- posted 11 years ago
I own a 2002 GS 430. I owned a GS300 before.The GS 430 is becoming a very
quaint car. Irritating. Driven at speed, up to 90 mph, it holds the road
reasonably well , as might be expected, but the steering is too vague and
lacks in sharpness.
Over 90 mph, let us say at 110 mph, the steering lacks precision, the car
seems twitchy , ESP kicks in ( on dry , straight , even roads), braking the
car, and it does not follow a straight track. With moderate wind, it veers
off and shudders, struggling to cope. Tha car suffers from torque steer, as
if the steering can not cope with all the power . I experienced something
similar with another previous car, a rear wheel drive 1986 204 bhp Ford
Sierra Cosworth .
Tyres are fine, camber and caster are fine, there is no imbalance on
either axle. It has standard Lexus-recommended 235 ZR, s. My dealer is
Mercedes and BMW´s pass me with apparent ease at 120 mph, while I am
struggling to keep the damned car on the road. This was made to be an
executive car, with a big engine. So are Mercedes and Audis. And before you
jump to any conclusions on my driving abilities, I have over one million
miles under my belt, mostly on fast cars.
My GS 300 was fetter better composed, precise and predictable than this.It
is sorely missed.
Has anyone experienced this? Any suggestions? Why is the steering so dead?
. My own brother, with a 2006 GS 300 , complains of the same thing.
Thanks for your time and interest.