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Old 02-27-2008, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Yea i think you can get a new one for 28k now. At least thats what some are reporting on the S2k forum.

Im totally not into JDM modding. I been on the S2k forum and i think the mods most people do look terrible.

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You should be able to find a left over 07 for around 27-28k though you may be limited in color choices. A new 08 would be tough to find for under 31k
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Originally Posted by Ken1997TL
Thanks for the link. Drove an '05 today, its fast enough. No need to mod it.

Owner was asking $25,000 for it. It IS in excellent, dare I say perfect condition, but I'm trying to keep it as close to $20,000 as possible.

Ken there is one in your old state

http://nh.craigslist.org/car/574276033.html


Oh and the car cover is also included
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ps I still like fast cars. I mean like, really fast ones.
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Yet.
Since the mods prolly have to clean up a lot of the thread crapping...

Rims go back on next month! we have to attempt the photoshoot
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ps that's a hell of a car for 18k
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I think honda has a lease deal for $349 on an 08. rag the sucker for a while and give it back.
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Originally Posted by JnC
Ken there is one in your old state

http://nh.craigslist.org/car/574276033.html


Oh and the car cover is also included
Nice...

Makes me feel like paying a visit and investing in some snow tires
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Yea i think you can get a new one for 28k now. At least thats what some are reporting on the S2k forum.

Im totally not into JDM modding. I been on the S2k forum and i think the mods most people do look terrible.

/snob

I agree. I just helped my friend put am HKS catback and test-pipe on his s2k. It really screams now, the tone sounds really agressive.
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Originally Posted by srika
ps that's a hell of a car for 18k
I still amazed at that price...

AP2's are still going for 20K around here, and for 18K, you'll usually find a bunch of AP1's.
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^ Even the S2k forum said it was a great deal.

I really have no idea why the dealer was selling it for so cheap. They listed it at $19,900 which was still a pretty good deal. Im hoping it wasnt in a major accident that carfax didnt catch. Although the color of the paint was pretty good from what i can tell.

I did my first mod. Skunk 2 shift knob! Although my buddy gave it to me for free since it was from his old Civic SI. Just happens to fit!
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You could probably drive it all year and sell it in the fall for more than you paid for it... Hard to refuse a deal like that...
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Found this while surfing on s2ki...

http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php...ic=488830&st=0

Pretty interesting list, and gives you a good base to do searches from....
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^^ There could be another Bush in the White House before Greenie pulls the trigger on his next ride...













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Originally Posted by nokiaman
An S2k is much cheaper and will still provide an enormous amount of fun.
Luv the S2k. Pound for pound, one of the best buys out there.

As stated before, the only reason haven't bought one as a weekend funster is cuz they lack SAB/SAC's. There are way too many retards on the road and I have too much to live for.
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^^ There could be another Bush in the White House before Greenie pulls the trigger on his next ride...
I think I like "researching" more than I like making payments
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Interesting news on the 2009 S2000. No idea how reliable this source is.

http://consumerguideauto.howstuffwor...onda-s2000.htm

What We Know About the 2009 Honda S2000

Fun-seekers have always loved the S2000 for its high-revving zip and trackworthy handling. In the daily grind, however, Honda's little roadster is rather noisy, stiff-riding, cramped and tiring. It's also pricey for what it is, which explains why it sells mainly to tolerant sports-car purists with money. But that's a pretty small market, and it was mostly satisfied long ago. Meantime, the rival MX-5 keeps making money with a steady 20,000 in sales per year, way more than the Honda draws. And the new Power-Retractable Hard Top model is practically flying out of Mazda showrooms.

With all this, Honda has decided it's time the aging S2000 step aside for a more practical and affordable roadster-something like the MX-5, in fact. The replacement doesn't have an official name yet, but early 2009 is the estimated time of arrival, perhaps as a 2010 model. For now, let's call it the 2009 Honda S2000 "Mark II."

