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    1. Member Jerry_HEAVEN's Avatar
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      08-17-2012 04:12 AM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post
      Remember if you buy a s2000 you will have to own a honda.
      So by this logic, if you buy an NSX you will have to own a Honda too?

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      08-17-2012 04:21 AM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post
      Remember if you buy a s2000 you will have to own a honda.
      You don't have to remind me that I'd be owning a brand that has made more performance cars than Volkswagen ever has. Sup Brah?
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      08-17-2012 05:07 AM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post
      Remember if you buy a s2000 you will have to own a honda.
      I say 15k get a bmw M Coupe aka shoe box, small like s2000 hatch like r32 solved.
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      08-17-2012 09:18 AM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by caj1 View Post
      When are you selling your gti?
      I know you're just trying to be an ass, but i'll bite.

      Soon enough, it just sits in my driveway as it is...cant decide at this point whether to make the jump to the you know what for the 2014 MY, or wait until later.
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      08-17-2012 10:27 AM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post
      Remember if you buy a s2000 you will have to own a honda.
      And that's worse than owning volkswagen?
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      08-17-2012 11:15 AM #146
      I daily drive an S2000, and have for over 2 years now. It currently has over 132,000mi on the clock and runs like a top. The top is original with no tears or yellowing of the window (and it's not garage parked). The only thing I have had to replace on the car since I bought it was a starter. I also replaced the radiator, but it was aftermarket from the PO and was under warranty. I was very worried about DD'ing it when I was considering it, but after a test drive I decided that the joy of driving this car far outweighed any complaints I would have. Life is too short to relegate your favorite car to "weekend only" duty. Two years later I feel the same way. I watch S2000 videos at night once in a while and can't wait to drive it in the morning - no other car has done that for me. Same with driving home from work. Put the top down and take the long way home through the neighborhoods... this car is awesome wound out, but you do not have to drive it like that to enjoy it. I have not owned an R32, but I have driven one - and it's a great car... but it will never compare with the S2000 to me. If OP does not need to haul **** around all the time, this should not even be a question. Or, even if he does...







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    7. 08-17-2012 12:29 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      Replace the straps with the one's from modifry and you won't have that convertible top problem.

      I have an 05. Only issue is annoying clutch buzz. And the drive train is glass if you add anymore power to the equation. Aside from that it's pretty trouble free.

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      08-17-2012 01:01 PM #148
      Ok who cross posted this to the R32 forum to let all the f@gs in here?

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      08-17-2012 01:02 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by mert mert View Post
      Ok who cross posted this to the R32 forum to let all the f@gs in here?

      so your feeling at home I take it?
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      08-17-2012 01:19 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by InfinitiG View Post
      And that's worse than owning volkswagen?
      Yes.

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      08-17-2012 01:21 PM #151
      R32 by a country mile
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      08-17-2012 01:25 PM #152
      That's cool, but i'll have more fun.

      The R32 is the only MkIV that's worth owning, but it's still way too nose-heavy and numb. Does make a nice sound, though.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bothhandsplease View Post
      You'd think this was a purse forum with all the blathering about stitching and gauges

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      08-17-2012 01:34 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by Jerry_HEAVEN View Post
      So by this logic, if you buy an NSX you will have to own a Honda too?
      yes i would not own a under powered nsx. Honda makes great cars for bring collage girls and old women back and forth and they do a great job at it but when you say honda to me i think boring.
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      08-17-2012 01:38 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post
      yes i would not own a under powered nsx. Honda makes great cars for bring ing collage girls and old women back and forth and they do a great job at it but when you say honda to me i think boring.
      Sigh... Honda doesn't really currently make anything I want to really drive either but if this is your justification I wonder what you think the new Jetta, Passat, VW SUVs are. Not exactly exciting driver's cars either. Rather own an NSX than almost any VW.

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      08-17-2012 01:41 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post
      yes i would not own a under powered nsx. Honda makes great cars for bring collage girls and old women back and forth and they do a great job at it but when you say honda to me i think boring.
      Feel free to buy a 911 GT3, because that's the only Euro car that will match the handling progress of a NSX, without having to pay more, or resort to Italian brands.


