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Another Example Of Why I Will NEVER Drive Electric Power Steering..


RidingOnRailz
04-24-2016, 08:13 PM
http://www.greenhybrid.com/forums/f49/camry-steering-sensitivity-28281/

Black Lotus
04-24-2016, 10:01 PM
Toyota Camry owners.
Commenting on car handling and steering feel?
They're a bit out of their league.
Maybe feedback on tofu or a toothbrush......

Dave B.
05-19-2016, 11:32 PM
My 2013 Focus has electric power steering. After I bought it, I found that it had the same traits as those described in the Camry forum post. It took me several weeks to become accustomed to the difference.

And, that's just it - it's DIFFERENT! Neither good nor bad, just different. Like radial tires and front-wheel-drive, there's a change in the driving dynamics. Just because you started out with a hammer and a screwdriver doesn't mean that you can't learn to use a wrench... Sheesh!

Dave B.

MikeCStig
05-20-2016, 03:49 PM
I drove a prius once and the electric power steering is just one of many things I hated about it. The steering feel was nonexistent, completely numb and disconnected. Call me crazy, but I like to know what the front wheels are doing based on what I feel through the steering wheel.

RidingOnRailz
06-03-2016, 11:34 PM
Just because you started out with a hammer and a screwdriver doesn't mean that you can't learn to use a wrench... Sheesh!

Dave B.


Not the best analogy. You can't - or at least
shouldn't - use a wrench to drive a nail into the
wall to mount a picture. Or a hammer to remove
screws.

To repeat: I will avoid driving a car with electric
power steering for as long as possible - including
rentals. There's lots of things one could mess
around with on a car: the styling, the shape of
the knobs/buttons on the dash, how many gears
the transmission has, etc - but steering isn't one
of them.

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