Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Links back to The Car Lounge (opens in same window)
    Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
    Results 141 to 175 of 205

    Thread: Official "You need an S2000" thread

    1. Member Jerry_HEAVEN's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 16th, 2000
      Location
      where the slime lives
      Posts
      12,428
      08-01-2012 01:28 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      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.


      I recently picked up a first year model, 2000 with only 13k miles. As you can imagine, mint, 1 owner, never modified, even still has the original tires which need replacing asap.

      I'd say just pick up the best condition S2000 you can find.

    2. Member ChrisP2006's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 27th, 2008
      Location
      Enfield, CT
      Posts
      236
      Vehicles
      12 Altima V6, 02 S2000, 69 Charger, 53 XK120
      08-01-2012 02:47 PM #142
      I need to buy new wheels and tires.




    3. Member helement2003's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2nd, 2004
      Location
      SoCal
      Posts
      5,843
      08-01-2012 02:50 PM #143
      Coming back to this thread makes me miss my S2000.

      Oh well, family takes priority now. Someday I'll own another one.

    4. Member Dr. Woo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 28th, 2003
      Location
      Hampton, VA
      Posts
      3,989
      Vehicles
      '03 S2K '12 Focus
      08-01-2012 03:50 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by helement2003 View Post
      Coming back to this thread makes me miss my S2000.

      Oh well, family takes priority now. Someday I'll own another one.
      More ammo for my "Disregard kids, acquire S2000" philosophy.
      ├┼┤2003 S2000 | ├┼┘2012 Focus SE Sport | 2009 Pontiac G8 (2011-2011) | 2008 VW R32 (2007-2011) | 2006 VW GTI (2006-2007) | 2001 Audi A4 (2002-2006)
      SAVETHERING

    5. Member compy222's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 7th, 2005
      Location
      Pothole, MI
      Posts
      14,262
      Vehicles
      2003 Miata SE, 2002 Z51 Corvette
      08-01-2012 03:52 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      More ammo for my "Disregard kids, acquire S2000" philosophy.
      see sig.
      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.

    6. Member Dr. Woo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 28th, 2003
      Location
      Hampton, VA
      Posts
      3,989
      Vehicles
      '03 S2K '12 Focus
      08-01-2012 03:54 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      see sig.
      Trust me...I've seen it.

      Many times.

      It taunts me.
      ├┼┤2003 S2000 | ├┼┘2012 Focus SE Sport | 2009 Pontiac G8 (2011-2011) | 2008 VW R32 (2007-2011) | 2006 VW GTI (2006-2007) | 2001 Audi A4 (2002-2006)
      SAVETHERING

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 15th, 2010
      Location
      Bergen County NJ
      Posts
      1,204
      Vehicles
      N54
      08-01-2012 04:49 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by jumbo11 View Post
      Oh cool, a $40k car beats a $25k car. Very impressive.

      OH, quoting me out of context.

      S2000's were not 40K either, MSRP of $32K when they first sold.

      Anyway, you took my quote out of context and it means nothing. I was answering why perhaps more hate is geared towards the BRZ vs the S2000.

      Congratulations, maybe you have a future in politics.

    8. Member lab_rat's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2001
      Location
      Seoul
      Posts
      813
      Vehicles
      2013 N20, 2008 RC46, 2012 RC63
      08-01-2012 06:50 PM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by WAR_GTI View Post



      my whore...tracked and daily driven

      i'll have to post up some of my PIR pics...
      This is my favorite OEM color/wheel combination. Love it.

      Quote Originally Posted by enzo1187 View Post
      This was quite an enjoyable jaunt through Tail of the Dragon. Gloves create more control for when VTEC is kicking in......YO

      That was a great video! Thanks for sharing!
      The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.

      -phaedrus

    9. Member Tokyosmash's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 10th, 2007
      Location
      Clarksville, Tenneessee
      Posts
      2,090
      Vehicles
      2013 Focus ST, 2014 Fiesta ST
      08-01-2012 07:04 PM #149
      Miss my S2000 too.

    10. Member Jerry_HEAVEN's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 16th, 2000
      Location
      where the slime lives
      Posts
      12,428
      08-01-2012 11:18 PM #150





    11. Banned Chris Stack's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2008
      Location
      'Murica. F yeah.
      Posts
      11,644
      Vehicles
      Hondas, regular and extra-pricey
      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.

    12. Member helement2003's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2nd, 2004
      Location
      SoCal
      Posts
      5,843
      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.

    13. Member compy222's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 7th, 2005
      Location
      Pothole, MI
      Posts
      14,262
      Vehicles
      2003 Miata SE, 2002 Z51 Corvette
      08-02-2012 12:08 AM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by Jerry_HEAVEN View Post




      I white wheels!
      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.

