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    Thread: Official "You need an S2000" thread

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      08-01-2012 11:46 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      More ammo for my "Disregard kids, acquire S2000" philosophy.
      Don't tell anyone, but it's possible to have both.

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      08-01-2012 11:58 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Don't tell anyone, but it's possible to have both.
      I agree with this. In my case, I'm dealing with 2 car seats all at once.

      The R32 will be okay once they're front facing, but a 4 door was necessary. I had so much equity in the S2000 it just didn't make sense to keep it and not put that value towards another car.

      Like I said, someday I'll own another one. For now, I'm glad I got to own one of my realistic dream cars.

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      08-02-2012 12:08 AM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by Jerry_HEAVEN View Post




      I white wheels!
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      08-02-2012 12:21 AM #154
      1. Acquire S2000
      2. Find a nice mountain road (Angeles Crest Highway, in my case) and a buddy with a cool car.
      3. Enjoy life
      4. Take crappy pictures with your Blackberry


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      08-02-2012 01:58 AM #155
      Yes, yes I do need one, however I'm subscribing for further persuasion.
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      09-24-2012 03:51 PM #156
      Chatted with my coworker today. I did some maths and with a raise coming this November I'm in a good position. His 2003 still has fewer than 15k miles on it and putting him on the spot for a ballpark on what he wants to get out of it revealed "15 or 16 thousand." I think I can make a case for $15k and some change. Car's in very good shape, with only minor cosmetic "issues," such as paint flaws and leather wear.

      Since I don't have access to s2ki here at work...sound decent?
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      09-24-2012 04:42 PM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      Chatted with my coworker today. I did some maths and with a raise coming this November I'm in a good position. His 2003 still has fewer than 15k miles on it and putting him on the spot for a ballpark on what he wants to get out of it revealed "15 or 16 thousand." I think I can make a case for $15k and some change. Car's in very good shape, with only minor cosmetic "issues," such as paint flaws and leather wear.

      Since I don't have access to s2ki here at work...sound decent?
      what color? any accident history?

      silver is a very common color and they tend to go for a few hundred less...though full red interior on a silver one changes that. crashes hurt these things too, there are few minor crashes in one of these cars. otherwise, sounds like a very good deal. only thing to watch for on an 03 is a torn/bad top. they resolved the banjo bolt, crappy plastic rear window, even worse stereo, and several other issues by 02...

      and i already was whoring these in the other thread, but here is a few more...







      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

    8. 09-24-2012 09:04 PM #158
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      09-25-2012 12:28 AM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by gizzard View Post
      I don't post often, but when I do...

      You instagram? Nice S.

      Its almost silly the things I would do for a mint GP white/black interior w/ red leather seats S2000. Probably trade in my e36 M3. Not even kidding.

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      09-25-2012 12:43 AM #160
      +1 for Rega Evo's.

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      09-25-2012 10:21 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      what color? any accident history?

      silver is a very common color and they tend to go for a few hundred less...though full red interior on a silver one changes that. crashes hurt these things too, there are few minor crashes in one of these cars. otherwise, sounds like a very good deal. only thing to watch for on an 03 is a torn/bad top. they resolved the banjo bolt, crappy plastic rear window, even worse stereo, and several other issues by 02...
      Silver, no accident history. Black interior. So it's about as generic cosmetically as S2000s get. Top's in perfect condition, already checked that out. It's garaged and hardly driven (as the mileage can attest).
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    12. 09-25-2012 10:25 AM #162
      Quote Originally Posted by In 4 Bagels, Left Hungry View Post
      You instagram? Nice S.

      Its almost silly the things I would do for a mint GP white/black interior w/ red leather seats S2000. Probably trade in my e36 M3. Not even kidding.
      Close. It's a 2007 so black/red interior and seats.

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      09-25-2012 10:58 AM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      I white wheels!
      Desmonds are easily one of the best looking wheels ever made. Perfect offset, perfect lip, perfect spoke thickness, perfect everything.

      I want an S2000 CR so bad!

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      09-25-2012 12:00 PM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      Silver, no accident history. Black interior. So it's about as generic cosmetically as S2000s get. Top's in perfect condition, already checked that out. It's garaged and hardly driven (as the mileage can attest).
      doesn't sound like too bad of a deal. with 15k on it, it's got atleast 185k of abuse left in it before a rebuild...i'd shoot for the price as close to 15k as possible. as long as you're okay with one that is a bit more subdued cosmetically.
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      09-25-2012 12:13 PM #165
      I test drove one last week . 02 with 155k miles for $11.5k, turned out to be a dog, ruff ruff shape inside/out. I'm glad I took it to a Honda dealer for a full inspection. Was still good to get in one and finally drive it. Also drove an 01 this weekend, asked someone at the autox if I could flog it for a minute or two so I know how a proper running motor should feel. I gotta say they feel slow compared to my Forester, slower than what I expected but that's to be expected with a turbo vs NA 4 banger. Handling on the other hand is great, I've got tons of $$ put into suspension on the Subie and these things stock handle great which is why I want one. Patience of course is key, I'll find one eventually in the right condition for the right price.

      http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/9806..._pid__22031034





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      09-25-2012 12:25 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      doesn't sound like too bad of a deal. with 15k on it, it's got atleast 185k of abuse left in it before a rebuild...i'd shoot for the price as close to 15k as possible. as long as you're okay with one that is a bit more subdued cosmetically.
      Honestly as long as it's not abused, it's stock and it's garaged I'm okay with it. Silver on black may be standard fare but I won't care too much while I'm driving it. The current owner is middle-aged, no kids, and doesn't wring it out at all. Mechanically, it's pampered. The paint's pretty blah, but as far as I can tell there's nothing wrong with the body (dings, etc) so I can probably fix the paint myself.

      I intend to set up some time to give it a good test-drive in the near future.
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      09-25-2012 08:20 PM #167
      A few pictures of the new wheels




      Please excuse the last minute "hipster" center caps... lost one of the originals so these will be temporary


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      09-25-2012 08:35 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by alohasb7 View Post
      if they stay on at speed I say run it on all four
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      09-25-2012 10:15 PM #169
      I do have them on all four, I lost one and replaced with a rockstar can. They fit surprisingly well haha!

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      09-25-2012 10:39 PM #170
      heres mine.


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      09-26-2012 10:17 AM #171
      The Invidia sounds pretty fantastic, but also sounds awfully loud. Is the drone on that one really bad?
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      09-26-2012 12:04 PM #172
      Man I really need to buy another one of these

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      09-26-2012 12:39 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      The Invidia sounds pretty fantastic, but also sounds awfully loud. Is the drone on that one really bad?
      yes it does have a lot of drone. haha I feel bad for my neighbors when I come home late

      it also has aftermarket headers.

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      09-26-2012 12:45 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by Dustin DeSimone View Post
      yes it does have a lot of drone. haha I feel bad for my neighbors when I come home late

      it also has aftermarket headers.
      HEADER. You have ONE header.

      And you missed that second rev match

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      09-27-2012 02:37 PM #175
      You need an S2000



      Picked this up last weekend. 2002, 157K km. Invidia catback exhaust, otherwise stock. Going to put a massive front sway bar on it and run it in B-Stock autocross with some R-Comps.




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