A very newbie driver here. The only car that I tried was the car I used in the driving lessons. It was a Golf 2013. Today, I tried the first car and it is a Mercedes Benz C200 (it has power steering). I noticed that the steering wheel is not as light as the Golf I used in my training lessons. The wheel of the Mercedes is not bad at all, but is a little bit heavier particularly after the second roll of the steering.

Is that normal, or there is something wrong in the Mercedes?

  • By "heavier" do you mean harder to turn? Because that sounds totally normal. The Ford van and Nissan Altima I learned to drive in felt different than my current car or most other cars I've owned or driven.
    – Becuzz
    Sep 21, 2015 at 15:39
  • Yes, by heavy i mean hard when turning.
    – M.M
    Sep 21, 2015 at 15:43

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You seem to be describing the weight of the steering, which varies from vehicle to vehicle.

It isn't something to be concerned about.

Many factors influence the lightness (or heaviness) of steering feel, including:

  • steering/chassis geometry
  • amount of hydraulic (power-steering) assist
  • tire size

I would be concerned if you cannot or struggle to turn the wheel with the car stationary, because this indicates that the power-steering system is not helping you when it should.

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