I do not have the power steering ... from what I read during the test-drives it was unnecessary and I have to agree with that. Steering requires very little effort as it is, even from a complete stop to a u-turn. You'd think it was power-assisted as it was. I can't see where the power steering would negate the effects of wind and ruts. The suspension is really tight on this car and with little side-wall on the tires - you feel e-v-e-y-t-h-i-n-g.So, Rover - back to Fred's question - did you get power steering? I'm sure many of us are wondering if this makes a difference in highway experience for the 451.
This is just my experience today ... and it may have been a particularly windy day as there's a storm rolling in as I write this. Just something to be aware of.
I'm curious if a power-steer 451 has similar issues.