Yeah!!!! I got my email today. I'm so excited and nervous. I want to do this right. Does anyone know anything about the electric power steering? Working on a cute name for my red & black. Maybe Poppy?
Send any suggestions.

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Comment by Gillian on January 5, 2009 at 12:56pm
I tested both with and without prior to buying and can say the car without PS seemed to handle well and I could not tell much of a difference. My car has PS but only because of the comfort package.
Comment by epbrown01 on January 5, 2009 at 3:28am
I bought my car off the lot last week. If I had ordered a car, I would have ordered a Pure with AC, heated seats and radio. The car on the lot happened to have power steering and though I didn't think it was necessary, I have to say it's nicer to have than I thought. (I had electric power steering on a previous BMW and it was much to light). If I were configuring a Smart today, I'd add it.
Comment by grwhitaker on January 5, 2009 at 2:46am
If you don't get the comfort package then by all means add the seat heaters [great for my youth challenged lower back], and the instrument pods. PS is a personal choice-try demo's with and without at the dealer. I personally don't have PS and like it just fine. It's a personal thing.
Also, if you don't go for the comfort package, get the red interior-it's the bomb! At least, I think so...
Comment by Jim Yedor on January 4, 2009 at 3:33pm
Loretta- I have driven smarts with and without the P/S. My own Cabrio does not have it. I prefer the non-assisted steering. I found the power steering "too light". if you are not too far from your dealer you might give them a call and see if they have a couple of test cars with and without and see which one you prefer.
Comment by Jack W. Appleyard on January 4, 2009 at 3:25pm
Loretta, I picked up my Smart 16 Dec 08, I had ordered the comfort package,
which included the power steering, it works perfectly. I am really enjoying my
Comment by Loretta Credo on January 4, 2009 at 3:13pm
My DDE was undeterminable until my configuration is confirmed.
Comment by Craig S. on January 4, 2009 at 2:23pm
Hi Wally,
For me I configured about a month ago w/ the dealer telling me it would be in around Feb15 and to this day I still have a DDE that reads 1-15-09 to 4-15-09. About 3 months ago it was saying next Nov! My reservation was made in June of 08.
Comment by Wally Gullang on January 4, 2009 at 1:25pm
Loretta I don't have a suggestion but I do have a question. Well 2 questions. Did you loose your DDE ? If you still have your DDE, what is it saying?
Comment by Becky on January 4, 2009 at 8:37am
LOVE the power steering!!!!
Comment by Kate Woody on January 4, 2009 at 12:00am
I just got mine Dec. 22nd, and we had added the power steering. We love it. I know many people say they don't have power steering, and they don't need it. Me? I'm glad I have it.

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