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Very entertaining thread. Let's go easy on the lad.

Actually, when you get right down to it the things I still hate about GM cars (and the Malibu is one of the best) is the idiotic spacing of the tilt wheel and seat, the most comfortable position is always half way between the super wide detent positions, and the GOD AWFUL understeer and funky cammy steering these front wheel drive appliances have. They plow like pigs. MB steering is heavenly.
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I agree, worst rental yet. Best was a Ford Edge, I liked everything about it but the torque steer. That thing was very nice and quick! In first gear from a rolling start it broke the front wheels loose! I'd buy one if I were in the market.
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Next thing you know the guy will be posting of how shitty our economy is.

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I agree, worst rental yet. Best was a Ford Edge, I liked everything about it but the torque steer. That thing was very nice and quick! In first gear from a rolling start it broke the front wheels loose! I'd buy one if I were in the market.
Hertz assigned me one of those last week in San Diego, didn't care for it.

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Hertz assigned me one of those last week in San Diego, didn't care for it.
That's the problem with these mainstream cars. They are spectacularly unrewarding to drive. No reason the Edge should be boring, it's a great package. Just not a good driver. You get used to well engineered cars' steering and control inputs, even a 30 year old Mercedes is so much more involving and rewarding to drive.

I'd put a 123 or 124 chassis' steering up against anything today. Even the new MB's control inputs are like yelling down to the engine room, there's always a disconnected pause before the action starts. Like new cameras, you press the shutter, the computer kicks in, the camera starts focusing and evaluating exposure, finally the shutter clicks and your subject is in another zip code.

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The Fusion is a dog too. Rides very, very nicely, and is quiet, but steers like an ocean-faring supertanker. Inexcusable.
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Do you have a spreadsheet on that? How many data points do you have?
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