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    Thread: .:R32 vs. S2000

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      08-15-2012 12:51 PM #1
      You've got $15,000 to spend.
      What car would you pick as an all around daily driver/weekend toy/possible odd lapping day?
      Summer driven only.

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      08-15-2012 12:59 PM #3
      Tough choice. I have always wanted an S2000, but it's not very practical. If you had another vehicle I guess the S would be nice to have. Always liked the R as well. Ok, S2000 it is becasue you said "weekend vehicle".
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      08-15-2012 01:00 PM #4
      Not even apples vs oranges who wants a city golf nothing special about a cheaper Haldex AWD system city Golf

    5. 08-15-2012 01:01 PM #5
      Having owned both an R32 and an S2000, the car enthusiast in me will tell you S2000. It's such a drivers car. However, given that one of your requirements include "daily driver", I would have to say the R32. I could not even fit a boxed iMac in the S2000. Unless you'll have a daily, I would go with the R32.

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      08-15-2012 01:05 PM #6
      s2K. all day, every day... 2x on Sundays.


      PS: don't let em tell you that you can't daily an S2k. I daily an NB Miata. I'm a bigger guy. I've hauled everything from two tires for my truck, to a few 8 foot sticks of 2x4's... with the top down, of course.
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      08-15-2012 01:06 PM #7
      weekend car: S2000
      Occasional Track day: S2000
      Daily Driver: R32

      That said, seems like you have a winter car which means you have a second car as this car would only be driven during the summer. If that is the case...then its a no brainer for me. S2000.

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      08-15-2012 01:07 PM #8
      The fact that he puts the ".:" before the R makes me

      S2000.

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      08-15-2012 01:12 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by IwannaGTI View Post
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      08-15-2012 01:13 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      The fact that he puts the ".:" before the R makes me
      Yeah, pretty lame. No better (maybe worse?) is ///M3
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      08-15-2012 01:14 PM #11
      tough choice.
      voted s2k because you said summer only. if you would drive it year round i'd have to pick the:R

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      08-15-2012 01:15 PM #12
      s2000

      drive it everyday.
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      08-15-2012 01:16 PM #13
      .:r32 .:r32 .:r32 .:r32

      Get the S2000 cuz sportscar.

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      08-15-2012 01:22 PM #14
      I wouldn't choose the R32 just because people type out crap like .:R32 without a hint of irony.

      Gimme the S2000. The sterling reliability, top down ability and amazing fun to drive factor are just icing on the cake.

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      08-15-2012 01:22 PM #15
      from now on it's ♂Volvo FYI
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      08-15-2012 01:28 PM #16
      .:R all day

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    18. 08-15-2012 01:38 PM #18
      Tough decision but I'd probably lean towards the S2K as long as it hasn't been beaten to an inch of its life. R32 will be better for DD duties for sure: torque, awd, plush interior, hatchback, seats 4+, etc.

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      08-15-2012 01:39 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by MikeSAABt View Post
      Yeah, pretty lame. No better (maybe worse?) is ///M3
      How about I start doing this:

      I drive an Integra Type-R.



      The the past few mins votes for the Golf have gone up more than the S2000. Methinks OP is telling his Mk4 brotifromers to vote here (not that they know any better.)
      Last edited by C4 A6; 08-15-2012 at 01:42 PM.

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      08-15-2012 01:41 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I wouldn't choose the :R32 just because people type out crap like .:R32 without a hint of irony.

      Gimme the S2000. The sterling reliability, top down ability and amazing fun to drive factor are just icing on the cake.
      The :real irony here is that you'd let a : stop you f:rom buying a fai:rly capable (albeit ove:rpriced) ca:r.

      It loses out to the s2k (does that one bothe:r you too?) by most standa:rds but they a:re awesome little ca:rs. My nephew has one, and I get a little jealous eve:ry time I go ove:r my b:rothe:r's house.

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      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post

      The the past few mins votes for the Golf have gone up more than the S2000. Methinks OP is telling his Mk4 brotifromers to vote here (not that they know any better.)
      Why would he try to sway the results of his own poll?
      Methinks you're butthurt than the 2 are actually kinda close. Don't sweat it, the Honda's probably going to win. It'll be ok.
      Last edited by tragik; 08-15-2012 at 01:44 PM.

    21. 08-15-2012 01:42 PM #21
      I have been daily driving my R32 since 2004 and have done dozens of track days with it. I can even fit a 4 drawer filing cabinet in the back of it.

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      08-15-2012 01:43 PM #22
      People often say how great the S2000 is, but you really don't know until you drive one yourself. Then, it's usually love at first apex
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      08-15-2012 01:46 PM #23
      I picked R32 because I don't fit in an S2000.

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      08-15-2012 01:47 PM #24
      On a moRe seRious note, the S2000 is a veRy livable daily dRiver caR. Unless you aRe fat, you'll be just fine. And to those complaining about stoRage space: unless you haul cRap to and fRom woRk eveRy day, you have no need foR ample tRunk space. And if that's the case with youR daily gRind, you wouldn't be looking at EITHER of these caRs to begin with.

    25. 08-15-2012 01:47 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      How about I start doing this:

      I drive an Integra Type-R.

      If you are going to do it, do it correctly...

      .:R


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      08-15-2012 01:47 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by tragik View Post
      Why would he try to sway the results of his own poll?
      Methinks you're butthurt than the 2 are actually kinda close. Don't sweat it, the Honda's probably going to win. It'll be ok.
      What makes you think he wanted the S2000 to win?

      He listed the R32 fiRst, usually an indication of the posteR's favoRed choice.

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      08-15-2012 01:49 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by gizmopop View Post
      If you are going to do it, do it correctly...

      .:R

      I dRive an IntegRa Type-R. Not an R32.


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      08-15-2012 01:52 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I dRive an IntegRa Type-R. Not an R32.

      I'///M going to have to start doing this too, then. After all ///My DD is an ///M3. This will give headaches to everyone.

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      08-15-2012 01:53 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      I'///M going to have to start doing this too, then. After all ///My DD is an ///M3. This will give headaches to everyone.
      Don't foRget the coloRs. That's what it's all about.

    30. 08-15-2012 01:54 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by MFactor View Post
      Having owned both an R32 and an S2000, the car enthusiast in me will tell you S2000. It's such a drivers car. However, given that one of your requirements include "daily driver", I would have to say the R32. I could not even fit a boxed iMac in the S2000. Unless you'll have a daily, I would go with the R32.
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      08-15-2012 01:54 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Don't foRget the coloRs. That's what it's all about.
      Oh ///Man, I'///M red-green colorblind so I doubt I could even pick out the right shade of colors.

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      08-15-2012 01:54 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      What makes you think he wanted the S2000 to win?

      He listed the R32 fiRst, usually an indication of the posteR's favoRed choice.
      I guess he pulled the whool over my eyes. I read it as someone being torn between 2 very, very fun summer toys.

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      08-15-2012 01:57 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by tragik View Post
      I guess he pulled the whool over my eyes. I read it as someone being torn between 2 very, very fun summer toys.
      You must always be the skeptic.

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      08-15-2012 01:59 PM #34
      drive them back to back.

      you'll get it.
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      08-15-2012 01:59 PM #35
      Scumbag OP:

      Offers R32
      Can only be driven in the summer.

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