I shoulda' clarified and expounded. If anywhere near approaching Cady's past owner's demographic of at least 90 years of age - and palsied and demential, why then of course being able to steer by coughing on the wheel would be of definite value. For someone whose first 8 cars were manual steering the whole premise of even basic power steering struck me as 'very strange' with my first family car.
Having the baseline 'Cadillac Drive' of non-descript and vague roadfeel further compounded by FE-1 floaty suspension is outright unnerving and physically draining trying to figure where the car is going any given moment. Sure, it's great for the Mr. Burnes and Dr. Ruths of the world to maneuver a 5,000# lunk around. But, for anyone younger and more fit it's just wasted dollars.
I defy any fit American to be able to tell the difference between normal vacuum assist and fulltime full boost with the plug unconnected. I hope to be pleased with a more responsive and direct feel with the resistors bypassing the VES altogether.
So there. ;P
And x1,000 on customary fun with GM harebrained design compromise sometimes.
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