I don't know about others ...and I've heard wildly ranging opinions about driving our Loti in the rain. :shrug:
About a year ago I put the first 1000 miles on my new Elise driving the 5 Freeway in Los Angeles between Orange County and Sylmar (about 75 miles one way). Standard Yokohama A048’s all around.
That week we had record rainfalls every day. I mean it was HEAVY. -eek-
I loved it!!
…and one day I made record time from Orange County to my house. :evil:
My personal mantra is “don’t do anything sudden or dramatic” …nice and gentle movements, accelerations, braking …and keep your eyes on everything around you …and ahead of you …and behind.
I was still getting used to how the car handled but wasn’t afraid of doing some seriously spirited driving that week. …okay, someone slap me for being a bad boy. :no:
…but I thought the car handled superbly in the rain. No leaks, the defroster worked great, and a great wiper. Sure I was hydroplaning here and there but as long as I wasn’t doing anything sudden during the loss of contact it didn’t bother me. :up:
Now I’m not encouraging this type of behavior. …but I wasn’t the least bit worried about the car doing something unusual. I’ve come to find that the car will do pretty much whatever you make it do. …you just have to know it’s range. :shift: