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RE: steering feel, old vs. new

So to UNlighten things up a little, how about mounting some wide grippy
tires and dialing in some extra negative camber.  These have long been
tricks to make cars handle better and have always had the "down side" of
making the steering heavier and twitchier.  Seems like a win/win situ to

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Wendell_Gurley@notes.toyota.com
> [SMTP:Wendell_Gurley@notes.toyota.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, March 19, 1998 11:43 AM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	steering feel, old vs. new
> 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.
> >We (wife and I) recently drove new A4 1.8ts -- one with tip and one
> with 5
> speed.
> >Both were impressive, but their "feel" was not as good, subjectively
> at
> least, as
> >our well-worn (169k) 87 4kq.  Maybe it's just a case of old shoes
> feeling
> more
> >comfortable than new ones?