Just signed up from the Netherlands looking for some advice. Been an Italian car lover for quite a while I drove the old Delta, different Lybra's and Alfa 147 all diesel powered.
Just a few weeks ago I have now bought a beautiful Lancia Delta 2.0 Platino Evo with 175.000 km's on the meter. I am very content with it but one thing really bothers me. While on the highway straight ahead I've found the electric power steering vague and exhausting. On the long run and especially with roadworks i.e. narrow lanes I feel I have to adjust the steering wheel all the time. I should add that this is the first car I own with electrical power steering instead of hydraulic power steering.
Having checked out the www I have found similar complaints from Grande Punto owners but information about the Delta is scarce.
My car is equipped with 18 inch 225 x 40 x 18 Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres. My question now is, does anybody recognize this steering behavior, is it a product feature or can it get better choosing different tires since the Dunlops are too sporty, or any other possible solution?
Would like to hear opinions.
Thanks in advance.