My Honda Torneo SiR has an adjustable "EPS", Electronic Power steering and when I EOC it doesn't assist me at all. But since it is a 2900lbs car it is manageable. I only use this technique when my wife and almost 4 month old baby aren't in the car though.
It might be like slurp812 and take 20secs or something but I am not sure.
Lots of small cars have electric power steering now. My 2008 VW does. The only time it doesn't work is if I'm stopped with the engine off. If I'm rolling with the engine off, it works exactly as if the engine was on.