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Old 01-10-2013, 08:10 PM
Karney5 Karney5 is offline
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BMW 328i Steering Wheel a bit tight...

Just a quick question, do BMW's have tighter steering wheels compared to other cars? I drove an Accord, Camry, Rav 4, Prius, Lexus GX 460 an Insight(current car) but my 2011 328i xDrive's steering just seems to be a lot tighter compared to my Insight or the Prius. I don't know whether BMWs are like that or if there is anything I can do to loosen it up a bit.....

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:32 PM
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Yes, its normal. Its not "tight", your previous japanese cars just had loose steering feel. You cannot do anything about it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:42 PM
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Normal and you will get used to it. When I go back to other cars they feel too light now.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:53 PM
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Get an F30, the light, lifeless steering will not disappoint. Ask BoltJames if you don't believe me!
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:04 PM
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As the others have said, it's normal. After switching from a Honda myself, I thought the steering was a bit heavy. Once you drive it for a couple of days you'll get used to it and won't be used to the light steering you once had!
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Normal and you will get used to it. When I go back to other cars they feel too light now.
David
+1 when I drive my old maxima it feels like the steering wheel is going to fly out of my hand.
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I miss the steering heft of the E90, however I don't dislike the F30. It's accurate, just not quite as confidence inspiring.

I don't know how toyota did it, but the Scion FR-S (and I assume also the Subaru BR-Z) have amazing steering feel... and not just "good for an EPS system", but seriously good by all measures. Go try one just for giggles if you haven't already. Even with a clutch that somebody destroyed prior to 600mi, the one i test drove was way too much fun to toss around.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:41 AM
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i like tight....
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