Steering Needs a Bump Stop - 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo: Steering Needs a Bump Stop

March 29, 2011

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I've encountered this on various cars before and it's annoying every time. I'm referring to steering systems that aren't damped when you get to the end of their travel. Seems trivial until you parallel park something a few times. Nothing worse than feeling -- and hearing -- that hollow pop.

The Regal does this and I'm not sure why. Most cars in this class have damped glove box doors. The least the Regal could have is a steering wheel that doesn't feel like it's hitting a racket ball every time you turn full lock. See what I mean in the video after the jump.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line

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