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Old 04-05-2008, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by neuronbob
I'm 5'10", 190 pounds, long legs. My head comes nowhere near the headliner.
I'm 6'2 and long torso'd and have way more headroom than I do with the top up than I have in most cars.
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Wow a freakin great day! 65 here!!

Hate to say it but i got kinda hot with the top down. Im a wuss
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58 degrees and partly cloudy here and I went topless as well. Let me tell you right now: I am glad I made the right choice and went with the S2k. I absolutely love it. There is nothing else on the road like it. I changed my mind about mods. It is staying completely stock for now, looks good enough as is.



Pix after a quick layer of Zaino taken and should be posted later. I know you guys know what a stock AP1 S2K looks like, but I'm going to post mine anyway.
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Pix after a quick layer of Zaino taken and should be posted later. I know you guys know what a stock AP1 S2K looks like, but I'm going to post mine anyway.
Feel free!
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I need to stop coming to this thread Every time I surf through this thread I feel like driving to the nearest Honda dealer to pick up whatever S2k he has on his lot, the urges are getting stronger.
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I need to stop coming to this thread Every time I surf through this thread I feel like driving to the nearest Honda dealer to pick up whatever S2k he has on his lot, the urges are getting stronger.
Resistance is futal! I know what those urges are like...but caved. Today was 65 degrees and incredibly sunny all day. I ran around all day with the top down. The S2K is so amazing.

Funny story today... A pimple-faced teenager came flying up next to me in his 10 year old Z28. He looked over at me while pacing me and then floored his car. There was this long lag as the automatic transmission, hunted for a lower gear. It finally started to accelerate away after letting out one noisy backfire. It made a whole lot of noise, but didn't really pull away with too much vigor. I was LMAO all the way home!
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Resistance is futal! I know what those urges are like...but caved. Today was 65 degrees and incredibly sunny all day. I ran around all day with the top down. The S2K is so amazing.

Funny story today... A pimple-faced teenager came flying up next to me in his 10 year old Z28. He looked over at me while pacing me and then floored his car. There was this long lag as the automatic transmission, hunted for a lower gear. It finally started to accelerate away after letting out one noisy backfire. It made a whole lot of noise, but didn't really pull away with too much vigor. I was LMAO all the way home!
Was it Costco?
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:42 PM
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neuronbob's S2K

Lots of pics taken under high daylight, so they are a bit oversaturated. The S2K has a quick layer of Zaino.













A few shots of the little feller with his big brother, the RL. The RL is a bit dirty from recent rain, though...






A nature shot as I was driving through the park, top down. Aaaaaaah.


The S2K's new home. It will be a garage queen along with the wife's Pilot. My RL will hang out outside unless I add a third bay to the garage. My extra-special little car wash helper, my son, ran into the picture at the last second.
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nice- it looks great!
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Looks good Bob!
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i'd rather put the RL and s2000 inside in the garage and put the Pilot outside.
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i'd rather put the RL and s2000 inside in the garage and put the Pilot outside.
I doubt the wife will go for that....
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Looks Great !!
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Originally Posted by Mokos23
i'd rather put the RL and s2000 inside in the garage and put the Pilot outside.
Me, too.
You must not be married.
Wife would shoot me, or at least think about it.
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Originally Posted by carguyrob
Resistance is futal! I know what those urges are like...but caved. Today was 65 degrees and incredibly sunny all day. I ran around all day with the top down. The S2K is so amazing.

Funny story today... A pimple-faced teenager came flying up next to me in his 10 year old Z28. He looked over at me while pacing me and then floored his car. There was this long lag as the automatic transmission, hunted for a lower gear. It finally started to accelerate away after letting out one noisy backfire. It made a whole lot of noise, but didn't really pull away with too much vigor. I was LMAO all the way home!
Was it Costco?


I drive a manual tranny Z28, thanks.





I had a feeling someone would mention me after that. And no I'm not pimply faced

Actually my "realistic dream car" was an S2000 since before I could even drive.... before I bought my Z28 I really wanted an AP2 but even would settle so to speak for an AP1, but I couldn't even afford that.... so I went with the next best thing IMHO. There wasn't a funner, more reliable, less theft-prone (knock on wood) clean title, relatively low-mileage car out there I could buy for 9-10 grand.... so I bought the Z28. Some of my Honda friends said I should have gotten an EM1 Civic Si

This thread just torments me though.... it makes me wish I kept on saving until now, though I don't regret it too much.
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Looks good Bob!

It was an OK day up here today, mid-50's with the sun desperately trying to poke through the clouds. I can't wait for spring to arrive along with the good weather, next week is looking promising, this car is so much more fun to drive with the top down!
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Oh yeah, congrats btw.

Just crank up the heat to full blast in your face and when it gets too hot choose the windshield defrost/feet vents

That one dude who drives everyday with the top down is crazy though.... fine its cold and you just need to grow a pair to do it, but it must be a PITA to clean your car after driving in the rain/snow

Pretty much mid-30s and under means you've got quite a few hairs on your chest...
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I'm jealous, I wish I could afford both the TL and S2k, how did the Zaino go on in these mild temps?

Also good to see another Honda family! next is Honda yard equipment, btw its the tops.
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Originally Posted by I Go To Costco


I drive a manual tranny Z28, thanks.





