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      02-12-2013, 12:22 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by HottRodW View Post
An entire thread dedicated to the joy of hydraulic steering. How disappointing is it that we have one of the last BMW's available without EPS? And honestly ... the only reason we can still get hydraulic is because the electric rack simply wouldn't fit in AWD X1's. Sad. And for what? Maybe one mpg? Maybe shameful is a better word.
Get used to it. With rising CAFE and CO2 standards, things like EPS, ASS and any other method car companies can find to eek every drop of efficiency out will be standard going forward. The good news is that EPS will get better with time. Folks complained about the lack of feel with hydraulic steering for decades. I've owned a few cars with no assist and still prefer that, but it's not really practical on most modern, heavy cars.