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You are in the Honda S2000
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Mazda MX-5 Miata
#41 of 62 Re: 4 months old [accelerator]
Sep 07, 2007 (4:28 pm)
I had a 2002 S2000 for 2.5 years and 18,000 miles. My overall fuel ecomony was in the 23-24 range in mixed driving in the DC area. But I did get 28-30+ on the highway, including one 300 mile trip at 70 mph with the top down in which I got 32.8 mpg, my personal record.
I currently have a 911S Cab and it get's 26-27 mpg on the highway at 70. Unfortunately, it barely manages 14-15 in mixed driving around town. One of the downsides to a low 4 second 0-60 time, I guess. It does, however, hold my wife and two daughters, so we all get to enjoy topless driving.
Enjoy your S2000. Mine was "Spa Yellow" and I still smile when I see one on the road. It was a great car.
#42 of 62 Re: miata may have less power, but is more fun to drive [haasamanizer]
Oct 12, 2007 (7:50 pm)
...If you want a car that feels like a roadster, with quick precise response in the gas and brake pedals, as well as handling, i highly advise the MX-5. However, if you are looking for something a bit quicker with a few more standard options, fancy buttons, and a higher class feel, the S2K is by far the way to go....
I agree with this except for "more standard options, fancy buttons"... An MX-5 GT offers heated seats, fog lights, 6-disc changer, steering wheel radio controls, tilt wheel, side air bags and advanced keyless entry. Just off the top of my head... None of these features are even available as options in the S2k. Tha Mazda easily beats the Honda when it comes to "standard options and fancy buttons". (the Honda does offer an outside temp gauge.. )
#43 of 62 Re: miata may have less power, but is more fun to drive [gputz]
Oct 15, 2007 (8:22 am)
Don't worry S2000, I'm coming to your defense! The S2000 also has a rear window defroster and the audio controls, while no on the steering wheel, are within fingers reach. Oh, and don't forget about the 'fancy VSC button'
All kidding aside, the S2000 isn't known for the creature features, that is for sure... to be quite honest, except for heated seats, the only option I'd like to have is an in dash navigation system. I've seen some photos of some custom work done and it looks like an OEM install... very nice.
#44 of 62 Re: miata may have less power, but is more fun to drive [accelerator]
Oct 23, 2007 (12:55 pm)
Is the stereo opening a standard size? i.e. DIN or double-DIN? That opens up plenty of options.
#45 of 62 Re: miata may have less power, but is more fun to drive [ateixeira]
Oct 23, 2007 (1:34 pm)
It's standard radio size (I speak of the AP1, but I'm not 100% about the AP2s). The problem is the door. The deck needs to have a very flat faceplate to fit.
#46 of 62 Re: miata may have less power, but is more fun to drive [ateixeira]
Oct 23, 2007 (1:40 pm)
The DINS are the same for the AP1 and AP2 (I have an AP2 and I'm looking at replacing my head unit, soon).
You cannot put in an in-dash Nav as the radio is inset into the dashboard and if the Nav display came out, the underside of the dash would interfere. If the nav came out too far, then it would get in the way of the gear shifter. See images for better explanation...
If I had the funds, here is what I'd like to do... nicely done. http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=26&t=443168
#47 of 62 Re: miata may have less power, but is more fun to drive [accelerator]
Oct 23, 2007 (1:41 pm)
I see what you mean, it's sunk in too much for those pop out and up screens.
That custom job looks great, though.
#48 of 62 Re: miata may have less power, but is more fun to drive [accelerator]
Oct 23, 2007 (4:18 pm)
I can see the tweeters in the doors (a definate sign of an AP2), but the center console looks AP1. Didn't the AP2 have the slider bin?
#49 of 62 Re: miata may have less power, but is more fun to drive [estreka]
Oct 24, 2007 (7:26 am)
You are correct, AP2 does have a slider for the center storage bin. I have a 2007 and between the roof button and the hazard button is the rear window defroster so I'm not sure what year the photo you posted is from. In either case, the housing for the radio did not change, IIRC. I don't recall what year the S2000 was in those photos but I can find out if you are interested. I've also seen photos of where someone mounted a Garmin in the A-Pillar and made it look very nice. They used fiberglass and made it all look very snazzy and almost OEM. I'll see if I can find that and post it regardless.
I cannot find the link right now, I'll have to look again tonight.
#50 of 62 Re: miata may have less power, but is more fun to drive [accelerator]
Oct 24, 2007 (3:40 pm)
I just googled it. The reason I ask is because I'd rather have the slider bin. If it's a direct replacement (like just about everything else) then that'd be an easy mod. Right now I have my Apex'i piggyback integrated into the center console (in place of that plastic piece behind the cupholder).