I had a feeling someone would mention me after that. And no I'm not pimply faced

Actually my "realistic dream car" was an S2000 since before I could even drive.... before I bought my Z28 I really wanted an AP2 but even would settle so to speak for an AP1, but I couldn't even afford that.... so I went with the next best thing IMHO. There wasn't a funner, more reliable, less theft-prone (knock on wood) clean title, relatively low-mileage car out there I could buy for 9-10 grand.... so I bought the Z28. Some of my Honda friends said I should have gotten an EM1 Civic Si

This thread just torments me though.... it makes me wish I kept on saving until now, though I don't regret it too much.
LOL, no hard feelings I hope ... You're the only one one here that I know has a Z28 from that vintage
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I screwed with the tonneau cover yesterday for about 15 minutes and it sort of fit, but looked like shit. Do any of the S2k'ers here use it? any tips for getting it on and off sort of quickly? I'm not really sold on the thing, in fact yesterday was the first time I took it out of the packaging, I think if I knew I was going to be top down for a day or two it would clean things up a bit, but if its a pain in the ass its not worth it.
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Looks great Bob congrats! I really like the face-lifted lights on the AP2's...any plans to swap them or like it as is?
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I like the look of both the AP1 and AP2. I plan to keep it stock until I learn more about it. I'm in no rush to do anything but take Mrs. neuronbob out this PM in the car so she can enjoy it with me.
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I like the look of both the AP1 and AP2. I plan to keep it stock until I learn more about it. I'm in no rush to do anything but take Mrs. neuronbob out this PM in the car so she can enjoy it with me.
congrats bob! Have fun in that sweet stook.
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Bob that thing looks mint! Congrats again!!


Anyone ever thought about getting an M-roadster instead of a S2000?
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Bob that thing looks mint! Congrats again!!


Anyone ever thought about getting an M-roadster instead of a S2000?
Ya, but we also think of the price differences
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Jesal -step away from the computer, admitting you have a problem is the first step.
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Very little difference in the content, however.
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Anyone ever thought about getting an M-roadster instead of a S2000?

Yes.
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I actually buy stuff.

Plus i have no plans to buy an Mroadster, just wondering if anyone cross shopped the two. I never driven one so wondered that they thought.
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I actually buy stuff.

Plus i have no plans to buy an Mroadster, just wondering if anyone cross shopped the two. I never driven one so wondered that they thought.
I'd rather have a Z4 3.0i than a older M-Roadster built off a chassis from teh Hoover administration
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Looks great, Bob.
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I'd rather have a Z4 3.0i than a older M-Roadster built off a chassis from teh Hoover administration
The Z3 interior was pretty bad for a BMW, the Z4 was a large improvement.

Answering Jesal's question, I never considered a M Roadster, the only two cars I seriously considered were the Lotus Elise, and the Porsche Boxster. Having lived with the S2000 for almost 4 months now I am very glad I did not get the Elise, it would have been too difficult to deal with as an only car, the S2000 draws more attention then I like the elise would have been a nightmare. I like the boxster but would want a boxster S with a few options and then it is considerably more money and right now I just couldn't justify spending it. If I don't step up to the plate and get a Tesla to replace the S2000, chances are extremely high it will be a Boxster S.
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My dad had a 01 Z3 3.0 with the sports package (had to sell it to pay off my uncle's gambling debt to the mafia--true story) and it was AWESOME. Can't imagine what the M roadster would be like, and I don't see what's so bad about the interior.
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My dad had a 01 Z3 3.0 with the sports package (had to sell it to pay off my uncle's gambling debt to the mafia--true story) and it was AWESOME. Can't imagine what the M roadster would be like, and I don't see what's so bad about the interior.
The textured leather seats and sparseness of it were very odd traits of a BMW interior, for some reason they never did it for me. I think from that era I would much rather have a regular 3 series coupe/convertible then a Z3 or if your comparing M3 vs M roadster, I would go M3 without a second thought.
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Great pictures, Bob. The best all Honda family portrait I've ever seen. And in Cleveland. Who knew?

I guess you like silver? That's Germany's racing colors. I like it, too.

I've never really given the S2000 much thought although I have been considering a Corvette.

Your experience has broadened my horizons and my options. Thanks.
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The textured leather seats and sparseness of it were very odd traits of a BMW interior, for some reason they never did it for me. I think from that era I would much rather have a regular 3 series coupe/convertible then a Z3 or if your comparing M3 vs M roadster, I would go M3 without a second thought.
The dotted texture on the seats was a little weird. It kinda grew on me though. I like it now, and it looked really cool on the black seats with red dots
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Great pictures, Bob. The best all Honda family portrait I've ever seen. And in Cleveland. Who knew?

I guess you like silver? That's Germany's racing colors. I like it, too.

I've never really given the S2000 much thought although I have been considering a Corvette.

Your experience has broadened my horizons and my options. Thanks.
Thanks, Dave. I actually test drove a C5 and was going to buy it until I was turned on the the S2K. In fact, there's a whole thread about my choice here in Car Talk. Once I test drove the S2K, however, it was pretty much all over but the crying. I LOVE this car.

As for the Honda family portrait....I never thought of myself as one, but I guess I'm a Honda fanboi after all. (Thanks a lot, Jesal, for calling me one! )

I know I said it was a weekend toy, but the weather was so good today was so good I drove it to work. Top up early in the morning, top down later this morning. Aaaaaaaaaaaaah.......
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My GPW AP2 (05) is up for Sale $21k with 35xxx miles.

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