This is only my opinion of course, but:
All of the below are likely related to the power steering algorithm that is used in the Leaf.
1) The steering effort is far too low at speed which in turn makes the car twitchy and dramatically reduces any feedback through the wheel of the road.
2) There is very little on-center feel. By that I mean that it takes almost no effort to move the wheel off the center position and there is also little self centering force at speed (which brings the wheel back to center by itself. Again, this gives very poor steering feel and feedback, and increases susceptibility to movement of the vehicle in crosswinds. More caster might also help with this problem.
3) The steering is essentially numb. It gives very little feedback of what is actually happening with the vehicle and the road. Car and Driver summed it up very well: "The steering feels like it is remotely controlling a set of casters at the front end."
gascant wrote:For those who are suggesting steering as an improvement, could you provide a little more detail? This sounds like something that could evolve into a presentation. Or if you have a video, we could embed that into the PowerPoint file we plan to produce.