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Old 11-14-2007, 03:30 PM
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I hope the very helpful Moe or someone else can help me again. Before I purchased my 1991 Chrysler Imperial 2 mos. ago I owned two Olds Cutlass Supremes - a '71 and '82. Both, of course, were pretty good sized cars. I'm finding that I have trouble making tight u-turns in my "new" Chrysler - the steering wheel will cut so far and then stop. The other day I tried to make a u-turn and ended up having to back up in the middle of the street (with everybody else thinking "ugh, stupid woman drivers")- I never had this happen with either Olds. Is something wrong, or is the car manufactured this way? Otherwise, I LOVE this car. I bought it from an elderly lady (really) who had a stroke and can no longer drive. It appears to have been beautifully maintained . If someone can help, it would be much appreciated. THANKS! Just a quick note about the '71 Cutlass - I drove that car for close to 30 yrs! - it looked like something out of your worst nightmare- dented & rusty -but nothing was wrong with that nice V-8 engine. You could leave it sitting for days in very cold weather and it would start first time, every time. Thanks again.
 
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:26 PM
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Simple, Because of it's front-wheel-drive configuration, the wheels cannot turn as sharply as your Olds.

A common trait on all FWD cars. Sorry.
 
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:51 PM
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car buff is right on the money,shorter turning radius.moe
 
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:50 PM
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Car buff & Moe,

Thank you both foranswering me so quickly. I'm not as dumb as I probably sound, but I've had nothing but Oldsmobiles for yrs and I'm trying to get used to my Chrysler.So far, I love it - thanks again.
 
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