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You are in the Honda S2000
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Honda S2000, Convertible
#596 of 638 Re: Collectable [fedlawman]
Jan 29, 2009 (3:35 pm)
Not really, I haven't personally heard of this being the last year but I heard it from a guy who is pretty reliable...must be BS based on your response
#597 of 638 Re: Collectable [FOHIO]
Jan 29, 2009 (7:17 pm)
In the s2ki.com (north texas chapter), there is a guy who posted stating this was the last year and the color choices were very limited. I think only Black for base and white for C/R. I guess a quick check to teh honda web site could validate the color choices. Rumors as to the last year of production have been lingering since at least 2005. Due to the economy and the killing of the new NSX, perhaps Honda will keep the S2K around a little bit longer.
#598 of 638 Re: Collectable [FOHIO]
Jan 29, 2009 (7:47 pm)
Well, Porsche stopped building the 914 in 1976. 30+ years later, I've yet to see a 914 at Barrett Jackson...
#599 of 638 Re: Collectable [fedlawman]
Jan 31, 2009 (3:21 pm)
You've got a point but I think the limited number of those will the Carrera engine still bring a good buck but they are hard to find. As for the Honda, I guess I'm a little bias since I own one but I still think it has a ton performance and handling technology for a reasonably priced sports car. The numbers sold in the US aren't that high thats why I thought they could someday be in demand. If they do go away I guess I could hang on to it for another 10-15 years and hope.....after all who would have thought that Studebakers would be collectable!
#600 of 638 Re: Collectable [FOHIO]
Jan 31, 2009 (5:51 pm)
If your S2000 has less than 10K miles on the odo, no blemishes whatsoever, and you hermetically seal it in a temperature and humidity controlled vault, then yeah, maybe it will be worth what you paid for it in 40 years.
#601 of 638 Re: Collectable [fedlawman]
Feb 02, 2009 (6:10 am)
... and that would be 40 years of missing out on a lot of fun.
#602 of 638 Re: Collectable [accelerator]
Feb 02, 2009 (10:36 am)
Yeah, don't try to preserve your S2000, it's too good a car to drive and enjoy. Quick steering, tight chassis, and great shifter were highlights for me. My only complaints during a 20 minute test drive - I had a hard time with heel and toe downshifts (pedal placement isn't what I'm used to), it was a little light on torque, and I found it hard to get the tail loose (too much tire in the back?).
Even so, it's about as good as it gets in a modern sports car.
#603 of 638 Re: Collectable [fedlawman]
Feb 02, 2009 (4:18 pm)
Sounds like you need a big block cobra if you like leaving your tires on the street on take off! I have only put 2000 miles on mine since I bought it last summer and really enjoy the handling and performance. I almost bought a Miata and thankfully didn't, the difference between the two is incredible when you hit 6000 RPM. I still am a little hesitant to routinly run this car between 6 & 9000 rpms because I'm an old muscle car guy who still worrys about blowing the thing up at those numbers! Everyone keeps telling me not to worry, I guess it will just take some time to adjust.
#604 of 638 Collectibility
Mar 24, 2009 (3:21 pm)
If anyone is going to collect the S2K, it's going to be us. Contrary to popular belief, there aren't hordes of Jay Lenos out there with gigantic garages and more money than they know what to do with. If you want to know what your S2K is going to be worth 50 years down the line, you need to be asking yourself.
#605 of 638 trade my '70 vette for a '02 S2K
Sep 13, 2010 (3:10 pm)
Hi all, I am seriously considering my '70 4 spd original vette for a '02 w/ 24K miles on it. On the surface it sounds ludicrous, right? Well my reasoning is the vette is a fantastic fun car with 40 year old problems. I want a fun RELIABLE sports car and the look and ride of the S2K is very appealing. Let me hear some pros and cons from Honda enthusiats. Thanks in advance. talk me in/out of it.