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#330 of 638 Re: Longevity of Tires and Gas Mileage [artcb]
Feb 14, 2006 (11:36 am)
I had a 2002 upon which I put 18,000 miles in 2.5 years before trading the car. The rear tires were near the end of their life and the fronts probably had 7,000 miles left. I drove pretty reasonably. For what it's worth, I put new tires on my TL 6-speed at 19,000 miles, so getting 20-25k out of a Honda S2000 is not bad. The guys at Tire Rack can give you the best replacement tire advice - call them.
Overall, I averaged about 23 mpg, with a heavy mix of city and highway. On pure highway runs of 200+ miles at 75 mpg, I got between 28 and 32 mpg. Pretty good considering the EPA highway estimate was 26.
Tire replacement and gas mileage are certainly factors to consider in evaluating the overall cost of ownership. But also consider that, in 2.5 years and 18k+ miles, I spent less than $300 in total maintenance, including 4 Mobil One oil changes. And, probably most importantly, the car holds it's value exceptionally well.
The S2000 is probably the most prudent way to get serious sports car performance at a reasonable price. Something like a Miata would be cheaper if you are going to "nurse" a car along, but the S2000 is in a different performance league and approaches the Boxster S. So sneak the keys away from your wife every once in awhile and enjoy it for what it's designed for.
#331 of 638 Re: Longevity of Tires and Gas Mileage [artcb]
Feb 16, 2006 (6:10 am)
Everything habitat mentioned applies here as well. I only have 4700 miles on my 04' so I am a ways away from my first tire replacment, but 15k is a good mark to expect from what I hear. Drive it harder and that number goes down, but drive it sanely (like I do) and you may be able to milk a few extra miles.
My mileage before I put her away for the winter was about 24 mpg for my around town commute with a few highway blasts here and there, and I managed 30! mpg on a tank of mostly highway miles through the back roads of NH and Vermont.
BTW, if you happen to have access to an area like this, you'll find that the attributes of the S2000 really shine. A truely rewarding experience.
Anxiously counting the days until Springtime...
#332 of 638 Re: Longevity of Tires and Gas Mileage [anythngbutgm]
Feb 16, 2006 (8:34 am)
Here, in Houston, there is really no winter, you can drive it all year long. In fact I drove it to work today with the top down.
2006 Red S2000
Feb 16, 2006 (9:26 am)
How do you like your 06'? I haven't driven the new model yet so I am curious how the DBW is for feedback. I hear the new seats are quite comfy even though they are more generic design.
S2ki N.E. still has no 06's in the club yet. Congrats!
Feb 16, 2006 (1:28 pm)
The '06 is awesome and comfortable, however I didn't have an earlier model so I don't have anything to compare to.
The DBW seems to provide good feedback, but I haven't even gotten the engine broken in yet so I am still driv'n easy.
I have DBW on a 2005 Accord 6-speed and the S2000 seems to have better, quicker feedback response.
Cruis'n Double sixes,
#335 of 638 Re: ^ [midnightcowboy]
Feb 17, 2006 (6:06 am)
Accord 6-speeder. Nice compliment for your S.
The wife has been looking at TL's for a Summer/Fall purchase. She had a 2000 Accord V6 coupe that she raves about daily. Maybe I should steer her into the new one as well...
#336 of 638 Re: ^ [anythngbutgm]
Feb 20, 2006 (3:22 pm)
All, my 1st tank (assuming the Dealer DID fill 'er up) showed about 23.3 mpg...new '06 S2000, still being mostly gentle, around town...
Guess I'm new, what's DBW? thx...
#337 of 638 Re: ^ [midnightcowboy]
Feb 20, 2006 (3:40 pm)
Was seriously looking at '05s, drove 3 of 'em, for 10 - 20 mi each...the '06 (must be the seats?) felt significantly "larger" that the '05, my wife felt the same way. Don't know how, as the internal dimns are all the same, but...
Feb 20, 2006 (7:42 pm)
DBW - Drive By Wire. Electronic throttle on 2006. It seems to be repsonsive though.
Caution on Invidia exhaust the hangers must have changed for 2006s if you hook upo the resonator rubber grommet, it pulls the exhaust to the frame, rattle at idel and bad bad resonance at 5K RPM. If you reposition the rubber grommet to be between the hanger it corrects the problem. Ran a wire through a warpped around each hanger so that it won't shift.
Rick's Voodoo shift crome shift knob is awesome lowers shfter by almostr an inch.
#339 of 638 Invoice for '06 S2000
Feb 21, 2006 (4:42 am)
Please assist with my attempt to verify Invoice price for '06 S2000 of $30,633(Edmunds) + $550(shipping)= $31,183. I have read another post stating Invoice for '06 is $31,333.49 and hold-back is $1,021.50, with the statement, "dealership has $30,311.99 invested in the car." I may make on offer in March for an '06. Also, I called Honda 'customer assistance' to learn when the last batch of '06 S2000s would be produced in Japan, and none of assistants could confirm that 2006 was last year for S2000. Thank you in advance and best regards.