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Old 06-11-2003, 08:56 AM
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S2000 in winter

I'm looking at buying an S2000... just one problem... Michigan winters. I was wondering if anybody in Michigan, or similarly crappy weathered place, has an S2000 for a daily driver. Anything would help, i really just want to know how bad it is in the snow. Thanks
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Old 06-19-2003, 03:59 PM
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crappy weather

Hellllllloooo! I'm from the Arctic circle! Actually since santa is so close to me I asked him for a S2000! I have never been towed, everytime i crash in a ditch i just spin my way out of just pick up my car because it is so small! But, seriously i live in Southern California and drive around with the top down during mid-winter. Michigan? Just play icehockey and drive a Zamboni! I wouldn't do it just move. Oh wait a snow plow would work too! GL............ Don't do drugs.
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Old 08-16-2003, 04:52 AM
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why would you do that 2 an S2000? Winter, cmon why would you be driving an S2K in Winter!
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Old 08-21-2003, 03:27 AM
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You can get all weather tires. Dunlop S 500 100$ a tire. All weather, wear rated (30,000 mi?) which is much better than 9,000 mi wear out of the Potenzas in the rear. You will lose some dry traction, but not horrible. If you drive sanely, it does fine in the snow. (Cleveland, OH 110" of snow last winter).
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Old 08-21-2003, 12:01 PM
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Like I said before Buy somthing cheep and AWD to drive in the winter somthing you don't care if it gets beat up and save the S2000 for the summer.
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Old 08-23-2003, 03:50 AM
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Or, buy all weather tires and drive the s.o.b.
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Old 10-08-2003, 10:04 PM
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I've read an article where they took a Lamborghini Gallardo through the snow on snow tyres....they didn't have too many problems.

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Old 10-09-2003, 07:44 AM
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Just a car...right

I agree that if you have a short winter or are in an area where you don't get much snow anything drives OK with a good set of snow tires. But why would you subject a nice car to the brutal conditions of winter driving, the paint will get destroyed from gravel the undercarrage/exaust will get rusted out from the salt. I grew up in Lk. Tahoe CA and now live in the middle of WV it is way to easy to buy a beater 10-15 year old Subaru with 200,000+ miles that will run forever, handles better than anything in the snow and is AWD for under $1,000. I guess if you want to re paint every spring (I have a frend back home that has a S4 that does) that is up to you, for me I'll let my S2000 take a break until mid May
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Old 10-10-2003, 05:43 AM
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It is just a car.
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Old 10-10-2003, 11:55 AM
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Last winter we got 600" of snow at my house.
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:56 PM
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Yo!

I am sure that it is hard to drive Rear wheel drive with snow.
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:59 PM
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dont do that to your car man.. i used to live in rape you in the *** hickville pa about an hour north of pittsburgh and my parents cars were dad: 98 bmw 540i rwd sucked in the snow but it never rusted from salt even though it was driven all winter by me lol and mom: 95 320sl convertible rwd rusted like crazy, (overpriced chrysler owned pos) i left my 01 prelude in the garage all winter cuz i didnt want another nice car with rust on it at the house especially one that new. so leave it inside all winter man dont do that to such a wonderful vehicle.




but now im in fl with an s2k and all i gotta worry about is hurricanes but one just hit us today and i went to the beach and got effed up by the rain and wind... man this florida weather is nuts
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:01 PM
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driving in snow

live in north Jersey
got alot of snow last winter
got thru 3 winters with my 2001 S2K
put Blizzax snows on all 4 wheels
50 lb bag of sand in trunk
and as long as the snow was below undercarraige clearance
had no problem EVEN ON HILLS
need a LIGHT foot on the pedals
and dont go near 1st gear
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:19 PM
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Smile s2000 in ohio nov through mar

Hello - I am new to this forum and have some questions specifically about driving an s2000 in ohio during the winter. I plan on driving from New Orleans to Dayton Ohio in November and staying through the winter - what are your suggestions with regard to car care, tires, etc during the time I am in Ohio? Anything will be helpful. Thanks.
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:38 AM
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I'd confirm what was said in the earlier posts here. These guys get loose just with rain and some oil on the road I could not imagine driving one in snow - even with snow tires.

Sure, it can be done but way too risky in my opinion. Buy a beater for the winter and sell it in the spring. Would lose less than buying tires and the potential body work.
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LOL! Classic.
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