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Old 08-06-2019, 11:08 AM   #11
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The steering issue that bugged me on F30s was a sense of looseness or vagueness on-center when travelling straight at highway speeds. Last f30 I drove as a 2017 330 wagon a few years ago though. My RWD F10 had this characteristic as well.

Guess I'm in the minority with my negative reaction to the styling. In darker colors, its tolerable.

Speaking of manual 340s, there was a letter in the latest Roundel from a guy who wrote in to say that he bought 2 of the last manual 340s from his dealer (one for him and one for his wife) cause he liked it so much!
I had kind of the opposite reaction. It was too quick on center, which made the car wander.

But as a general matter, I think modern steering racks are way too quick period.
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I had kind of the opposite reaction. It was too quick on center, which made the car wander.

But as a general matter, I think modern steering racks are way too quick period.
That was my experience with recent BMW racks. Their combination of very light and very quick off center made them hard to keep on line and easy to over correct.
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That was my experience with recent BMW racks. Their combination of very light and very quick off center made them hard to keep on line and easy to over correct.
It’s a very Toyota experience.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:50 PM   #14
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I had kind of the opposite reaction. It was too quick on center, which made the car wander.

But as a general matter, I think modern steering racks are way too quick period.
Maybe that's what it is then. But what made it worse was the feeling of noticeably less resistance for the first few degrees off-center. The G20 and (previous hydraulic steering BMWs i've drive) have a more consistent, tighter feeling off center. My X3 also shares that trait which is strange considering it's an eps system from the same era as the f30.
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