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I had a front tire blowout at 40K miles while going 80 mph! (I was in a hurry and on the freeway.) The handling was not a problem. Obvious noise but no jarring or pulling of the steering wheel. I knew that something was wrong with the tire and as I slowed, I figured out that it was a tire by the sound as it got louder as I slowed. So my only concern was possible rim damage to the aluminum rims while coming to a stop since I had nearly no tire as it shredded pretty good.
The rims were definitely scratched but did not show to be out of round at all when I had a new tire put on it. I specifically ensured that the tire store checked the rim for balance.
'00 manual Insight 1487