Last post on Sep 15, 2010 at 7:55 PM
You are in the Honda S2000
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Honda S2000, Convertible
#606 of 615 Re: trade my '70 vette for a '02 S2K [ghhutch]
Sep 14, 2010 (6:11 am)
Bottom line, do it. Unless you like working under the hood and some people do. When the weather is right, it is great to just go out, turn the key - err, push the start button, lower the top (lowers in about 8 seconds) and off you go. The safety features of the S2000 Vs. the vette, the fuel efficiency, the care-free maintenance. Plus the S2000 has a pretty big fan base and as such, you can google S2000 forums and you'll find forums with wealth of information. My S2000 is a 2007 so I'm not sure if there were any bugs that plagued teh 2002 models but a quick search through a forum could definitely tell you. If the ride is too rough in the 2002, you could try a tire with a little bit softer sidewall and that would help. Also, if you plan on driving on snow, get snow tires. The summer tires are just too hard to get any traction when it gets that cold. I suspect though the vette/S2000 is just a weekend car though I bet that would change if you go with the S2000.
Bottom line, I doubt you'll find that many people in an S2000 forum who will talk you out of an S2000.
#607 of 615 Re: trade my '70 vette for a '02 S2K [accelerator]
Sep 14, 2010 (2:57 pm)
Thanks,I didnt expect to get anyone who wouldnt encourage the S2K, but thought maybe someone has had both, and they could relate their experience. It is a weekend car only on dry days, if theres a hint of rain in the forecast, I dont drive it.
#608 of 615 Re: trade my '70 vette for a '02 S2K [ghhutch]
Sep 14, 2010 (3:05 pm)
Something else, I'm sure the Vette is somewhat still of a "hot" item so I would imagine you could get more money for it selling it in the AutoTrader or one of those specialty magazines. You may also see if there is a classic car show in your area. Clean it up, show up and stick a for sale sign on it and you might just get a buyer. Just a thought.
Let us know what you decide.
#609 of 615 Re: trade my '70 vette for a '02 S2K [ghhutch]
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 14, 2010 (3:55 pm)
What about an '02 Vette?
Just wondering.. the S2000, while fast, is pretty gutless for just cruising around town with the top down.. (IMHO).
#610 of 615 Re: trade my '70 vette for a '02 S2K [kyfdx]
Sep 14, 2010 (4:21 pm)
I'd actually recommend a 2004 GTO unless convertible is a must. 29mpg highway and faster than your old Vette ever dreamed of going. Nothing wrong with a new Vette, either, but the GTO is a very under-appreciated car.
#611 of 615 Re: trade my '70 vette for a '02 S2K [kyfdx]
Sep 15, 2010 (6:15 am)
How many vettes do you have????
For around town driving, I've never had any problem pulling out in front of the pack from a stop light and if I get left behind, it isn't usually by much. But then again, in the city where people are usually nearby, how fast and how much grunt are you wanting? You can spin the tires if that if what you are wanting to do... just be sure to turn off the traction control. Trying to bark the tires and having the TC kick in is just embarrassing. One thing I like about the S2000 is the belt-line. I read this in another review for the Nissan but it stuck with me and that is you dont look like a lego character in a car. You see enough of your shoulders and the sides are low enough where you can rest your arm on the side if you want to get some sun on your arm. For my height, I couldn't do this in most other convertibles. The miata was a lot of fun but just too small for my preference.
#612 of 615 Re: trade my '70 vette for a '02 S2K [plekto]
Sep 15, 2010 (6:17 am)
GM did do a good job with the GTO, true. IMO, I wouldn't view a GTO as a weekend car though. For me, it'd probably become the daily driver. That kind of low end torque is addictive.
#613 of 615 Re: trade my '70 vette for a '02 S2K [accelerator]
Sep 15, 2010 (9:25 am)
I'm a fan of the GTO, but I'm not looking for a daily driver, or the insurance premium. The vette is strictly a weekender, driven on curvy, country back roads, thats where its the most fun. One other point to mention is that I have historical plates and classic car insurance for under $200 a year.
#614 of 615 Re: trade my '70 vette for a '02 S2K [accelerator]
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 15, 2010 (7:55 pm)
How many vettes do you have????
Well... hang on.. let me count.... NONE!
But.. the last one I drove had 505 HP!! And, the OP already has one... that's why I mentioned it.. The S2000 just isn't what I would pick to replace a '70 Vette... that's all...