I'm seriously considering the purchase of a new base model Nissan Versa because I want a simple car with few frills to cause problems later. I'm not a fan of TPMS or traction control but my biggest issue with the Versa is the electric power steering. After gathering as much info as I could it appears that the car basically has a manual steering rack and the electric boost is attached to the actual steering column. Has anyone sucessfully ripped out all the electric power steering hardware? Are there issues with the cars computer once this is done?