More steering/tire info: my 85 Bosch Spider has a ZF (nonpower) box and 205/60-14 tires, some off brand. The car has incredibly light, precise steering. With such big tires I expected worse. So to some extent, within limits, and I think it's the age and type of tire, not necessarily the width, that dictates steering lightness. Also the condition of the steering box, and of course alignment (less caster makes steering lighter but gives less self-centering). I also wonder if Spiders have more weight on the rear (and thus less on the front) than Supers and GTVs, due to the short wheelbase? My sense is the Spider's front end, relatively speaking, hardly touches the ground.