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Old 03-14-2011, 05:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
I'd be reluctant to EOC in such a heavy vehicle mostly because unassisted steering effort will be significant should you ever need to do anything other than maintain course.
It's likely nowhere near that bad. My family owned two Ford Galaxy 500s w/o PS before my dad bought a Crown Vic. The Galaxies were just as large, and nearly as heavy, but we only had problems steering them when parking. Steering effort was not a problem with speeds >5 mph.

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