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We had a choice when we bought. W b ought without the power steering....Neither of us felt that it was necessary. My philosophy was why have another thing to go wrong, if it is not needed. But we would have bought one with it if we did not find one without.

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It's most noticeable at parking speeds.

I can get my four wheel drive Ford F-250 into a parking space with one finger in the steering wheel, but need both hands to park the smart. Of course, I also have wider tires than most on here and that could make some of the difference. The old one had power steering, the new one doesn't. If I had to do it all over again, I probably would have gotten it.

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Our 05 didn't have it and the 2011 dioes. Not sure I can tell the diff.


Don't let it be a factor. IMHO


Pure is the basic model and Passion is the loaded one. Some Pures have extra packages like wheels and interior stuff that is std in passion.


If you like the bells and whistles in you cars the go for the Passion. They most all have the good stuff.


Running wise and function is zero diff.


I like the Passion features.


Be careful with the Brabus model. They have lower front and rear trim that may not clear ramps and ground loading.


Ok more than you maybe asked for. LOL

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