I tested the euro version when they toured the US and found the non powered was stiff in parking senerios. the car after it rolls is quite normal but I went ahead and opted for the power steering. now I did the comfort package and when I received MY car I hated the hokey puck (auto lights and wipers) so I declined it and got a car with no comfort pack but WITH power steering... I love it, I can park like it were riding on rails! My friends here all have non powered and were pleasently amused by it. ask Speedy, Hes driven mine and has a non powered one in his driveway.
Thank you for the quick response! Your insight is valuable. The car I am about to buy does not have the comfort package and I have been worried. Good to know it is easy to handle without this option. Do you have insight about vehicle maintenance? Where does one take the Smart for routine check up etc.?
You're right sato, the auto wipers are really dumb. I don't understand that smart didn't notice that while testing the smart. Powersteering on the smart rides a little better in my opinion, specially when driving with a passenger the car steers a little heavy without. Smarts with wider tyres really need powersteering, cause cornering and roundabouts are not cool then.
no. who the hell said PS was a needed option? i'm 5'8" and 116 pounds and the steering is light to me. unless you're "super wimp" you're ok. i have a pure, i'd like a lower ratio for the window winder, i'd prefer a couple more cranks with less effort in that action.
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