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      08-15-2012 04:51 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      I think you need to re-read your own post again.
      no, you just read it the wrong way. Maybe i should've added punctuation but i meant "all around: dd/weekend/track". Either way, we're back on track now.
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      08-15-2012 04:52 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Sometimes I wish polls were defaulted to show who voted for what
      To confirm the usual suspects are making the same equally biased selections as yourself?

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      08-15-2012 04:58 PM #73
      I am one of the biggest VW fanbois in the Lounge.

      But S2000 all day every day. Never would an S2000 be my daily but it's a car that I want for a weekender SO friggin bad.


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      08-15-2012 04:58 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by 89VWdieselGolf View Post
      Not at all... I said all around car... Something i can drive to work, but still have fun with. And it doesn't have to be an EVERYDAY daily driver (see sig) I have other cars to choose from too. I just don't want to drive it in Ontario winters and have it get rusted out from all the salt.

      (Although the .:R would be extremly fun in the snow) Yes i wrote .:R again
      Based upon your sig, I'd say you have enough vag products in your past and current life. Try something new and fresh.

      I'd think the S2K would be fun in the snow in the right conditions... but what do I know?

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      08-15-2012 05:06 PM #75
      S2000

      I've been daily'ing my s for 8 months now, the lack of space was a little tough to get used to especially coming from a 4door golf... But everytime I drive the car it puts a smile on my face and makes me remember why I gave up a little practicality.

      If I wanted a fun awd car I would have got an sti which is better than the .:r in almost every aspect except interior quality.


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      08-15-2012 05:09 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by 89VWdieselGolf View Post
      no, you just read it the wrong way. Maybe i should've added punctuation but i meant "all around: dd/weekend/track". Either way, we're back on track now.
      I don't understand where "summer driven only" comes in, but you're Canadian so I don't really care.
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      08-15-2012 05:14 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      I don't understand where "summer driven only" comes in, but you're Canadian so I don't really care.
      'cause you're a tough 'merican right?
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      08-15-2012 05:32 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by 89VWdieselGolf View Post
      'cause you're a tough 'merican right?
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      08-15-2012 05:51 PM #79
      I guarantee you that the S2000 is the one that's going to put a grin on your face, that you'll be smiling to when you walk out to the garage to drive it. It's going to be a car that will make you glad that you bought it.

      It may be apples to oranges, but I would take the S2000 without hesitation.


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      Sometimes I wish polls were defaulted to show who voted for what
      Rule for TCL 4.0 maybe??
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      08-15-2012 05:56 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant Dan View Post
      Now put a 3.2 VR, or hell a 3.6VR since externally the block is the same, in an S2000 and then it's interesting

      3.2/3.6 liter engine, that's only the length of an i4 and sits completely behind the front suspension in a RWD chassis? Yea, count me in!

      The F20c is part of what makes the s2000 so great. It's high strung and exciting. It would be like taking the s14 out of the e30. Well some people do that....to each his own I guess
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      08-15-2012 05:56 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by zeewhiz View Post
      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.
      You can daily a Miata or S2K in the same sense that Eddie Murphy can rap...sure it's possible, just not very good.

      With that said, considering you said daily driver/all around, I have to go with the .:R
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      08-15-2012 06:02 PM #82
      If this is a 2nd car, why would you even consider the R32? The S2000 is by far a better car for having fun. If you're going to daily drive it every day of the year that's a different story, but again for a fun car this isn't a contest.

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      08-15-2012 06:07 PM #83
      I have to agree with the other posters regarding how much of a DD this will be. The S2000 will not likely see Ontario winter duty. Despite the impressive 2x4 and Costco posts, you are not likely to take it shopping. You're not going to take it to drive people/family around. Despite it being a superior driver's car, you are bound to drive your Jeep Liberty around for all of these situations. With the R32, you can drive it all the time and enjoy it. So basically the argument is based on driving time:

      50% Honda S2K vs. 50% Jeep Liberty
      85% R32 vs. 15% Jeep Liberty.

      I vote for minimizing the time spent in the Jeep Liberty.

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      08-15-2012 08:01 PM #85
      R32 for practicality, low end torque, amazing sound, much better interior, AWD(it rains in the summer) better DD.

      S2K would be a better car for the track but that's about it
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      08-15-2012 08:57 PM #86
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      08-15-2012 09:12 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by sandiegan View Post
      Only one explanation for poll result: VWVortex
      Seriously. For a SUMMER CAR that can be "daily driven" (aka 3 months out of the year) and weekend warrior/track toy, the S2000 is the correct answer in this "poll."

      Like I said, OP (or someone else) is getting all the Mk4 boys to the yard to vote for the R32.

      Again, the S2000 can be daily driven EASILY. You don't need 15sq ft of cargo capacity in a daily driver unless you work in construction or carpentry or some sort of manual labor, and if you did, you wouldn't be considering EITHER of these cars, so this "but the Golf can haul stuff" argument is moot.

