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    Thread: Official "You need an S2000" thread

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      11-08-2011 10:41 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by epbrown View Post
      Which is why, while I'm not into them, I suspect we're seeing the bottom of the market now. I don't think they're going to go lower than this since, unlike the Miata, there isn't a steady stream of newer cars coming to depreciate the nice but older cars. I don't think someone would regret getting one at current prices, but I think they might regret waiting a couple of years for them to go lower...
      That, and there is far more miatas on the road than S2000. S2000 only sold 100k cars worldwide in it's 10 year run. Miata sells that and some change every refresh/ mid model change.


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      11-09-2011 10:49 AM #107
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      You gave up 3 years of perfect lurking for that!
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      11-09-2011 11:45 AM #109
      I don't think it's so much theft of the car itself as it is theft of the seats.

      But now that InlinePro has released a kit for F2XC swap, I think S2000 theft in general will go up a lot.


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      11-09-2011 01:45 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I don't think it's so much theft of the car itself as it is theft of the seats.

      But now that InlinePro has released a kit for F2XC swap, I think S2000 theft in general will go up a lot.

      My seats are locked down with wheel locks. To be honest, I'm more worried about the top getting slashed up.

      To be honest, theres probably not going to be much demand for the F swap. Most people would rather just get a K, since those are more abundant, and they make just as much power.

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      11-09-2011 01:52 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      My seats are locked down with wheel locks. To be honest, I'm more worried about the top getting slashed up.

      To be honest, theres probably not going to be much demand for the F swap. Most people would rather just get a K, since those are more abundant, and they make just as much power.

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      How similar are the F and K-series? I always just assumed they were pretty much the same except slight changes to make one better for Transverse FWD fitment.
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    6. 11-09-2011 02:01 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      How similar are the F and K-series? I always just assumed they were pretty much the same except slight changes to make one better for Transverse FWD fitment.
      I've always been under the impression that the F2x is the "father" of the K series. Pretty similar engines though.
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      11-09-2011 02:27 PM #113
      Yeah the F is the K's much stronger father...

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      11-27-2011 08:04 PM #114
      Bah I want one. Who wants an .:R?
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    9. 11-27-2011 08:56 PM #115
      I would have killed baby seals for a Mugen S2000. Concept car from the 08 Tokyo Auto Salon.




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      11-27-2011 09:11 PM #116
      Every day I kick myself in the ass for not buying one. Even though my DD is faster, the S2000 just has everything going for it.

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      01-08-2012 04:11 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      My seats are locked down with wheel locks. To be honest, I'm more worried about the top getting slashed up.

      To be honest, theres probably not going to be much demand for the F swap. Most people would rather just get a K, since those are more abundant, and they make just as much power.

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      I leave my doors unlocked to prevent the top from getting slashed. If thieves want something from it, they will get it anyway. This way if they want to try and steal the seats they don't have to slash my top.

      Too bad once they freely open the door, they will be introduced to my seat locks.

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      02-22-2012 09:12 PM #118
      Bumping this for all those cry babies that say the S isn't practical...

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      02-22-2012 09:44 PM #119
      ^haha very nice

      got mine 5 weeks ago..not even registered yet so i stare at it out my window all day

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      03-26-2012 04:06 PM #120
      This thread needs moar

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      03-26-2012 04:29 PM #121
      I kind of sort of have a thing for Gran Prix White, especially black/ tan interior cars

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      08-01-2012 10:05 AM #122
      Want one so bad.

      A coworker of mine has a 2003 with 14,000 miles on it in great shape (the paint leaves a little to be desired) that he really wants to sell me, and I really want to buy it. We haven't talked price, but KBB really inflates its value thanks to the low mileage. Last year of the AP1, which has its appeal.

      But then there's another local S2k for sale with 74,000 miles on it, MY2004. First year of AP2, which has its own appeal as well. Asking price: $15,500.

      And then there's the fact that my wife is quitting her job because it makes her miserable and we really don't need that meager income, coupled with leasing the new Focus in November. Why didn't I just buy an S2k and a winter beater?
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      08-01-2012 10:21 AM #123
      $15k is a little rich for an 04 ap2, imo.

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      08-01-2012 10:43 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      $15k is a little rich for an 04 ap2, imo.

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      Regardless of opinion, that price is very close to the market value if it's in decent shape.

