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Honda S2000, Convertible
#267 of 638 Re: Questions on storage... [anythngbutgm]
Aug 02, 2005 (10:26 am)
And my two cents on the advantages (or not) of storage:
I bought a 2002 Honda S2000 in November 2001. We live in DC and the car was parked outside. I did get a high quality car cover for periods when we traveled or I thought I wouldn't be driving the car for several days.
However, I did get many opportunities to drive the car thorughout the winter months and found myself lowering the top in anything over 45-50 degrees. I traded the car in May 2004 (30 months) with 18,000 miles on it and it had been driven a minimum of 200+ miles for every month I owned it. The finish on the car was perfect and I got "outstanding" trade in value.
My point is that the S2000 is not an exotic sports car that needs to be stored in the winter, at least not in the DC area. We also have a home on Lake Erie, and although their winters are much more severe, I don't think I'd formally store the car (we have an inside garage). The Honda service manager, who happened to own an S2000 himself, also advocated driving the car at least once every 3-4 weeks.
If you decide to store the car, that's your choice. But I don't think you should feel the need to.
Aug 02, 2005 (12:17 pm)
The place I am storing it has a "set and forget" condition. Meaning it will be stored with probably 20 vehicles and once it's in there, it doesn't come out until spring. I can't access to fire it up or take short trips with it.
I agree with the fact that the S2k is not a Porsche but even still, I'd like to take good care of it as best as possible. My wife and I were married in the car over July 4th weekend and would like to keep it as a token for future anniversaries. Sappy, I know but still it's still the sentiment of it.
Another reason is the salt and sand we use for our N.E. winters makes it difficult to keep the vehicle looking nice. I'll probably never trade the car for the reasons above and who knows? With the small numbers of these being built combined with the fact that they are hand built cars means there is a possibility of a collector status in say 20 years... I don't know. But I would like to take all the necessary measures to keep it in tip top shape. I am hoping to have my great room with a two or three car garage under built by next summer so I can store the car myself, but this year I don't have that luxury. For 300 bucks I can have the car stored in a heated garage from Nov 1st to April 1st. Not a bad deal IMO. And I can get an insurance break since I'll only put about 6,000 miles per year on it...
I'm lovin the S up until the winter hits. Heck even when it gets below freezing in Oct. I'll probably be driving with the top down!
Thanks for the input.
#269 of 638 Rear bumper issue in 2005 S2000?
Aug 02, 2005 (12:59 pm)
I just leased a brand new s2000 '05 model about a week ago. Everything with the car is fine except that the rear bumper cover doesn't sit flush with the body at the rear right taillight area. It juts out about 5 mm. I rushed to the dealer and had him check out the other S2000's in the lot and 'lo and behold' there was a gap in both these cars in exactly the same area as in my car.
I am beginning to think that this is due to an improper bumper size which is probably off in width by a teeny amount enough to mess up the fit.
Could any other 05' owners look for this and reply is you find the same thing. Possibly if this is common enough we might be able to get honda to release a TSB to fix this.
#270 of 638 Re: Rear bumper issue in 2005 S2000? [naveen75]
Aug 05, 2005 (12:30 pm)
I got my S2000 last week and it has the same exact problem. Looks like its a quality issue with the í05s. Iím taking it back to the dealer in about a week to be fixed Ė Iíll keep you posted on what they say.
#271 of 638 Re: Rear bumper issue in 2005 S2000? [naveen75]
Aug 05, 2005 (2:36 pm)
Just bought 05. Has same gap.
#272 of 638 Re: Rear bumper issue in 2005 S2000? [naveen75]
Aug 05, 2005 (11:37 pm)
Have the same problem with mine. Been to the dealer twice. Both times the dealer got it to set flush, but it would pop back out by the time I got home. Saw the same condition on 3 others at the dealer.
#273 of 638 Cigarette Lighter 05 S2K
Aug 06, 2005 (8:51 am)
Anyone know of conversion of power outlet to lighter?
#274 of 638 rear bumper in 2005
Aug 07, 2005 (4:51 pm)
have 2004 with 26000 mi just looked at taillights closely and noted both r and l are not flush .so there is improvement in 05.no big deal didnt notice till read this.no problems so far.
#275 of 638 rear bumper in 05
Aug 07, 2005 (5:07 pm)
i was at dealer in nj sat for routine maint. and checked out 2 other 2000s and they also had the r taillight gap.as i said earlier dont think major issue but if wrong please post .would appreciate. also a tip for new owners the orig tires reo50s seem to go fast .mine at 16500,maybe to treadweaer140.now using bridgestoneso3s,and at 10000 midealer said little wear and holding up well.they also seem to have better wet traction and only minimal lossof dry.they have differenttread pattern,tractionaa,instead of a,like on o5os.
Aug 08, 2005 (8:24 pm)
How does the S2000 rate as a daily driver in the NE? Does anyone have experience with snows in a few inches of the wt stuff? I know that summer tires drive like rocks once the temps get below 35 or so anyway so it's probably a good idea to change here.
Is the new stereo good, bad, indifferent? Is the car warm in the winter with the standard top? How is it for long drives of 2-3 hrs?
Thank you for any and all input.