Last post on Apr 03, 2007 at 11:13 AM
You are in the Honda S2000
What is this discussion about?
Honda S2000, Convertible
Mar 27, 2007 (10:59 am)
Yes that is a very good link, thanks. Is it up to a particular dealer if they decide to offer/extend a warranty for additional time frame or is that automatic with being a "Certified?"
#4 of 11 Re: Yes, but... [accelerator]
Mar 27, 2007 (11:44 am)
Its automatic, heres what it says exactly:
"The certification process includes an exhaustive 150-point mechanical and appearance inspection, performed by the dealer, to ensure that each vehicle meets the highest possible standards. Plus, all Honda Certified Used Cars come with a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile limited non-powertrain warranty. Dependability, quality and value. Make the smart choice, and find a Certified Honda that's right for you."
Sounds like a pretty good deal.
Mar 27, 2007 (11:56 am)
I revisited the web site and found the quote. The one I found is a 2004 Rio Yellow, $26k with 36k miles so I'll have to decide if buying used is better than leasing new.
#6 of 11 Re: Thanks, again! [accelerator]
Mar 28, 2007 (11:07 am)
"The one I found is a 2004 Rio Yellow, $26k with 36k miles so I'll have to decide if buying used is better than leasing new."
Don't even think about it. At $26k for a 3 year old car with 36k miles vs. $30k +/- for a brand new car, that you break in with full warranty? Are you kidding me? But a new car, for goodness sakes. Unless you can get that 2004 down to about $21k - and even then, I'd rather have a new car for $9k more, let alone a measily $4k.
Mar 28, 2007 (12:26 pm)
Well, I went and test drove it and I still love the car. It was very windy so I got a good assessment of what it would be like on extreme situations. The seats were very smooth and did not hold me in place very well (I'm 5'9" 140#'s). The '07s I've sat in have better grip but perhaps that is because someone else hasn't smoothened the leather. The car was great but the seats were a little dissappointing.
I think I am going to hold off and hope that Honda will have their special lease rates soon...
#8 of 11 Re: Seats [accelerator]
Mar 30, 2007 (8:20 am)
Good choice, I also agree that was a bad deal for a used one when you can get a new one for a few thousand more.
There are a few of us now waiting for the next lease special. I am on Honda's website daily so lets hope its coming soon. If history repeats itself, there should be a S2K lease special in the next month or two, and possibly one again in September.
#9 of 11 Special Lease Rates?
Apr 02, 2007 (3:52 am)
Rather than wait for special lease rates, why don't you just cut your best deal on an S2000 and buy it?
Resale values on the S2000 are exceptional and if you can get one for $30-31k new, drive it for 3+/- years and sell it for $22k +/-, you'd be hard pressed to beat that with any lease, special or not.
#10 of 11 Re: Special Lease Rates? [habitat1]
Apr 02, 2007 (9:05 am)
You make a good point. How realistic is it to buy one for around 30k? If I could get an '07 for around 30k, I would possibly consider it, but then the monthly payments would be much higher.
#11 of 11 Re: Special Lease Rates? [rd1ofakind]
Apr 03, 2007 (11:13 am)
I've read people buying brand new S2k's for $29+change...
It is in it's final model year supposedly so deals can be had out there.