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    Variable Assist Power Steering?

    As per another thread, I'm interested in ordering a Panamera Turbo.

    One of the options I can select is to equip the car with Variable Assist Power Steering.  Has anyone driven cars with and without this feature back-to-back?

    Any advice or experiences to relay?


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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow

    2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray

    1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau

    2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


    Re: Variable Assist Power Steering?

    If it is the same as the Cayenne system (called Servotronic) I would pass it by. It is great for parking and spot maneuvers but at lower speeds the steering feel is totally absent and at medium speeds much reduced. I drove a Cayenne Turbo with this system on the test track in Leipzig in the rain at low to medium speeds and it felt like the steering of a pleasure boat.

    I also had a Mercedes with a similar system (Parameter Steering) with the same drawbacks.

    Of course, on the Panamera it might be improved but test it before ordering. If your wife will drive the car in the city most of the time then definitely steering effort is very easy especially in tight spots.


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    It's not where you're going, it's how you get there that counts

    Re: Variable Assist Power Steering?

    Mike, Do yourself a favor, and don't order a Turbo without Variable Assist Steering..........if you want to struggle to park this specatular, luxury, rocket ship; be my guest. The fact that Servotronic is not standard on the Turbo is crazyness. It doesn't detract from linear steering input and response, in any way ,that is even noticable. That is the way to go , for sure. Enjoy !

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    Larry Reynolds

    Champion Porsche


    Re: Variable Assist Power Steering?

    Off topic, but good to hear from you again, Larry. Smiley


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    fritz


    Re: Variable Assist Power Steering?

    Larry,

    Thanks so much for bringing me up to speed.

    Long time, no read Smiley


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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow

    2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray

    1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau

    2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


     
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