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Honda S2000, Convertible
#203 of 420 Re: 2006 Honda S2000 [fatmike]
Apr 22, 2006 (8:07 pm)
I am in the West and I got it for a good price ($30,995 *destination charge included*) for 2005 Christmas
Delivery. I think its because of the competetion with toomany dealers in the same city.
Here is what I did, I got Honda dealers ZIP codes from Honda Website within 100 miles radius (I am in LA) and tried to get quotes from them by their internet dept. I used EDmunds and Carsdirect for this. I got quotes from 20 dealers. I went and picked up my S2K within a week from my local Honda dealer as he was ready to beat any price quote I received by emails, finally it was for 30,995 which is less than invoice.
Driving this car is addictive and I cant stop driving it,,and I am not complaining!
#204 of 420 Re: Price Paid in Washington, DC [csium]
May 02, 2006 (6:49 pm)
We live near Washington, DC and he called six dealers in West Virginia. He bought from Lester Raines Honda
in Charleston, WV. He had to rent a car to get there, but the dealer paid for it and he dropped his kid off at a nearby college.
He also looked at Houston, TX were prices are reported to be much lower for some reason nobody can explain?
Neither a trade nor financing were involved.
The Washington, DC dealers were at least $800 higher with Tyson's Honda offering the highest quote..of course.
May 07, 2006 (12:37 pm)
went to the honda dealer here in winnipeg,canada yesterday to look at the fit. of course they had none, but i checked out a new s2000. list price here is 51,000 cdn dollars so even with the 6.1% cdn govt duty but with a 90 cent cdn dollar us canadians get jerked around for about 10,000 dollars. they do that up here on corvettes and porches too. why? just the principle of it makes me not want to buy, and i can easily afford it.
#207 of 420 Re: Closing out the 2005's [empress229]
May 13, 2006 (4:59 pm)
EBAY!!!! That's where I bought mine - 2005 S2000 Silverstone - $28K, 80 miles....I hate haggling......
May 13, 2006 (9:19 pm)
I would love some advise. I am in between a Subaru WRX STI or a 2006 S2000. I might move to colder climates soon and I can't decide which car would be a better fit.
I love to drive open, but I also love the power of the WRX. Would you think you get tired of the acceleration and the power of a WRX vs the ability to drive top down? I also assume a S2000 would be safer and quicker in wet or snowy areas, since it comes with stability control.
Please let me know your experience or opinions.
#209 of 420 Re: S2000 vs WRX STI [patrikhorstman]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 14, 2006 (7:11 am)
Stability control or not... I would think that an AWD vehicle with more ground clearance would be "safer and quicker" in snowy areas...
I don't know if the STI comes with all-season tires or summer rubber.. If it is summer rubber, you'll need different tires for winter driving (as you would with the S2000).
If you only have one car... I would think the STI would be the better choice in colder climates.. (have you checked insurance rates?)
#210 of 420 S2000 2005 left overs and 2006
May 15, 2006 (8:30 pm)
I’m from South California and I bought mine last weekend after researching this model for two weeks.
Here are some helpful hints
The MSRP is $34600 but almost all the dealers will sell it at invoice. The interesting stuff is that two dealerships agreed to sell it in $29700, which is $1300 below invoice.
If you want to lease and have high credit score you can get the car for 36m/12K with money factor of 0.0069…this will make monthly payments below $330 (before tax), and minimum drive off (first month + DMV fees)… awesome deal!
I went with 2005. You can still find dozens of them around the continent. Don’t offer more than $26000, Honda has some hidden incentive to the dealerships.
This car is a blast! I almost bought MX-5 which is better to drive (I guess because of lighter chassis) but the safety is questionable. I tried the Z4 but it only felt “sporty” where the S2000 is real “sport car”…it reminds me the days of racing Formula Renault in Europe
#211 of 420 S2000 Lease offer.
May 16, 2006 (9:55 am)
This is my first time leasing and I was curious on the deal I'm getting.
According to the money factor I'm at preferred credit at .00109 with no down payment or .00099 with one.
2k Total out the door.
630 of that is "down payment"
Puts my payments to 395 a month including 7.75 taxes.
He said to get my payments to 350 a month the downpayment would need to be 2084 and a total out the door cost of 3546.98.
I belive the price i'm getting is 31569 a month.
Looking for some help here
good deal? ok deal?
#212 of 420 Re: S2000 Lease offer. [cmcnamara]
May 16, 2006 (12:13 pm)
Doesn't sound like a good deal.
Which part of the country you are living in?