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I test-drove a normal Q50 without DAS. Not going to repeat how quiet this car is compared with G, or how great the interior looks, etc.
What I found is that the normal Q50's steering is not as tight as G37/G25. It feels more like M37's.
But the brakes work very well, quite impressed.

So, has anyone test-drove the Q50S 3.7 version without DAS yet? How does the steering feel compare with G? Any idea?
 

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I did last week. It drives a bit stiffer than standard mode on DAS ones, but looser than Sport mode. Drives about the same than the M37s I trade it
 

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Had a G37S Sedan before the M37S and the steering was heavier compare to the Q50 non DAS
 

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I did last week. It drives a bit stiffer than standard mode on DAS ones, but looser than Sport mode. Drives about the same than the M37s I trade it
Thank you for you response, bro. Seems this is the type of steering I like. Just wonder how the transmission works. I found that under low speed, my M37 sometimes shifted into low gear, which feels quite annoying. This didn't happen in my father's X5, and my friend's A7. So, I am thinking if I should switch to Lexus to try luck. Acura has this kind of problem as well, but I still don't like German car, taking their reliability into consideration. So, Lexus might be a solution......
 

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Steering effort on the non-DAS Q50 is not as tight as a G37. It feels tighter than the standard/standard mode and lighter than the heavy/quick mode on a DAS equipped Q50.
 

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Steering effort on the non-DAS Q50 is not as tight as a G37. It feels tighter than the standard/standard mode and lighter than the heavy/quick mode on a DAS equipped Q50.
I only got chance to try out the heavy/quick mode on the DAS equipped Q50. Thank you for your input. No I think I can figure out how the standard/standard feels :D:D:D
 

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I thought the steering on the non-DAS car felt fine, not greats but a good comparison is the feel of the M's steering. I like that as I found the G steering needed a bit too much effort at times on long trips.

The DAS setting I use is std/std and it's fine for driving around town. Feels the most like the non-DAS steering.

Haven't opened up the Q yet on twisters to really try out the other modes but in regular traffic, tighter suburban driving I found the quick setting too quick for my tastes.

Both drive really well in my opinion but remember, it's a different car than the G. That being said, if you tear it up, there are more similarities than you might notice in around the town driving.
 

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What does the drive mode rocker switch do in vehicles not equipped with DAS? It just sits there?
It still alters the programming of the engine/transmission for Sport (more aggressive)/Standard/Eco(more leisurely)/Snow(slows throttle response). Personal lets you choose which drivetrain programming you want and if you want Active Trace Control on or off.
 

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It still alters the programming of the engine/transmission for Sport (more aggressive)/Standard/Eco(more leisurely)/Snow(slows throttle response). Personal lets you choose which drivetrain programming you want and if you want Active Trace Control on or off.
So, what I'm hearing is that it still affects everything except for the steering effort/response options.
 
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