Clyde told me that the Elise posted better crash results than the Esprit.FederalElise said:It's a 2000lb car and sits pretty low. So how safe is it? Is the tubular Aluminium as safe as it's rumored to be? Any facts and figures?
Thanks a million
(who, after a back accident, nees to justify to family that Elise is safe enough)
That is entirely possible and I would expect it actually, but that is an Elise hitting a fixed object. In that type of crash the car only has to manage its own kinetic energy. With its chassis strength to weight ratio it should shine in these types of tests. However in the real world these types of impacts rarily happen. I would be more concerned about the Excursion bumper (which happens to be about temple high when your sitting in the Elise) that has 6000lbs of steel following it with a trophy wife at the helm fixing her lipstick.mopalak said:Clyde told me that the Elise posted better crash results than the Esprit.
I agree. I think that the Elise will complement my Dodge diesel very well. The Elise will be a great daily driver, but I won't be able to fit much plywood, firewood, gravel or just about anything else in it.OneFastMiata said:Public Service Announcement before anyone vilifies me.
I have a giant sport utility for hauling dogs, race cars, jet ski's and maybe kids....Im not just some dweeb who wanted the biggest truck on the road so I can get groceries. I got a Navigator because its cushy too...and sometimes when you have a bunch of tiny race cars without air, harsh rides, and spartan cramped interiors you enjoy having ONE airconditioned couch on wheels to ride in on occassion