    14. Member westsideseal's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 8th, 2002
      Location
      Long Beach, CA
      Posts
      3,210
      Vehicles
      S2000
      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


    15. Member EUROTHRASH's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 25th, 2007
      Location
      Boston, MA
      Posts
      491
      Vehicles
      '01 Ducati 748
      08-02-2012 01:58 AM #155
      Yes, yes I do need one, however I'm subscribing for further persuasion.
      Never run out of real estate, traction, and ideas at the same time
      GRIM WATER

    16. Member Dr. Woo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 28th, 2003
      Location
      Hampton, VA
      Posts
      3,989
      Vehicles
      '03 S2K '12 Focus
      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?
      ├┼┤2003 S2000 | ├┼┘2012 Focus SE Sport | 2009 Pontiac G8 (2011-2011) | 2008 VW R32 (2007-2011) | 2006 VW GTI (2006-2007) | 2001 Audi A4 (2002-2006)
      SAVETHERING

    17. Member compy222's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 7th, 2005
      Location
      Pothole, MI
      Posts
      14,262
      Vehicles
      2003 Miata SE, 2002 Z51 Corvette
      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...







      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.

    18. 09-24-2012 09:04 PM #158
      I don't post often, but when I do...


    19. Member In 4 Bagels, Left Hungry's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 3rd, 2012
      Location
      St. Louis, MO
      Posts
      393
      Vehicles
      06 Civic Si, 98 M3 convertible
      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.

    20. Member nismo4life's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 14th, 2007
      Location
      CT
      Posts
      2,052
      Vehicles
      '06 Cooper S (#squaresidewallcrew), LS400 drift car
      09-25-2012 12:43 AM #160
      +1 for Rega Evo's.

      -254 + Cancer for ******ry stance bull****.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ocean City PD View Post
      (ie....red light challenges, running over the hood of police cars etc.) Yes we watch youtube also....
      '09 Honda Ruckus

    21. Member Dr. Woo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 28th, 2003
      Location
      Hampton, VA
      Posts
      3,989
      Vehicles
      '03 S2K '12 Focus
      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).
      ├┼┤2003 S2000 | ├┼┘2012 Focus SE Sport | 2009 Pontiac G8 (2011-2011) | 2008 VW R32 (2007-2011) | 2006 VW GTI (2006-2007) | 2001 Audi A4 (2002-2006)
      SAVETHERING

    22. 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.

    23. Banned
      Join Date
      Mar 8th, 2011
      Location
      Bellevue Hospital Center
      Posts
      8,720
      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!

    24. Member compy222's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 7th, 2005
      Location
      Pothole, MI
      Posts
      14,262
      Vehicles
      2003 Miata SE, 2002 Z51 Corvette
      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.
      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.

    25. Member Lexi's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 18th, 2000
      Location
      On a track near you
      Posts
      7,206
      Vehicles
      Forester - Z06
      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





    26. Member Dr. Woo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 28th, 2003
      Location
      Hampton, VA
      Posts
      3,989
      Vehicles
      '03 S2K '12 Focus
      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.
      ├┼┤2003 S2000 | ├┼┘2012 Focus SE Sport | 2009 Pontiac G8 (2011-2011) | 2008 VW R32 (2007-2011) | 2006 VW GTI (2006-2007) | 2001 Audi A4 (2002-2006)
      SAVETHERING

    27. Member
      Join Date
      May 31st, 2008
      Location
      portland,Or
      Posts
      186
      Vehicles
      06 s2000
      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


      On the way to Pacific Waterlands

    28. Member MikeSAABt's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 23rd, 2004
      Location
      Granby, CT
      Posts
      1,832
      Vehicles
      '79 Volvo 242 project car, '93 Volvo 945, '91 Volvo 745t, '00 SAAB 9-5, orange dirt bikes
      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
      "Anything measured in grams is infinitely more exciting than something measured in pounds" - JC

    29. Member
      Join Date
      May 31st, 2008
      Location
      portland,Or
      Posts
      186
      Vehicles
      06 s2000
      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!

    30. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 7th, 2010
      Location
      Pgh, PA
      Posts
      286
      Vehicles
      2000 Honda s2000
      09-25-2012 10:39 PM #170
      heres mine.


    31. Member Dr. Woo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 28th, 2003
      Location
      Hampton, VA
      Posts
      3,989
      Vehicles
      '03 S2K '12 Focus
      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?
      ├┼┤2003 S2000 | ├┼┘2012 Focus SE Sport | 2009 Pontiac G8 (2011-2011) | 2008 VW R32 (2007-2011) | 2006 VW GTI (2006-2007) | 2001 Audi A4 (2002-2006)
      SAVETHERING

    32. Member 1.8tizzle's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 22nd, 2003
      Location
      VA
      Posts
      7,165
      Vehicles
      BMW X5 4.8 Sport, Imola 20th
      09-26-2012 12:04 PM #172
      Man I really need to buy another one of these

    33. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 7th, 2010
      Location
      Pgh, PA
      Posts
      286
      Vehicles
      2000 Honda s2000
      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.

    34. Banned
      Join Date
      Mar 8th, 2011
      Location
      Bellevue Hospital Center
      Posts
      8,720
      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

    35. Member Professor Gascan's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 11th, 2002
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      10,147
      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.




      [IMG]http://cdn.******************/instances/400x/9025093.jpg[/IMG]
      Fires are the leading cause of fires.

    Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •