Drive a couple more 535i's to verify your findings. Granted, I have a 2011 non-sport 535i, and while I don't find the steering "annoyingly" light, especially at speed, I would not describe it anywhere near "heavy". For whatever reason, that particular 535i you drove may be an outlier as far as steering feel. OTOH, I think the overall topic of steering lightness is a bit overblown -- you quickly get used to the steering effort of any car you're driving. I'm not talking about steering responsiveness or accuracy (both of which are excellent+ on my 535i), I'm talking about turning effort.
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Last edited by markl53; 01-27-2013 at 08:38 AM.