Last post on Sep 02, 2011 at 2:21 PM
You are in the Honda S2000
What is this discussion about?
Honda S2000, Convertible
Mar 05, 2005 (9:25 pm)
I have a 2001 S2000 and love it. But I hate Hondas decision to use a vynal window that year. Starting in 02 I think they went to the glass window in the back. My question is, can I replace the one I have with and later models rear window. I noticed the back window “section” zips out on my 01. I would think they should swap. Now for the tough question….
Where can I find just the window and how much should this part cost me. I called 2-3 dealers and they could not find that part in there system and sounded like they didn’t even think it was separate. I don’t belive replacing say a busted back window is going to require dumping your life savings on replacing a rag top. Can I get some much needed help???????
#204 of 638 Re: Rough shift - grinding [motis]
Mar 10, 2005 (7:00 am)
I have an MY04 S2000, and it still chunks between first and second, particularly when the car is cold. Once it warms up, the chunkiness fades away. The behavior seems to be common (see the forums at s2ki.com for more).
#205 of 638 After 2005, what's next?
Mar 10, 2005 (8:14 pm)
I've test driven the 2005 S2000 several times and I've heard from the dealer that 2005 is supposedly the last year for the S2000. Is this true? Has there been any talk about what's next? I've checked all over the web and found zip, not even a concept car. The dealer mentioned that Honda likes to change body styles every 5-6 years. If that's true, then the S2000's due for a facelift soon. Gimme the scoop.
#206 of 638 Re: [habitat1]
Mar 11, 2005 (7:44 am)
Just a query - where did you fit the rear speakers in your S2000? Bought my S2000 a month ago, and tried taking several panels off to put in a decent set of 6x9's, only to find they're as shallow as an eyelid.
And just for info, I bought mine with a hardtop which is why I need 6x9's - can't hear the stereo otherwise...
#207 of 638 Re: After 2005, what's next?
Mar 11, 2005 (12:20 pm)
My sources tell me that the S2000 will be history.
Apparently Honda is making more money selling minivans, SUVs and old "stand-bys" than they can with the roadster product.
I can only hope that they would reconsider.
S2000 is my toy!!
#208 of 638 considering an '02 S2000, anything to look for?
Mar 11, 2005 (12:34 pm)
Hello Honda roadster enthusiasts. I will be sad to see the S2000 go after this model year, according to toydriver. But, I hope the manufacturer support continues for parts and such.
Getting to my topic, I'm very seriously considering the purchase of a 2002 model with 31,000 miles. I've read about the possible gear griding to look for, and the convertible latch to watch out for too. Anything else I should make special note of before spending 22K on this car? I don't believe in 'extended warranties', so I want to make sure the car is in good shape before it comes into my possession. I plan on taking it to a trusted mechanic to give it a thorough once-over. Just thought y'all might have some pointers on things to check. Thanks in advance!
Mar 16, 2005 (8:04 am)
Looking at purchasing an '05 S2K and am debating whether or not to get the hartop. Anyone have one and can offer an opinion as to pros/cons? Live in Washington, DC metro area.
#210 of 638 question on indash player
Mar 16, 2005 (1:40 pm)
hello s2k forum. i am interested in purchasing an s2k soon but i want to install an indash player that has a motorized monitor. it appears that theres not enough room for operation. do any of you have a monitor or have encountered this problem? any solutions or help is greatly appreciated. VR, grant
Mar 28, 2005 (9:44 pm)
I just bought my s2000 its an 01' red 50,000 miles When the top is up there is alot of wind noise where the top meets with the top of the wind shield, I was wondering if any of you veteren s2k owners know any tircks or something I can do to reduce this noise, I would appreciate any help thank
#212 of 638 Re: Wind noise top up
Mar 29, 2005 (10:14 am)
I have '01 (also red-best color!)with 22K mi that I bought used last summer. I also noticed the noise last fall when I started driving the car with the top up.
Interestingly, there is a Honda Service Bulletin about this problem #01-037. Honda recommends replacing the striker plates (metal plates located at the upper corner of the A pillars that connect to the soft top) with "hard top" strikers.
Apparently, the hard top strikers are more substantial than the original equipment.
I have scheduled my car with the Honda dealer next week to have this work done.
I will let you know if it takes care of the noise.
(price quote approx. $80 for set of two and $150 labor). If this "cures" the noise, I'll be a happy camper.
In my opinion, the car needs to be driven with the top down anyway.
Great car! Love the VTECH!!