Boy that's a cute car.
Without knowing statistics or anything, provided there was a roll bar or some other form of roll protection, I would be ok with it. The "just around town" argument doesn't really stand for me, as most collisions occur within a mile of home. I know what you mean, though, not out on the highway at 70 mph. It's cute. I'd probably go for it provided there was roll protection on the car. Especially as we use a tall Wizard which provides the height Piper would need above her head as well as TSIP.
You have made some very good points, thanks for your input. I am just thinking about things flying around in a car crash. Glass, car parts, items from inside the car, etc.... Ok, I guess we will keep it on the list of preferred cars.....I agree with Wendy that a rollbar would put me at ease. However, off the top of my head I have to question that the openness is not a problem. Most parts of the car help absorb energy when there's a crash. The less car, the less stuff to absorb the energy. There must be studies on this. On the other hand, with the top down and the windows rolled down there would be less glass breakage too. But I think the energy argument is a stronger one.
I'm not a new-car-tester, so take my post with a grain of salt. I do know that it takes them years to test a car. They have to test it in all seasons, for example, and they don't typically ship them to the other hemisphere to do this... There must be good data on performance of convertibles in crashes.
Hey, you're right about that. With the top down, if you accidentally have any hard toys in the car that you shouldn't have, chances are in a crash, especially a rollover, they'll just fly out rather than bounce off the roof and hit the passengers. But that's speculation, and a minor point.I am just thinking about things flying around in a car crash. Glass, car parts, items from inside the car, etc....
Hey Jeanum, I'm already on top of that. Thanks for thinkin' of the thread!! I stayed awake until 1:00am last night reading my new Motor Trend that just came in the mail. Of course I couldn't put it down until I read my fav's on the Final List for Car of the Year! I am going to do a post about the new Hyundai and Kia.Melissa/Lovinwaves, FYI, the new January issue of Car and Driver has a review of the Eos. I haven't even had a chance to read the article but noticed the blurb on the cover and remembered your thread here, lol. You may want to seek a copy out. I don't know if you can view C&D reviews online at www.caranddriver.com, or if it's by subscription only, but wanted to let you know.
OH My, yes we have total opposite husbands.LOL!! I can't really say I wish DH wasn't sooo into cars, because then he would never understand my obsession LOL!LOL, my DH is so not into cars and doesn't care what he drives as long as he has enough head room, but he's always trying to upgrade or replace the computer/video game system/electronic whatever. He's a geek who views his car as an appliance and necessary evil, lol. I even taught him how to drive after we were married, lol.
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