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Honda S2000

Discussion in 'Motors' started by skimpybeardy, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. skimpybeardy

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    Hi guys,

    To all who have driven/owned or even know about the S2000, Can you let me know a little about them?. I have done abit of digging and looking at the GT versions.

    Apologies for my naivety as I have never driven one. Are the GT packs worth the extra Dosh??, How much should I expect to pay?, Hardtop/soft-top?anything to look out for?, recommended mod's?. Has anyone owned and then supercharged?. Go newer or older??

    I appreciate Google is my friend and I will be looking up on them, but a little info first hand would be welcomed :)

    Cheers
     
  2. ci_newman

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    Firstly, what is your budget? The facelift versions are well worth looking into - they ironed out some of the kinks and it's an overall better package.

    I haven't owned one, but I have driven one and a couple of friends own them :) It was a contender for when I was buying the Integra, but ultimately settled on something with more seats :D
     
  3. ScarySquirrel

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  4. L0rdMike

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  5. ci_newman

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    What Mike forgot to say was that he owns one :p
     
  6. L0rdMike

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    Thats me on the left.
     
  7. skimpybeardy

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    £8,500 - 11,000 budget. ideally under 10k, black, red & white look good.
     
  8. mk1_salami

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    I quite fancy an S2000 but couldn't help thinking it'd be too slow.

    Supercharged ones would take my interest though.
     
  9. mk1_salami

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    2004 Rotrex Supercharged one on Pistonheads but its a Cat D at £10k
     
  10. Begbie

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    Thinking about one as my next car too. So will keep an eye on this thread.
     
  11. danza

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    Surely a non-cat D with Rotrex would only cost a little more?

    /edit

    Ok, maybe not. That one you speak of is a BEAST!
     
  12. fonzee

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    quite an epic package, looks, power, noise, feel, gearbox, drive, meh, its got it all.

    AP1s are very nicely priced these days, i'd still opt for an AP2 though. Your budget should pick a nice GT yes.
     
  13. TomO

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    That pistonheads advert is odd, I was very impressed with a figure of 460bhp, but it doesn't make sense with those quoted figures 4.9 to 60 and 10.9 to 100 don't seem quick enough for that power with the weight of an S2000. (unless if was done in the wet or something!)
     
  14. thepharcyde

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    I thought the GT came with a hardtop standard?

    AP2 comes with traction control that is not a bad idea for a RWD car :)

    I worked with a guy who wrote his off within 50 miles of picking it up fracturing his mates pelvis "diesel" on the road apparently.

     
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  15. fonzee

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    they do.
     
  16. GinG

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    link? tried searching and never appeared...must fail!
     
  17. Fantom

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    Afaik your qouted info is for the American model but some similarities remain
     
  18. Durzel

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    GT will be cheaper on insurance too, even though the hardtop is removeable (go figure).
     
  19. Fantom

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    I haven't looked into s2k's for a while, can anyone say when VSA started being implimented as standard and the handling was "sorted out" in the UK model?
     
  20. rypt

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    I want an S2K, but they are still pretty expensive for even the early AP1s