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Re: steering feel, old vs. new
Hairy green toads from Mars made Wendell_Gurley@notes.toyota.com say:
> I agree, the new steering is too light. The same has been pointed out by
> Car and Driver and other long time fans of the Audi driving feel.
> Unfortunately, as has been admitted to me by Audi personnel, the unwashed
> masses prefer the numb Japanamerican feel, especially women...like to spin
> that wheel around with just a couple of fingers. BMW has met a better
> balance in terms of direct, linear feel and low speed lightness. I think
> Audi went too far. However, the suspension control makes my 4000 feel like
> the 11 year old car it is.
You can thank the Servotronic steering for that. Was a big
discussion last year I think.
Anyway, since I just signed the papers on my A6QW, servotronic
and all, I'm going to get the details on disabling it. Apparently,
if you pull the right relay or fuse, the servotronic is shut off,
and the steering goes back to the same old power steering we've
all known and loved for years on our Audis.
Quite a difference between my '89 100Q and this '95 A6Q.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) email@example.com
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