Power steering Yes/No? - Smart Car Forums
User Tag List

 19Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 03:21 PM
 
smartNup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: so. california
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Power steering Yes/No?

Our smart does not have power steering and both my husband and I agree that it really does not need it. We've driven smarts with power steering as well.

We were just wondering how many out there opted to not get power steering. If you donít have it are you happy that you donít have it? If you had to do it over again would you get power steering? And if you have power steering are you happy with it?


nickbauman likes this.
smartNup is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 03:30 PM
 
jefferios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 4,058
Thanks: 892
Thanked 442 Times in 267 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Garage
I do not have it, and I love my smart. I don't even realize that I don't have it. Parking it w/o PS is very easy still!
nickbauman likes this.
jefferios is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Norcal
Posts: 917
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't have it on my orphan, but I ordered it on our new Smart because I am a lazy slothful couch potato and thought I would enjoy having it, but now I am having second thoughts because I really do love my little tomato colored smart. So now I am thinking I will orphan the 2009 and just keep happily driving around without the power steering with the same big smile on my face that I have had on for almost a year. ......but I did test drive one with ps and it worked great. Felt good slow and at speed and it did make parallel parking a bit easier. So maybe it should just be an economic decision for those who are unsure. If money is no object go for it.

Last edited by Smartdavis; 11-09-2008 at 04:18 PM. Reason: love to write
Smartdavis is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 04:10 PM
 
KarenS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 365
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My orphan came with it, so I don't know what it would be to not have it. I like the way it steers.
KarenS is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 04:11 PM
SCOA Club
 
Smart Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Monrovia, CA
Posts: 780
Thanks: 512
Thanked 241 Times in 151 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Garage
I have power steering and I like. It has a lot of road feel and is not over-boosted. It really feels like manual steering and it is very direct.
Smart Bob is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Periclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 629
Thanks: 10
Thanked 26 Times in 19 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I have it love it,any smart I would buy would have it.The Brabus has it,hmmmm
Periclaws is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: York, PA
Posts: 300
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was on the fence on whether I wanted to order it or not. One salesman said you dont need it, another said its alot nicer to have it. Luckily the orphan I got had the comfort package. When its rolled in with the leather, heated seats, etc, it seems like a better deal than $450 just for the PS. When I get to configure my reservation car, I will chose the comfort package again. Never thought I'd like heated seats butt I'm lovin' them!
paroyboy is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 04:42 PM
SCOA Club
 
Dan500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Minneapolis MN
Posts: 344
Thanks: 35
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My orphan came with it and I`m glad it did.
Dan500 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 04:55 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: RI
Posts: 343
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I never liked power steering. I think it makes a car feel "squirrely" at highway speeds, like I'm not actually in control of the car. Without power steering, I actually feel like *I'm* controlling where the car goes. It's really not a big deal when parking a car, either; the trick w/o power steering is to *slightly* move the car (I'm talking, like, an inch) while turning the wheel. If you're parallel-parking a large car w/o power steering--and you're doing it on a daily basis--I can see where it would get tiring. But on a car this small, I didn't see the need to order it on my passion (which arrives in a few weeks). Just another expense, and another thing to break down, and another thing to add unneeded weight to the car...
JD10367 is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 11-09-2008, 05:34 PM
SCOA Club
 
mvaldes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: maplewood, nj
Posts: 2,802
Thanks: 72
Thanked 151 Times in 118 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Garage
I got it and like it - no "squirrely" feelings that I can detect at highway speeds. You probably don't really need it but I actually ordered it because a cousin who deals in cars told me that, in general, it increases resale value. BTW, he mostly deals in vintage cars and Ferraris so what does he know about p/s anyway.

Last edited by mvaldes; 11-09-2008 at 05:34 PM. Reason: typ
mvaldes is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Smart Car Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


331

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



  LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f4/power-steering-yes-no-16172/
Posted By For Type Date
SMART CAR VIDEOS This thread Refback 11-09-2008 06:39 PM

  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
power steering or no power steering - that is the question jallen013 smart General Discussion 7 03-27-2008 11:07 AM
Power Steering RJDJ22 smart General Discussion 10 02-20-2008 03:50 PM
power steering nader smart General Discussion 11 09-12-2007 08:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On