I really like the standard/non-servo steering -- to me it's how a BMW should feel. But my wife hates it. Given the small parking garage she has to maneuver at work, she couldn't, or rather wouldn't, live with it on a daily basis. BMW likely had customers order their X1 without the servo not understanding what it does, then complained because it didn't feel like the car they test drove. The simple solution would be for BMW to make Servotronic standard, but make non-servo a no-cost option. Much less chance of somebody getting it who doesn't want it. Everybody wins.
Last edited by HotRodW; 10-10-2013 at 11:33 AM.