Last post on Sep 27, 2006 at 12:28 PM
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Honda S2000, Car Safety, Convertible
#1 of 3 S2000 real life safety
Sep 25, 2006 (12:16 pm)
Just a note to let everyone know how the 2003 S2000 holds up in a real life roll over crash. I just rolled the car this past friday in a interstate hydroplane accident. We went into the ditch and fliped the car landing on the top driver side windshield. Busted the front glass and driver side glass. We both walked away from the accident okay. I received some stiches in the head from the roof support hitting me in the head but not to bad considering how bad things could have been. Wear your seat belts!! I would get another if they can not fix it.
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#2 of 3 Re: S2000 real life safety [wvujt]
Sep 26, 2006 (5:19 am)
I would get another if they can not fix it.
I would get another, even if they could. I would not trust an S2000 frame that has been subjected to that much stress. In the case of the NSX, any frame damage whatsoever resulted in a "totalled" car, as Acura did not authorize any re-bending of the frame or repairs that would in any way violate it's factory integrity.
I would also check into better tires for the S2000. My 2002 came with Bridgestone Pole Position S02's and they hydroplaned quite easily. My 911S is much, much more stable and steady in the rain, not to mention it has stability control.
Glad to hear you came out of it reasonably intact. The S2000 is a hell of a well built car, but I'm still not sure I would be hoping they fix yours. And the new ones have stability control.
#3 of 3 Re: S2000 real life safety [habitat1]
Sep 27, 2006 (12:28 pm)
since 2006 S2000 has stability control and It works extremely weel and prewtty unobtrusive in the rain.
Drive and compare a 2006 to your 911 and let us know.
Wvujt- Glad you weren't hurt. I agree with Habitat, any stucture damage should be considered totaled. i had 98 M3 and had a pretty good wreak, but they didn't total. It drove crappy at any thing above moderate driving, after the wreck.