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      08-01-2012 10:56 AM #125
      I just wish s2ki didn't perpetually time-out here at work. Dunno what it is about that site, but our proxy and the s2ki web server just can't talk to one another. Then I could actually do some research on market prices.
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      08-01-2012 10:56 AM #126
      Against my better judgement, I'm gonna subscribe to this thread. The E30 thread made me feel like I need one already. A few more S2k pic posts and I'll be needing one of those as well.

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      08-01-2012 11:10 AM #127
      DON'T BUY IT!! Only 153-162lb.ft of torque. You could die going uphill...

      Do you guys ever wonder almost no one hate S2000 like they hate BRZ/FRS??
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      08-01-2012 11:14 AM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by gti_r_done View Post
      Against my better judgement, I'm gonna subscribe to this thread. The E30 thread made me feel like I need one already. A few more S2k pic posts and I'll be needing one of those as well.
      bad news...once you drive one hard, you'll never want anything else under 15k.
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      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      08-01-2012 11:17 AM #129
      i've been really attracted to this set of mods for a few days. i keep coming back to this pic as a great example of just how awesome these cars can look.

      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      08-01-2012 11:17 AM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      bad news...once you drive one hard, you'll never want anything else under 15k or be able to justify anything under $50k.

    25. 08-01-2012 11:30 AM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      DON'T BUY IT!! Only 153-162lb.ft of torque. You could die going uphill...

      Do you guys ever wonder almost no one hate S2000 like they hate BRZ/FRS??
      The same reason no one seems to hate the cars posted on here for being slammed or have huge wings mounted on them. S2000's are an exception to everything simply because they'r just that bad ass.

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      08-01-2012 11:36 AM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post


      Regarding DD'ing a tuned Evo:
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      08-01-2012 11:57 AM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      Do you guys ever wonder almost no one hate S2000 like they hate BRZ/FRS??
      Wait... WHAT?? How can someone be a member of TCL since 2000 and not remember that the low torque of the S2000 has been a point of raving mad arguments ever since the car came out? It has ALWAYS been a hot button topic.

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      08-01-2012 12:04 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      DON'T BUY IT!! Only 153-162lb.ft of torque. You could die going uphill...

      Do you guys ever wonder almost no one hate S2000 like they hate BRZ/FRS??
      droptop, god himself created the shifter/clutch/flywheel combo, 20% more power, and comes with legitimate sticky and wider tires from the factory.

      And people hate the S2000 too, just not as much from what I can tell.

      The power is the big problem for some folks, at least the S2000 makes HP up top.. The S2000 would literally beat the BRZ by about 10 car lengths in the 1/4 mile for example, and the S2000 isn't even that fast going straight..

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      08-01-2012 12:13 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Wait... WHAT?? How can someone be a member of TCL since 2000 and not remember that the low torque of the S2000 has been a point of raving mad arguments ever since the car came out? It has ALWAYS been a hot button topic.
      That is what makes the car fun in my opinion. It's engaging. Honestly, the shifter is part of the magic of the car. If it had even an average shifter I wouldn't enjoy the car 1/2 as much as I do.

      People will find something to complain about with everything.


      It's funny because I actually like downshifting and rev matching, its a blast with this thing. My old Mazdaspeed3 made way more torque than the S2, but I prefer the S2000 power delivery.. It is not fun to rev to 5800 RPM and need to shift.

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      08-01-2012 12:29 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by unintended acceleration View Post
      The power is the big problem for some folks, at least the S2000 makes HP up top.. The S2000 would literally beat the BRZ by about 10 car lengths in the 1/4 mile for example, and the S2000 isn't even that fast going straight..
      Oh cool, a $40k car beats a $25k car. Very impressive.


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      08-01-2012 01:10 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by jumbo11 View Post
      Oh cool, a $40k car beats a $25k car. Very impressive.

      the s2000 (in base non-CR) form was never this expensive. it should be noted that an AP1 without options was in the 32k range...which given similar equipment (leather seats) in a BRZ you're within 5k or less in price.
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      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

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      08-01-2012 01:23 PM #140
      All ive seen in this thread are just stock S2000's with a drop and rims.....
      Howabout some real function?





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      No, you're a TCLer. Of course you're going to like the obscure compact car that isn't available in the US, more than a road-legal supercar that is amongst the greatest cars of all time.

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