In Reply to: Re: Steering "play" at high speeds? posted by OZ on March 03, 1999 at 02:37:03:
your fears are unfounded...at least in my case. My 323 is the best steering car I've ever owned.
: : I haven't noticed "play" at all, but the steering is definitely very sensitive at higher speeds.
: : I would consider it the opposite of play- almost
: : seems like it wants to track out as soon as it
: : is off of dead center and you have to fight it
: : back a bit.
: : : The "play" on straightaways at speeds greater than about 70 mph gets greater and greater as you go faster. At 90 mph it's too much to stay in control.
: : : Does anyone else have this problem?
: : : The e36 loaner I had didn't have this problem at all at high speeds.
: : : -HSJ
: >>>>> This now tends to make me hesitant on getting a new 3-series as my next car. The only reason that I ever wanted to get the 3-series is because of its renowned superior steering and handling. It really shocks me and bugs my mind to hear about this problem with the E46. This probably has to do with the better ride that it offers than the E36 (being a trade-off for the steering and handling). I wonder if it would be the same for the coupe or for either equipped with the sports (M) suspension.