It's said to be inspired by Honda's very first car, the spartan, tiny but spirited S800 roadster of the early 1960s. It's also said to be a bit smaller than today's S2000. Less specialized too, as some underskin components will come from mass-market Honda cars to achieve a lower sticker price. The engine, for example, will be the 2.0-liter four-cylinder from the popular compact Civic, likely the top-tune Si version with around 200 horsepower. Sources say it's reworked to drive the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission or a Volkswagen-style twin-clutch six-speed sequential manual with automatic shift mode. Suspension reportedly retains twin A-arms in front and a multilink setup in back, but some of the components may be exchanged for off-the-shelf parts. Same for the brakes, four-wheel discs with ABS again, and steering.

For all the penny-pinching, however, the 2009 Honda S2000 will have its own chassis and body structure. Moreover, the savings achieved with shared components makes room in the budget for fairly extensive use of lightweight construction materials, such as aluminum and carbon fiber. That, sources say, will keep curb weight to around 2750 pounds, about 100 pounds lighter than the old S2000 and on par with the rival Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky. Though a comparable MX-5 weighs even less, the 2009 Honda S2000 should have a weight-to-power ratio that delivers brisk performance with good fuel economy, a traditional Honda goal.

We suspect the new S2000 will be a bit slower than the old, thanks to more "relaxed" gearing and a smaller engine with less power than the current 237-horsepower 2.2-liter unit. But many buyers may find that a fair trade in what promises to be a less frenzied and somewhat thriftier sports car with a much smoother ride and even more usable passenger space.

A Notable Feature of the 2009 Honda S2000

The rumored twin-clutch automated manual transmission, if it materializes, would be Honda's first, and could show up soon on other Honda cars. That aside, the new S2000 will look very different from the current model. One published rendering suggests a surprisingly close resemblance to the 2002-05 Ford Thunderbird, with chunky lines, a high waistline, and a top cover with twin fairings tapered from the seat headrests. Honda will definitely stick with a cloth top for the sake of simplicity and cost, but a power top may be optional rather than standard.

Buying Advice for the 2009 Honda S2000

With its lower price and more civilized nature, Honda's redesigned roadster should be a strong challenger for the Mazda MX-5, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky, but try them all before you decide. And don't hurry. Though Honda may limit supplies to encourage early adopters, demand for sporty cars tends to peak early, then gradually declines once the novelty wears off. Transaction prices do the same. So unless you must be first on your block, don't make your move until the initial rush and price padding have subsided.

2009 Honda S2000 Release Date: Nothing's been announced yet, but it's likely to be in the fourth quarter of 2008 or the first quarter of '09.

First Test Drive: We're hoping to get acquainted with the 2009 Honda S2000 by summer of 2008 at the latest.

2009 Honda S2000 Prices: Sources say Honda intends to keep the base sticker under $30,000, more than $4000 less than an '07 S2000. That looks tough, given the dollar's continued slide against the Japanese yen, so we'll have to wait and see if Honda can hit the target.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
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With the 08 updates and introduction of the CR I think it safe to say they are going to produce a 09 and probably 10(feels weird to say that) before they remove it. I've heard rumors from reliable sources for 5 years now that its going to be discontinued next year, and yet it's still in production.
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Originally Posted by iTimmy
With the 08 updates and introduction of the CR I think it safe to say they are going to produce a 09 and probably 10(feels weird to say that) before they remove it. I've heard rumors from reliable sources for 5 years now that its going to be discontinued next year, and yet it's still in production.
Exactly. People have been spewing crap on the "S2000 successor" for years. R&T said we would see an "S800" replacement this year. Yeah right.

I honestly wonder if the person who wrote the above article has half-a-brain. They hope to see this completely new model by late 2008?!! :lol: That is hilarious. It was took 3 years MINIMUM from concept to production for development of an S2000 and so far not ONE concept or prototype/mole has been seen or heard.

People who believe that article are even dumber than the dude who wrote it.

That said, its 74F here in Lexington.....perfect top-down VTEC weather
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Exactly. People have been spewing crap on the "S2000 successor" for years. R&T said we would see an "S800" replacement this year. Yeah right.

I honestly wonder if the person who wrote the above article has half-a-brain. They hope to see this completely new model by late 2008?!! :lol: That is hilarious. It was took 3 years MINIMUM from concept to production for development of an S2000 and so far not ONE concept or prototype/mole has been seen or heard.

People who believe that article are even dumber than the dude who wrote it.

