 PM
i hate manual steering, my dad had a 78 ford F-100, and everything on that truck was manual, manual brakes, manual steering, no radio, but that manual steering was a bitch, my arms were sore everytime i drove it, its like working out, i broke a sweat driving that

Gohan Ryu
05-02-2005, 04:03 PM
Yeah I get that feeling whenever I drive any car other than my CRX - it's mostly because the steering response on my CRX is excellent. Whenever I drive someone elses car I ask them what's wrong with their steering and they say "nothings wrong with my steering that's just the way it always feels..."

I don't think it has anything to do with power or manual steering - Honda is well known for excellent handling and steering response.

Also - wider, lower profile tires make your car more responsive.

05-02-2005, 04:14 PM
makes it harder to turn, but who cares, one less thing in the engine bay.

05-02-2005, 05:01 PM
one thing about PS is you can have a small steering wheel... ever see those huse friggin steering wheels in trucks without PS?

05-02-2005, 10:50 PM
Try any of these 2 scenarios then rave about manual steering:

1. 3200lb car wit 255's up front in a parking lot

2. F-150 wit 33x12.50 in a parking lot.

05-02-2005, 11:04 PM
I just realized that thanks to power steering my rear wheels turn too :icon16:. AWS feels wicked wierd the first time you go through a turn real fast, like your loosing traction in the back when you know your not.

05-02-2005, 11:15 PM
I drove a 71 dodge swinger..bench seat..manual on the column..manual power brakes..drums..oh was hell. but, in a 4 speed '76 BMW 2002 no power steering/no power brakes was fine.

05-02-2005, 11:25 PM
Well I prefer power steering for a daily driver, but manual steering is the only way to go for a drag car. Thats just one less power robbing accessory.

05-02-2005, 11:31 PM
Try any of these 2 scenarios then rave about manual steering:

1. 3200lb car wit 255's up front in a parking lot

2. F-150 wit 33x12.50 in a parking lot.

dude i have a 2600 lb car, dont affect me none!

05-03-2005, 12:38 AM
dude i have a 2600 lb car, dont affect me none!

A Rotary weighs nothing!!! I have put them in a RX-7 wit just a bar/cargo strap and another guy. I dare you to try that wit a SBF.

So you have way less weight directly above ya front wheels and how wide are ya front tires?

05-03-2005, 11:12 AM
oh theyre bitch tires. i know its gonna get worse when i step up. stock rim is like 14x5 (or 5.5) i think.

i just dont like power steering anymore because it makes me feel disconnected from the road.

Officer Redneck
05-04-2005, 02:31 AM
I love power steering. In my first two vehicles (1954 GMC, 1966Chevy) neither had power brakes or steering. There is a reason the steering wheels in "arm-strong" steering vehicles are like 20 inches across.

05-09-2005, 11:20 PM
i love manual steering. just use some muscle big whoop

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