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    View Poll Results: Does the S2000's design stand the test of time?

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    Thread: Poll: Does the S2000's design stand the test of time.

    1. 05-21-2012 11:45 AM #1
      Well, it's been awhile since the S2000 went out of production, but I still think the design looks fresh. What does TCL think.


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      05-21-2012 11:46 AM #2
      I think it still looks good. Not in a modern, could-be-a-brand-new-design-today sort of way, but it is aging gracefully.
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      05-21-2012 11:51 AM #3
      Absolutely, but so do the M roadster and Boxster.

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      05-21-2012 11:55 AM #4
      I've never been a big fan of Honda but I always thought the S2000 looked pretty good. It's too bad they never made a factory coupe version though.

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      05-21-2012 11:55 AM #5
      Every time I see a clean AP2, I do a double take (miss mine dearly).

      It's definitely one of the few designs that really age gracefully, and hands down one of the best designs out of Honda ever, aside from the NSX.

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      05-21-2012 12:00 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Rav_VW View Post
      I've never been a big fan of Honda but I always thought the S2000 looked pretty good. It's too bad they never made a factory coupe version though.
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      05-21-2012 12:04 PM #7
      It's aged well in my opinion, it doesn't look new but it looks relevant and most people wouldn't know the design is from the late 90's
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      05-21-2012 12:04 PM #8
      Absolutely.

      The car has a timeless, angular design.

      I hesitate to say this, but I categorize it similar to a 1967 Jaguar XK-E, in that it will always look the part.
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      05-21-2012 12:05 PM #9
      I love the design but what will make it stand the test of time is everything else that makes it up


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      05-21-2012 12:07 PM #10
      I think it does. I routinely get asked if my car is a new or newer car. It's got some really classic body lines with the long hood, sharp top crease lines, and smoother sides. I have also always liked the look of the tail lights, which look sporty without looking like craptastic altezza's.
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      05-21-2012 12:11 PM #11
      Does the design stand the test of time? No, not really

      Does the car overall stand the test of time? Without a doubt, especially with where Honda is right now
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      05-21-2012 12:14 PM #12
      AP1 looks dated to me, unless it has an OEM front lip... in which case I think it looks pretty fresh. AP2 definitely still looks modern.


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      05-21-2012 01:02 PM #13
      Its a clean car with no tacky add-on, I think it'll stand the aging process well....

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      05-21-2012 10:24 PM #14
      Meh, still couldn't look at it everyday.
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      05-21-2012 10:30 PM #15
      It still looks good, it's a clean design, but not brand new. I actually think the last-gen Prelude looks fresh.
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      05-21-2012 10:33 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by sandiegan View Post
      AP1 looks dated to me, unless it has an OEM front lip... in which case I think it looks pretty fresh. AP2 definitely still looks modern.

      Its a refresh son. Why dont you post pics of your tinted rear lights ? Those make your s2k look WAY more modern.

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      05-21-2012 10:33 PM #17
      Absolutely. Modern design and fashion meets tradition. IMO it can't lose

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      05-21-2012 10:35 PM #18
      Only VWs stand the test of time!

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      The S2000 still looks good and will for years to come.
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      05-21-2012 10:54 PM #19
      It will always look good to me.

      But I may be a bit biased. Wanted one since I was a kid... just always LOVED the design. I still have the Tyco Canned Heat R/C car I got when it came out as a concept.





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      05-21-2012 10:57 PM #20
      Its a great, very clean design, that I think will always look good

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      05-22-2012 12:55 AM #21
      I think so, especially the late model refreshed cars though it might be a bit too early to tell.

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      05-22-2012 12:58 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by FACTORYBOOST View Post
      This is the only Honda I would still buy (besides an NSX of course)
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      05-22-2012 01:02 AM #23
      It's a fairly simple design with traditional lines, so it should age well. The only thing I see is that the headlights are definitely shaped by the era it was produced in.
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      05-22-2012 02:12 AM #24
      I saw an AP1 and AP2 next to each other at a dealership and the AP2 still looks funky fresh.

      Tail lights look dated on the AP1.

    25. 05-22-2012 04:19 AM #25
      so does most cars around the year 2000?
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    26. 05-22-2012 05:59 AM #26
      I think the Headlights kill it. It looks in whats the word....Sedan-ish

      In fact ever since pop up's where banned I think most car companies strugged to make their head lights look Sport-ish in sports cars . I think even the new GT86/BRZ looks tooo sedan like to me from the front

      Now if you want to know how to do it right just look at the Murcielago


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      05-22-2012 06:35 AM #27
      I saw a very clean red S2000 with a hardtop yesterday and thought to myself "Damn, those still look like a million bucks!"
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    28. 05-22-2012 08:01 AM #28
      I think the S2K has aged very gracefully, the Ap2 configuration fixed some funny design bugs IMHO, I used to have an 02 S2k, what a superb car, now, headlights old vs new ...



      ON the NSX case Honda did a good job refreshing, but the pop ups look better IMHO

      On the S2k case, the Ap2 looks overall much better

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      05-22-2012 08:43 AM #29
      It helps that there was only one generation of the car (AP1/AP2 still fundamentally the same design). There's no newer model to compare it to. It definitely is still quite striking though. I love the fenders, long hood / short deck, and the overall subtlety.

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      05-22-2012 09:15 AM #30
      i'll have to throw my favorite pic of my s2000 now...



      i will say the bigger AP2 white wheels make it look a lot "younger" or more sporty. i do like the appearance of the AP2 nose a little bit more as well though. otherwise i see them as equal.
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    32. 05-22-2012 09:19 AM #32
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      Wanted one since I was a kid...
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      05-22-2012 09:23 AM #33
      I prefer the AP1 with OEM lip by far to the AP2.

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      I wish the used prices would come down on them. There are a few in my area that are in the mid-upper 20k range.

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      05-22-2012 09:37 AM #35
      I own an AP2 and love the clean lines.

      Interesting that the last 2 yrs of production, my dealer couldn't give them away (they used to sit in the showroom for 6+ months) and today, if a clean cpo AP2 comes into the used car lot, it sells within 48 hours.

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