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Old 02-01-2015, 04:56 PM
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My daughter is approaching driving age and I am considering letting her drive the S2000. I know it might not be a good idea for a teenage boy, but for a VERY responsible girl I think it could be OK. My biggest worry is the overall safety of the car. It is an 03, all stock. No traction or stability control. The S2000 is a great platform to learn how to drive, how to really drive. If you don't rev it, it is quite tame, and I have little concern that she would drive irresponsibly. I'm more concerned about all the other people on the road and the car's overall safety. What do you think? Bad idea?
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Just to clarify - you're saying you'll let your teenage daughter drive the S2000 by herself?
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C'mon.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by caraficionado View Post
Just to clarify - you're saying you'll let your teenage daughter drive the S2000 by herself?
Yeah, so? What's the issue?

I've let more of my friends who are girls and my girlfriend drive my car than I have dude friends, I'm 22 and all my friends are from 19-25. If a guy wants to drive my car it's because he wants to drive it how you or I would, to experience what the car can do. All the girls are like "omg it's convertible and cute, I want to cruise under the sun/stars" and they drive it like a Caddy, lol.

TL;DR: Girls are more careful to not abuse the car, yes they don't take care of a car like we do, but there won't be threads of "I hit VTEC in 1st around a bend and binned it."
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Originally Posted by caraficionado View Post
Just to clarify - you're saying you'll let your teenage daughter drive the S2000 by herself?
Yes, it would be her primary car. Again, she is a VERY responsible person. I have no concern about how she would drive the car. The S2000 is easy to drive and handles very well, contributing to its safety. It is not some fire-breathing 500HP torque monster. The S2000 is like a Miata when driven non-aggressively, not a fast car.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:26 PM
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The s2k is not a good first car no matter the gender. The reasons are obvious. Buy a Civic and then move up.
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First car? No.
Why not buy her a civic? Or a cruze with dem fancy bluetooth doohickys?
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The s2k is not a good first car no matter the gender. The reasons are obvious. Buy a Civic and then move up.
What makes a Civic a better first car?
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Originally Posted by 6sigma View Post
Originally Posted by Mark355' timestamp='1422843980' post='23489880
The s2k is not a good first car no matter the gender. The reasons are obvious. Buy a Civic and then move up.
What makes a Civic a better first car?
Like you already said.
No traction or stability control.
And this:

Accompanying story
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Its fwd, its cheaper, its bigger, and its more economical. The civic also has extra seats which she can haul her belongings in. Boys won't ask to drive her car, she won't have to worry about slowly going over large speed bumps, and getting car dings.
Some major concerns would be your daughters ability to drive safely in bad weather conditions: hydroplaning or sliding the rear end out. What if she gets into accident? That's a lot of money down the drain. I simply think the price tag is just to high for a first car. Keep it around 2,600$-4,000$.
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