Yes, Casey and I made it back from our cruise, safe and rested. A detailed post about it will follow when time allows, which unfortunately isn’t right now.
The article talks about the supposedly poor steering of the 3 relative to the model it replaced, the Protegé. I’ve never driven a Protegé before, so I don’t know how that particular car handled, but I can safely say that Casey and I have never even thought it was an issue with our 3. It’s been an awesome car for us: plenty of power, looks and quality of a vehicle costing twice as much, and really good gas mileage (33+ miles per gallon). Still highly recommended!