Last post on Jan 09, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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Honda S2000, Convertible
#16 of 25 Re: S2000 in the Snow & Pricing question [accelerator]
Apr 22, 2008 (12:35 pm)
Accelerator - bought my 2004 S2000 when we moved from NJ to SC - 99% of the time the top was down. Whatever is metal and not aluminum will rust badly in upstate Ny - Albany averages 64 iunches of snow a year, and in January the temperatures can easily stay below freezing for weeks at a time. Plus it is a damp cold - a real battery killer - being at the intersection of two rivers - the Mohawk and the Hudson.
As for the roof and snow? Well, we moved back to NY - Manhattan, and I left my S2000 out in NJ at a friend's house covered with a car cover outside off the street. They had some pretty bad storms - 14-18" of snow and my car was buried under it. Never had a problem with the roof. It can hold a surprising amount of weight.
Sold her in 2006 - -had her upstate about 2 hours from NYC at a weekend house. Did not get to drive her much. Awesome car - white/tan with rear lip spoiler. Had it up to 152 in SC on I-77 once. The only car I have ever had capable of running at the redline at top speed. Very steady - 80-100 in 4th, 100-135 in 5th, 135-152 in 6th - and believe me with that overdrive that took a looooooooooooong time! That was the scariest part - how long it took - too many miles and exposed too long to police observation and/or radar.
Anyway, back to the S2000 and snow. While it might be possible, kind of out of keeping with its intended purpose and, IMHO, kinda dangerous.
#17 of 25 Re: Nope. [anythngbutgm]
Apr 27, 2008 (1:17 am)
A question concerning the top of my 2003 S2000. I bought it used and the previous owner did not maintain the top. I would like to recondition it to bring back (if possible) the original color. Any ideas?
I love the car - much like driving a go-kart.
#18 of 25 S2000 Convertible Tops
Apr 27, 2008 (1:19 am)
I have a 2003, in great shape and it screams.
Bought the car used just over a year ago and the previous owner did not maintain the top. I would like to bring it back (if possible) to its orginal color. Any ideas how to do this? (its much too easy to buy a new one...)
Input most appreciated.
#20 of 25 Re: S2000 in the Snow & Pricing question [aashish2]
Jun 09, 2008 (4:11 pm)
The only down fall I have to Honda S2Ks is they are a target for theives. Mine was broken into sorry excuse me torn into three months ago. Now it is costing me more then 2k to fix it. I hate haters, they need to get jobs and by their own $hi#. I dont even recommend driving the S2k in the rain it fishtails really bad being the back end is much lighter. Although they are pretty tight to trick out, like mine. I bought the veilside body kit and carbon fiberhood for it. I will upload pictures as soon as they fix my baby. Other then that I LOVE IT! Oh by the way off the lot here in the AZ they are going for 35k and up. So that is a steal. I got my 2000 for 16K through my brother. You can always get a rat car for like 1k use that for work and back during winter/rainy days and S2K for fun days! GOOD LUCK!!! And they are voted most safe sports convertiable.
#21 of 25 Car Cover for s2000 CR
Sep 05, 2008 (7:30 am)
I just bought a 08 S2000 CR and i looking for a car cover and previously i bought a OEM cover for my SI and then somehow that cover kinda of gave up on me because every time i would take the cover of from the car it would leave white stuff on the car. So anyone if possible suggest me a good car cover that would be appreciated.
Jan 03, 2009 (9:28 pm)
Never had any leaking. Top does require some care. Shin-etsu grease the seals at least once a year. Tighten the top latches a couple of times a year. Treat the top with Ragtopp or Aerospace 303 every year.
Biggest problem with the top is an issue with ripping. Watch over the passenger side rear section for tearing. Honda will replace under warranty. Check www.S2Ki.com for info on the Honda S2000. And enjoy. Top down rocks.
#23 of 25 wind noise
Jan 03, 2010 (11:46 am)
My Honda S2000's roof leaks so much wind noise I can't hear the radio. If I hold down the center pull down, it stops. How can I seal out wind noise?
#24 of 25 Re: About the top [radcliffe1]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:51 am)
I haven't been able to tighten the Top latches. Its a used S2000. I have only had it a couple of months. How do you do that?
#25 of 25 Top Latches
Jan 09, 2010 (8:24 am)
How do I tighten the top latches on my 2000 S2000?