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View Poll Results: Which Steering do you have on your F30?
Standard Steering 9 29.03%
Servotronic Steering 12 38.71%
Variable Sport Steering 10 32.26%
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      02-23-2013, 10:34 AM   #23
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At the end of the day, you get 'used' to how your own car drives, and the options fade away in your memory. They are ALL OK.

I upgraded from Servotronic to VSS as I find now I'm used to the constant hands on wheel thing that paddles and auto gearbox brings. It would be nice to have even shuffle free steering round tight roundabouts. I am thinking VSS gives this with the 2.2 turns lock to lock.
Evo March 2013 review 330d m sport they said to many gears a novelty ? And moaning about the lack of steering feel , I wonder what version they had on press car as usually all the options fitted to them.
This is starting to make me thing I should tick the box for VSS as I do like to know where to wheels are heading
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Evo March 2013 review 330d m sport they said to many gears a novelty ? And moaning about the lack of steering feel , I wonder what version they had on press car as usually all the options fitted to them.
This is starting to make me thing I should tick the box for VSS as I do like to know where to wheels are heading
Regarding the number of gears, 8 seems an awful lot. In Sport modes it doesn't select 7th or 8th, so remains a close ratio'd sports box. 7/8th are fuel economy gears. So all good
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Regarding the number of gears, 8 seems an awful lot. In Sport modes it doesn't select 7th or 8th, so remains a close ratio'd sports box. 7/8th are fuel economy gears. So all good
Aye a bit better than the overdrive switch on the MG BGT lol thanks for the info was not aware of this
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      02-23-2013, 11:01 AM   #26
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Regarding the number of gears, 8 seems an awful lot. In Sport modes it doesn't select 7th or 8th, so remains a close ratio'd sports box. 7/8th are fuel economy gears. So all good
Mine does select 7th in sport. You obviously don't drive fast enough
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      02-23-2013, 11:05 AM   #27
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Mine does select 7th in sport. You obviously don't drive fast enough
I just didn't want to 'Help the Police with their enquiries' Thinking about it I'm pretty sure it doesn't go above 3rd in Sport mode, ha ha.
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So far, Servotronic Steering in a minority on the UK site amd a massive minority on the Global one.
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      02-23-2013, 02:36 PM   #29
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So far, Servotronic Steering in a minority on the UK site amd a massive minority on the Global one.
But are some not converts off this site and info gained rather than people ticking the box on spec sheet
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      02-23-2013, 03:41 PM   #30
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Drove an F30 with VSS. Makes the car more pointy and takes a bit of getting used to. Produces a more 'sporty' drive.

In comparison, Servotronic produces a more 'normal' driving experience.

They are both good IMO, but different. Either one would do for me.

So, I'm perfectly happy with my lowly but linear and cheaper Servotronic rack. Have no choice, do I? I'll simply have to drive safely, normally and a bit more sedately.
if it is a 2.2 it will be far too pointy and direct for a road car,i have a 2.2 on my track car and its sharp,pointy,direct, great for catching tail slides,not something I would want on a day to day car,properly best to stick to the servotronic
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if it is a 2.2 it will be far too pointy and direct for a road car,i have a 2.2 on my track car and its sharp,pointy,direct, great for catching tail slides,not something I would want on a day to day car,properly best to stick to the servotronic
It is not a linear rack though, so acts like a 2.8 in normal situations, and 1.8 at the end of travel.
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It is not a linear rack though, so acts like a 2.8 in normal situations, and 1.8 at the end of travel.
So unlike a fixed rake as varies in different circumstances how does the option alter the rack? Rate
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but by the time you benefit from the 1.8 at the end of travel your car is 45 deg to the direction of travel, not really road car usefull, I think id have to try the two in back to back cars to see what the differences are and if its worth having
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but by the time you benefit from the 1.8 at the end of travel your car is 45 deg to the direction of travel, not really road car usefull, I think id have to try the two in back to back cars to see what the differences are and if its worth having
No idea, never tried it.....but good reviews from those that have, and for 250.....worth a punt. If it only means I can get round the tight roundabouts with lock to spare, then I'll like it.
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      02-23-2013, 07:24 PM   #35
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It's good. Very good if you like driving - must have :-)
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It's good. Very good if you like driving - must have :-)
I agree and like the feel of it.
I have run the car in now (2850 miles) and booting it around, still getting 40+ MPG pushing it.
Finding it does need that bit of extra go though.
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Gawd, so many of you have fully specced F30s. Bells, whistles, gongs, drums, fiddles .... the lot. But, none of you has a coffee maker or a fridge ....... yet!

It's my thread, so there.
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Gawd, so many of you have fully specced F30s. Bells, whistles, gongs, drums, fiddles .... the lot. But, none of you has a coffee maker or a fridge ....... yet!

It's my thread, so there.
I've got a fridge

(Well one of those plug-in cool box things. Never use it - although I don't tell that to the person who thought it was an imaginative gift idea!)
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(Well one of those plug-in cool box things. Never use it - although I don't tell that to the person who thought it was an imaginative gift idea!)
YEP me too, it's just outside the front door as we speak
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(Well one of those plug-in cool box things. Never use it - although I don't tell that to the person who thought it was an imaginative gift idea!)

I suppose you also have VSS.
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So far, Servotronic Steering in a minority on the UK site amd a massive minority on the Global one.
Perhaps some people ticked standard steering not knowing (like me) their car came with servotronic as standard.
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Perhaps some people ticked standard steering not knowing (like me) their car came with servotronic as standard.
This is "highly possible".
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This is "highly possible".
Should we re-do the poll?
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Should we re-do the poll?
Nope no point, those who have what they have will get on with it and know no different anyway.
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