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Honda S2000, Convertible
#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!!
Mar 29, 2005 (3:49 pm)
I just posted some photos of a supercharged S2000 built by SRM Performance in San Rafael, California in our new "Speedshop Board" here at Edmunds.
It's a very tidy installation, and the car jumped from a stock HP dyno reading of 174HP to a new dyno reading of 307HP.
Here's the link if you want to take a look.
SpeedShop Forum on Supercharged S2000
#214 of 638 S2Kmaniac81 Re: Windnoise Top up
Apr 08, 2005 (5:42 pm)
Re: Post # 211
Just had the Honda upgrade for the striker plates done by the dealer and it has CURED the wind noise and rattle from the soft top around the windshield on my '01 S2000.
As I mentioned earlier this is from Honda Service Bulletin # 01-037
The new (hard-top) striker plates are designed differently and provide a latch for the hook on the soft top to clamp to. The OEM part was worn and no longer provided a solid closure. Cost $80 for parts and one hour of labor. Total under $200.
Highly recommend this upgrade done if anyone with older S2K is having this problem.
#215 of 638 XM Radio
Apr 27, 2005 (5:45 pm)
Has anyone purchased the XM radio option? If so, how much did you pay with installation?
Is there a less expensive aftermarket version?
Apr 28, 2005 (7:18 pm)
Don't know anything about Honda's XM but I would rather get something like this since you can use it anywhere:
#217 of 638 Re: XM radio [gsolman6]
Apr 29, 2005 (4:51 am)
How would this Delphi XM unit hook up to the S2000 which is XM ready. Would the sound quality be the same vs. dealer installed where they mount the XM antenna to the trunk of the car? Thanks.