That said, its 74F here in Lexington.....perfect top-down VTEC weather
Thats what I was thinking, I'll believe it when I see it. I think Honda is gonna keep the current S2000 in production for a while to get more sales, and why not? Isn't it selling pretty well all things considered?

I was thinking about getting an old MX5 as a track toy to work on. They dominate in autocross and people say so many good things about them (Those that own them)

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lol you make no sense.
When it comes to cars, chicks, or testicles, 2 is always better than 1.
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I drove it yesterday for awhile and i wont lie, the car scares me.

I really need to take this thing to a track to get a feel of its limit.

Otherwise it will end up in a tree like the 330ci
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I drove it yesterday for awhile and i wont lie, the car scares me.

I really need to take this thing to a track to get a feel of its limit.

Otherwise it will end up in a tree like the 330ci
Could you please in detail why it's scary. Too easy to oversteer, you don't feel safe? I haven't driven one yet.
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4K less than the current S2K? yeah right
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Thats what I was thinking, I'll believe it when I see it. I think Honda is gonna keep the current S2000 in production for a while to get more sales, and why not? Isn't it selling pretty well all things considered?

I was thinking about getting an old MX5 as a track toy to work on. They dominate in autocross and people say so many good things about them (Those that own them)

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Could you please in detail why it's scary. Too easy to oversteer, you don't feel safe? I haven't driven one yet.
They are called Spin2000's on the autocross course.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I drove it yesterday for awhile and i wont lie, the car scares me.

I really need to take this thing to a track to get a feel of its limit.

Otherwise it will end up in a tree like the 330ci
S2k's are like a scalpel at or near the limit, even the tiniest bit too much and your in trouble. Just think they "fixed" the suspension on the AP2's, the AP1's, in particular the very early ones are very tail happy.

This is the first car I've owned with traction control that I am glad has it, it has helped keep me inline a few times already. That makes learning the limits much easier.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I drove it yesterday for awhile and i wont lie, the car scares me.

I really need to take this thing to a track to get a feel of its limit.

Otherwise it will end up in a tree like the 330ci
Is it really that tail happy?
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Well keep in mind im running summer tires, no traction control, and its below 50 degrees.

So of course im having grip issues.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Well keep in mind im running summer tires, no traction control, and its below 50 degrees.

So of course im having grip issues.
Does your car have RE050's or S02's on it? I forgot when they switched, either way both are TERRIBLE in cold weather. I have yet to experience what my S is capable of due to the cold, in the 0 and below range they have really poor traction.
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He should have the RE050's since those came on the 04's when they introduced the AP2's 17 inch rims...
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Ok I just picked up a '08 Nissan Frontier 4x4 as a daily driver from work.

Time to seriously start my search that's been going on for 4+ months now
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I have max performance summer tires per tirerack and I drive a car with 300 lb/ft of torque to the rear wheels in <50 deg weather with no TC and don't have a problem.

And I wish I could have a MS Miata as a toy, but at that point I'd probably get an S2000 instead.
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Originally Posted by GreenMonster
He should have the RE050's since those came on the 04's when they introduced the AP2's 17 inch rims...

The original owner might have changed them
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Nope, they look to be the stock RE050's but ill look again to make sure.
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The original owner might have changed them
Could have, but since he's got stock rims and only 13K miles I guessed he was still stock... Stock tires usually last longer than 13K even on the s2k, but probably not much longer
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They are the RE050's and actually have more than 70% tread left still.


Originally Posted by I Go To Costco
I have max performance summer tires per tirerack and I drive a car with 300 lb/ft of torque to the rear wheels in <50 deg weather with no TC and don't have a problem.
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Just be careful young grasshopper.

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They are the RE050's and actually have more than 70% tread left still.




Just be careful young grasshopper.
Definitely will, thanks. Actually, I haven't had a problem in a while, but a few months ago right after I got my Z28, I drove in the rain for the 3rd or 4th time in it. It was fine before that, but I was getting onto a supposedly infamous accident-causing on-ramp. I was in 2nd at around 20mph, and was very gradually getting on the gas as the tail started getting away from me. I quickly corrected, upshifted, and gradually got on it again, and the tail got away from me again! 4th was fine thankfully, but everyone else on the freeway behind me stayed away from me for a good while.

Cold weather and cold tires are pretty bad.... be careful yourself.
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