I'm looking into getting a new 335i convertible (gotta love that hard-
top) and wondered if anyone out there had opinions on the Active
Steering option. I've read both good and bad reviews and would love
some input. For instance, I've heard that it takes a few months to
fully adjust to the driver, though this could just be salesman-BS.
Alex, my opinion is in the form of a question. What in the world
would induce BMW, creators of the Ultimate Driving Machine, to take
away some of the experience of driving with this abomination called
"active steering". My advice: Forget it.
Drive cars with and without. I have not yet driven active steering,
but suffice to say I'm skeptical that it's a significant improvement.
It may well be a drawback, in fact.
Done right, cars steer just fine already.
A couple of comments:
1) maybe what the salesman meant to say was that it takes a few months for
the driver to get used to Active Steering.
2) my friend has Active Steering on his two-year-old car. He says it
removes a lot of the feel of the road, making the car's steering feel more
like the GM detached-from-the-road paradigm.
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