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Honda S2000, Convertible
#371 of 420 Re: Got my s2000! [legendguy1]
Jul 13, 2008 (6:09 am)
Please share the details of your deal. Thanks!
Jul 14, 2008 (6:06 am)
I contacted my agent, and for me (married, 35, home owner, clean record):
BMW is and increase of + $21.62 over 6 months.
Ininity G37 is a decrease of - $9.11 over 6 months.
I selected the BMW convertible version for this price quote. The G37 is only available as a coupe so that actually makes sense to me that it is cheaper. I'm curious what your rates changes would be.
#373 of 420 Re: Insurance Rates [accelerator]
Jul 14, 2008 (10:28 am)
I checked with my agent and the S2000 now carries a higher "IRG" number than the G37 so the insurance is more. In my case it is $5.36 per month higher. I am an "old man", married, multi-car discount, multi-line discount, safe driver discount, etc.
Both of the cars are covered the same, the only difference is the rating (risk factor) which makes the S cost more.
The S used to be cheaper to insure than my other new cars like the RX-8 (gone) and the M5 (gone, but no duh there) but is now my most expensive. I guess the single same model name out since MY2000 has now found its way into the hands of the unsafe drives and driven up our rates.
As my agent said "nothing you or I can do about that"
#374 of 420 july/august deals
Jul 15, 2008 (12:08 am)
i know that there was just a lease special on the s2k in june that has passed. nothing on the honda website any info from anyone on the current programs and if they are worse or what?
trying to debate whether i should go for it now or wait it out until august.
#375 of 420 Re: july/august deals [aramism]
Jul 15, 2008 (9:43 am)
Ask your dealer (or a dealer) what the current S2000 residual and money factor is so you can compare and see how bad it is. I have an e-mail in to mine to see what they say, but no answer (yet).
Jul 18, 2008 (3:22 pm)
my local dealer has a leftover 07 advertised at 6000 off MSRP and they told me they have now made is 7000 off MSRP.
so 7000 off MSRP on an 07, but it's brand new.
good deal? they also have 08s, but they don't claim to have as much off but I honestly think they would knock those down just as much.
is the 07 and 08 the same? any mechanical differences at all?
Jul 21, 2008 (12:48 pm)
With the dealer cash incentive, is it safe to say that I could try to get the purchase price of a new MY08 1,000 lower (that is if I intend on utilizing their 2.9APR)?
Jul 21, 2008 (7:53 pm)
2008 versus 2007
Nothing drastic but significant to some:
Minor changes to seats ( I notice the headrest is a little higher)
Minor changes to dash (fuel and temp guages are moved to right)
Tire monitoring system
Honda has "retuned the regular model's suspension for better high-speed stability"
New 5-spoke wheels which I happen to like better
Hope this helps,
'08 Chicane/Black s2000
#379 of 420 Current Deal - $1k in dealer cash
Jul 23, 2008 (8:30 am)
I heard back from the dealer that leased me my 08 S2000.
There is a $1,000 dealer incentive if you lease OR take the discounted interest rate.
If you loan / lease where they get the $1k then their current price is about $30,800 for the car, dest, and doc fee. If you pay cash or do some other loan or lease then the price is $1k higher. Hint: take the cheap loan from AHFC and just pay it off in a couple of months.
The lease works out to be $499 + tax for 36 or $463 + tax for 48 (both terms 12k miles per year) with only tax and tag and first month due at signing (with top tier credit). I don't have the MF and residual break down, but I asked for it.
Jul 23, 2008 (8:43 am)
5-spokes are easier/quicker to clean than the 11-spoke mine has.