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I test drove the Taycan 4s for the first time today. I have never driven a Porsche before however I noticed that the steering felt heavier than the cars that I have owned in the past so I was wondering if the power steering plus would help much with this?
 

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My car does have the Rear Axle Steering incl. Power Steering Plus. It's possible that it makes a difference, as I find the steering feel is fantastic. I suppose it also depends on the types of cars you have driven before.
 
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Ah yes I saw the option for the rear axle steering which includes power steering plus! I was trying to avoid adding too many options and racking up the costs haha. The cars that I have driven before were mostly Mercedes and BMW's, I felt that the steering on them was much lighter than the Taycan which I drove today.
Has anyone else noticed this?
 

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In my area, rear axle steering option and power steering plus are 2 separate options. Rear steering doesn't include power steering plus. For my configuration, I went with real axle steering only.
 

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had it on my 911, and took it in my Taycan as well. It gives you a lighter steering feeling at low speeds & parking, and a stiffer feeling at speed... not a game-changer, but nice for parking
 

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Ah yes I saw the option for the rear axle steering which includes power steering plus! I was trying to avoid adding too many options and racking up the costs haha. The cars that I have driven before were mostly Mercedes and BMW's, I felt that the steering on them was much lighter than the Taycan which I drove today.
Has anyone else noticed this?
I didn’t order power steering plus on my 4S and as you say I noticed that the steering was heavier than BMW. However having driven 1300 miles am used to it and it is great a higher speed and feels so solid round corners. The BMW now feels too light.

I was told by the dealer the power steering plus can be purchased later as a download via the function on demand.
 

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Call me old school, but I punted on PSS because it felt too light to me. I really wanted the rear wheel steering but couldn't get past the light feel at low speeds. I am used to the days where driving the 911 was truly a bicep workout although that was ages ago.
 

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I think Power Steering Plus is a Feature-on-Demand option so you could spec without and then have a 3-month trial once you have the car.
 

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Call me old school, but I punted on PSS because it felt too light to me. I really wanted the rear wheel steering but couldn't get past the light feel at low speeds. I am used to the days where driving the 911 was truly a bicep workout although that was ages ago.
Exactly. It's a bit of triceps workout for me too.
 
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Thanks for your replies guys! I appreciate the advice, I did think it would be a good workout haha. You have helped me to make up my mind.
 

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I haven’t paid attention but it may make a difference as to what driving mode you’re in. In my M5 the steering was noticeably different in sport mode vs. standard. In my Taycan I find I’m in “normal” most of the time as I don’t remember to switch to sport plus till I’m driving so I haven’t noticed a difference at slow speed but may be worth comparing the two modes.
 

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