Do any recent years cars have any resistance in the steering wheel? I was test driving a 2016 Toyota car and there was little resistance in the steering wheel when turning it. In my current, old car, there is sufficient resistance to require conscious thought to turn the car and how much to turn it. It takes about 1/2-3/4 turn of the wheel for the car’s direction to change. In the car I test drove the required turning of the steering wheel was much less. I didn’t feel that I had good control of the car to modulate its direction change (e.g. lane change, passing on parkway, passing double parked cars). I tried two other recent cars (different models) and they had even less resistance.
My mechanic told me that’s how the cars are made now - and that can’t be adjusted. But that I’ll eventually get used to it.
I’d appreciate comments that anyone has about this - your thoughts, feelings etc. Did others have this concern and did get used to it? Am I the only driver who isn’t comfortable with this type of steering?