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      08-15-2012 09:13 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by BltByKrmn View Post
      If this is a 2nd car, why would you even consider the R32? The S2000 is by far a better car for having fun.


      I'll argue that.







      The R32 can have tons of fun regardless of rain, snow, 1 driver or 4 people, a trunk of luggage, etc.

      Also, if modified, the R32 a more capable platform to handle big power and put it to the ground.
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      08-15-2012 09:17 PM #89
      I'm selling my R32 next year. If only I could get up to $15k for it, I'd be a very happy boy
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      08-15-2012 09:18 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Wilhelm0075 View Post
      I'm selling my R32 next year. If only I could get up to $15k for it, I'd be a very happy boy
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      08-15-2012 09:22 PM #91
      Isn't the R32 just an ugly TT disguised as a crappy Golf?

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      08-15-2012 09:29 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Isn't the R32 just an ugly TT disguised as a crappy Golf?
      In the same way an S2000 is just a...well ****. It's not anything else

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      08-15-2012 09:37 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Isn't the R32 just an ugly TT disguised as a crappy Golf?



      Isn't the S2000 just another gutless Honda?
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      08-15-2012 09:43 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      There's an idiot born every minute.
      I surely hope so. I drove my R for the first time in a year, and besides the exhaust note, I just felt meh about it. That's when I decided its time to sell it to some person who feels something for it vs me using it as a winter beater
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      08-15-2012 09:44 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by guru7345 View Post
      ...RWD Honda Fit with the roof cut off ?
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      08-15-2012 09:51 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      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.
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      08-15-2012 09:59 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by VTECeateR View Post
      I am one of the biggest VW fanbois in the Lounge.

      But S2000 all day every day. Never would an S2000 be my daily but it's a car that I want for a weekender SO friggin bad.


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      Also, I've driven both and they are very fun, quick cars. Ideally you'd have both, but for summer only it's S2000 or bust. Preferably the pre-refresh model with the post-refresh wheels.
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      08-15-2012 10:03 PM #98
      I'm not going to vote because I drive an S2000 and it's a silly poll.


      1 - As a daily driver, it depends on what your commute is like. If it consists of a lot of stop and go traffic, and you live in a city with dense traffic, in a hot climate the S2000 will suck. It is a car that needs an open road, or some semblance of a nice drive. To be honest, it should be a crime to drive an S2000 like this. It is painfully obvious it was not designed for this.

      2 - If it's 100 outside, the A/C is on and you are sitting in traffic. The S2000 is the wrong car to be in. You will hate it. It sucks. This is the only time the car feels like it lacks low end grunt. Engine gets heatsoaked and below 2.5 RPM, it is awful.

      Some of the posts in here sound like little girls. It's loud, its small, I need more torks. Wah.

      The devil is in the details, like anything else. Everything is a compromise, I just know I'll side with the car built from the ground up to be a driver's car and compromise with the cons everyone knows, versus driving a car that is less of a driver's car but has more creature comforts.

      While I am young (32) this is my take on it. When I am 50 + years old, an S2000 would be the last car on my list, by then I will be too old and grumpy to drive a raw car like this. I will literally be saying, wah, its too loud, too small, revs to 9K and I want a car that has more low torks.

      R32 is a great car too, I like it. I appreciate it and respect it but while I am young and can tolerate all the S2000 cons, choice is easy for me. Driver's car it is.

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      08-15-2012 10:07 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by 4motionvr6dub View Post
      R32 for practicality, low end torque, amazing sound, much better interior, AWD(it rains in the summer) better DD.

      S2K would be a better car for the track but that's about it

      Yes. This guy has it all figured out.

      S2000 is only better on the track. It's official now in case anyone was wondering.

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      08-15-2012 10:14 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by unintended acceleration View Post
      Yes. This guy has it all figured out.

      S2000 is only better on the track. It's official now in case anyone was wondering.

      I wouldn't even say better at the track. Different? Yes.. Better? No.

      Now if we are talking a beach cruiser? Yea S2000 no problem..


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      08-15-2012 10:17 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by mert mert View Post
      Not even apples vs oranges who wants a city golf nothing special about a cheaper Haldex AWD system city Golf
      Wat?

      3.2L VR6 -> 240 hp as opposed to a 2.0L 8v -> 115 hp.
      Ridiculous engine note. Recaro seats. My god, not a city Golf.
      Cheaper Haldex AWD? Cheaper than what? It worked fine, and as far as I know, it has less problems than Subaru's, albeit not as good of a system.

      I'd go for the R32, but the S2000 is a close 2nd. Really, depends on the day. On a Friday, I'd probably say S2000, but this is Wednesday.
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      08-15-2012 10:29 PM #103
      Did you really just say 2.8 VR6?


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      08-15-2012 10:32 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      Did you really just say 2.8 VR6?


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      08-15-2012 10:34 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      Did you really just say 2.8 VR6?


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      ...yes I did.

      I think the appropriate words are...woops??

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