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You are in the Honda S2000
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Honda S2000, Convertible
#292 of 638 Re: Proper Break In [pelequero]
Aug 19, 2005 (10:06 am)
I agree with kyfdx, but would even go one step further. Put the requirement that the car not be test driven in writing , have them sign it and attach it to the sales contract. As for the "what if" in the event it is test driven, I'd specify that you can terminate the contract for a full refund or accept a $1,000 additional discount, at your election (not theirs). This will certainly raise their eyebrows, but screw them. The car is enroute and their is no reason whatsoever it should ever be test driven by anybody but you.
If you're too nice of a guy to normally take such a position, blame me as your "advisor". The guys at your dealership may be the best, highest integrity Honda dealers out there, but I have had personal experiences with ones that aren't. When I was shopping for my 2002, I had one salesman throw the keys to me and tell me to "let it rip" on a S2000 that was sitting in front of their showroom. When I returned, he informed me that that particular car wasn't available, it had been sold and was awaiting pick-up the following day. Needless to say, I didn't buy from Pohanka Honda in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
It's better to come across as someone that is prudent and knowledgable - and even a bit anal - than to have something occur that starts off your S2000 experience on the wrong foot. Good luck.
Sep 06, 2005 (11:05 pm)
i just recently graduated college and wanted to reward myself with a new car. i've narrowed my choices to a z3 3.0 and a 2002+ s2000. im leaning on the s2000 only because i've heard its more of a driver's car. however, i haven't had the opportunity to sit in one yet. im about 6'1" 210 pounds...and i was wondering if you think i will have any trouble fitting in an s2000. sometime this week i plan on visiting the local honda dealership so that i can sit in one and hopefully, test drive it across the entire powerband. in the meantime, i would appreciate any of your thoughts.
#294 of 638 Future for S2000
Sep 10, 2005 (3:05 pm)
Gentlmen and ladies, has anyone heard the rumor that the S2000 will be "re-packaged" as a Acura model ??? If so, when ? 2006 ?
What changes could we anticipate - besides a bump in price ??
#295 of 638 Re: Daily driver? [habitat1]
Sep 16, 2005 (4:56 pm)
Would you mind giving me details on the rear speakers you speak of? Was this an add-on you did yourself using non-Honda headrest speakers? What do you mean by "pre-installed?"
Thanks for any info. I purchased a car today that supposedly had the headrest speakers included but when I arrived to check out the car, I found that I had been misinformed. The price they gave me sounded too high ($850, supposedly their cost???) to take the chance of not knowing how they would actually sound.
#296 of 638 Re: buying an s2000 [mys2000]
Sep 16, 2005 (5:03 pm)
Do you know what the dealer's cost was for the headrest speakers? I was told $375 for the speakers and after labor, a total of $850. This sounded ridiculous for an at-cost price.
Thanks for any info.
#297 of 638 Re: Daily driver? [moxie1]
Sep 16, 2005 (7:38 pm)
Check out link title
I bought Polk speakers installed by them into panels that replace the black vent panels behind the seats. Took me about 1.5 hours to install them, start to finish, with excellent instructions and photos provided by Lucid Automotive. They worked very well, at a fraction of the cost you are being quoted for the headrest speakers - approximately $250 form my memory.
#298 of 638 Re: Daily driver? [habitat1]
Sep 17, 2005 (5:47 am)
OK - thanks so much for clarifying. I kind of figured it out after checking their website, and now I understand that they come already in the panels. That doesn't sound like too complicated. Presently, they have Kenwood, Panasonic and JVC. I guess they aren't offering the Polk any longer, which sound like a great choice. I'll have to check into the sound quality of the others.
#299 of 638 Re: cabin space [freewhitetshrt]
Sep 27, 2005 (10:56 pm)
You will know your getting into a pure sports car.
With the top down, its much easier
#300 of 638 Re: Daily driver? [moxie1]
Oct 03, 2005 (11:19 am)
For after market headrest speakers, go to s2ki.com. Someone on that site fabricates speaker boxes that go in the headrests and can accomodate much better speakers than you can get from Honda and at a much lower price. Everyone on that site that has purchased them raves about them.
#301 of 638 Want to buy an early model S2000
Oct 03, 2005 (8:01 pm)
I drove a 2004 S2000 at a dealer and fell in love, however my budget is limited.
I noticed 2000 and 2001 S2000s are below $20k, and in some cases around $15k, so I am looking to buy one in the next 3 months.
Any recommendations on what to look for in a $20k S2000 ? What mechanical problems should i look for? Someone mentioned gear grinding between 1st and 2nd gear... any other issues?
Thanks, i love these cars
BTW, I own a 2004 Honda Element, which I will be keeping to haul the kids around