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Hello,
Can someone help me understand how to improve the straight-line steering feel of the CT?

I am thinking of buying one, but the vehicle I test drove was very erratic at highway speeds -- it felt more sensitive to slight steering wheel movements than my Prius. :(

I was hoping for steering that is more center weighted.
More like a Audi or BMW.

I tried the vehicle in Sport, ECO, and Normal modes.
The Sport was overall more responsive during acceleration and turns; however, steering on all three modes felt similar on roads.


If I purchase the vehicle, can I get the steering modified with a new cal at the dealer?

Thank You.
 

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i came from a BMW e92 to the ct200h, i know what you mean, but after driving it in sports mode for awhile, it'll feels a lot better, more feel to it, and a centered feel to it, but try not to compare it to a BMW... try to drive it in sports mode more and see how you like it. maybe you'll get use to it.
 

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Hello,
Can someone help me understand how to improve the straight-line steering feel of the CT?

I am thinking of buying one, but the vehicle I test drove was very erratic at highway speeds -- it felt more sensitive to slight steering wheel movements than my Prius. :(

I was hoping for steering that is more center weighted.
More like a Audi or BMW.

I tried the vehicle in Sport, ECO, and Normal modes.
The Sport was overall more responsive during acceleration and turns; however, steering on all three modes felt similar on roads.


If I purchase the vehicle, can I get the steering modified with a new cal at the dealer?

Thank You.
noobie009 --this is actually one of the issues that was pointed out in some CT auto mag reviews. I Have noticed it on the highway. I am thinking the next time I go to a tire service center to see if the can adjust the front wheel alignment to have slight toe-in (1/16 - 1/8 inch) which would fix the issue. However, you need to be careful, because too much causes excessive tire wear.
 

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Tire pressure and a better alignment would help.

But the electronic steering is pretty much the biggest cause of this.
 

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I dont notice any issues with steering . It don't handle like no mini cooper does and I feel that's due to the suspension
 
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