s2000

Hi Anyone out there have any big complaints or comments about the Honda s2000. I am close to going for one over a more pratical WRX si or EVO. PS: I am old and drive like an old fart most of the time, but who can
resist a re visit to the speed of the mid 1960's
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My impression of the S2000 is that if you want power and speed out of that motor, you really gotta rev it high. It redlines at like 9500rpms.
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ride is rough but the seat is hard". The S2000 is difficult to compare to almost any other sports car. The chassis is superb for a rag-top and its price, the engine screams over 5000 rpm (and is lethargic below) and the build quality can't be beat. The problem is (IMHO) that it is too much automobile for dawdling around town; it belongs on a race track. I'm old as well and prefer the modern MR2. A Miata is OK if you don't have long legs. The big plus with the S2000 is that it is a high-status ride. Your friends will envy you even as they have concluded that you've lost your mind :) How about a '59 TR3? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1959-Triumph-TR3-A-FULLY-RESTORED_W0QQitemZ4569684055QQcategoryZ6469QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 13:47:46 -0500, "Enrico Fermi"

I was thinking more like a 1969 Datsun 2000.
I sat in the S2000 at the dealer, and while it might be a hoot to drive on the open road, the idea of driving it in traffic seems almost bizarre. When I see one on the freeway beside me, I always look carefully to see what kind of a goofball is driving. It's the automotive equivalent of a speedo, I'm not sure it's what looks good on old farts like me, too.
J.
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wrote:

place as then, so to speak. "Automotive equivalent of a speedo", Hey, you should be a paid writer! That is right up there with "Horse head in the bed" as far as imagery goes. If I get an S2000 I will not drive it without wearing very dark sunglasses and sucking my gut in at stop signs. Thanks J
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On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 15:21:20 GMT, "Michael Selin"

I've driven one and like it. Ergonomically it fits me well. I have been toying with the idea with buying one and the only real issue I have is that it is 100% made in Japan.
Maybe I'll buy a used one that's a year old? -- lab~rat >:-) Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
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why is that an issue?

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I generally only buy vehicles from N. America. You know, keep it in the family... -- lab~rat >:-) Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
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Socialist labour unions, artificially making vehicles more expensive by forcing wage deals for people at a level not in line with their levels of education and experiance.
I have quie a few friends who've got family working in car assembly plants elsewhere - the ford Escort/jag x-type plant in liverpol, and the vauxhall plant in ellesmere port (which includes the GM V6 engine plant) and they wish they were being paid as much as the unionised US auto assemblers. I looked into applying for work at the taurus plant in atlanta, but i really didn't like the working enviroment there. A very bad atmosphere. I'll go for a japan-assembled car any time - the work enviroment is much better, less hostiility in the air, less friction between the tiers, and people work better in such enviroments.
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Good. That'll work out fine for you. -- lab~rat >:-) Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
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lab~rat wrote:

If you believe what you typed above, you're delusional...
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Care to explain why? If I gave you a list of the last ten cars I've owned, you'd see that I DO only buy cars from N. America, with the possible exception of a piece of crap Starion, where I have no idea where it was hatched... -- lab~rat >:-) Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
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except the Prelude is a little more practical. The Acura RSX S is also a good alternative. But, cars like this should be driven -- run em up into the VTEC at least daily.
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Fantastic, you made my day :-)
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On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 22:09:02 +0100, "miner.-"

I believe that's called an Italian tuneup. Had to rev my old Alfa to the redline just to get to 60mph in ten seconds. Ah, those were the days!
J.
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I have an 06. In 04 they torqued up and regeared I find it civilized enough for everyday use, and fast, responsive and a little nuts if you keep it above 6500 rpm (second cam zone) Had a couple Preludes, nice rides, but dont miss the torque steer
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