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      08-17-2012 01:43 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post
      yes i would not own a under powered nsx. Honda makes great cars for bring collage girls and old women back and forth and they do a great job at it but when you say honda to me i think boring.


      Too much stupid here to handle. I'm out, my brain hurts after this one.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bothhandsplease View Post
      You'd think this was a purse forum with all the blathering about stitching and gauges

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      08-17-2012 01:44 PM #157
      pardon my 'merican

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      08-17-2012 01:47 PM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      Sigh... Honda doesn't really currently make anything I want to really drive either but if this is your justification I wonder what you think the new Jetta, Passat, VW SUVs are. Not exactly exciting driver's cars either. Rather own an NSX than almost any VW.
      Agree vw dose not make a really exciting car at the moment in america but maybe the deisel line and i only am excited about the fuel savings. he dose not want a nsx he wants a s2000 and if your saying a mcoupe has no room in them compared to a s2000 you have never been in one.
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      08-17-2012 01:48 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post
      yes i would not own a under powered nsx. Honda makes great cars for bring collage girls and old women back and forth and they do a great job at it but when you say honda to me i think boring.
      awesome troll post. GTFO, thanks.
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      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!

    20. 08-17-2012 01:51 PM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      Feel free to buy a 911 GT3, because that's the only Euro car that will match the handling progress of a NSX, without having to pay more, or resort to Italian brands.


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      That's debatable and you don't have to spend that much... and this is stock suspension. The NSX is very special, but you there are other cars that handle very good and feel very good to the driver such as an E36 M3

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      08-17-2012 01:53 PM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      awesome troll post. GTFO, thanks.
      troll post look at you post count and when you joined.
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      08-17-2012 01:57 PM #162
      Quote Originally Posted by flytech78 View Post
      Agree vw dose not make a really exciting car at the moment in america but maybe the deisel line and i only am excited about the fuel savings. he dose not want a nsx he wants a s2000 and if your saying a mcoupe has no room in them compared to a s2000 you have never been in one.
      what the what? I... M coupe.. where did M coupe come fro... I.. I ****ing. I.

      I'll see myself out.

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      08-17-2012 01:58 PM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      They're very small hatches. Not very practical. And somewhat unreliable.
      bye shmi
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      08-17-2012 01:59 PM #164
      I feel like this comes up every few months on here. Like everyone has already said, they're completely different and hard to compare but owners of both will swear by their cars because both are very good albeit different. I cross shopped the two as well but ended up with the R32 because I couldn't resist the exhaust note

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      08-17-2012 02:01 PM #165
      Both are great cars IMO. I've owned a Z3 and now and R32. S2000 is next on the list. Shooting for a year or 2 to sell the R and pick one up. I was looking for both a few summers ago when I did pick up the R and was really just waiting for one in the right condition and mileage of either. I have a short list of cars I want to own and ended up finding this mint R, so I scooped it up.

      People say the R32 has a half assed awd or is a pig, but dang if it isn't fun to drive. Oh and the sound is just as fun, even if you really aren't going that fast.

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      08-17-2012 03:27 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by unintended acceleration View Post
      It's funny, I have actually heard several reports from well respected owners on s2ki saying the car actually drives more stable with less rear toe in (closer to 0), which would negate a majority of the premature tire wear.

      Anyway, the car is like a Civic maintenance wise except it needs diff fluid every 20 - 30K, burns a little oil (although I have a freak that does not burn any oil) can wear soft tops where the metal rubs, and chews through rear tires if you have toe in.

      I love reading people comment about this car that have never driven it, or have a little experience, it cracks me up. I think that is what keeps me coming back.


      Feels like a Civic DX below 6K is my favorite, love it! Except for the shifter,, the xenons, the gearing, the seats, the sound, the driving position, the steering, the powered wheels, the clutch, oh yes, just like a Civic DX.

      By this logic, driving a Ferrari 360 below 5000 RPM is like a driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Only on the interwebs.
      Well I believe you are referring to my post in that I said that as a daily commuter in MY S2000, the one I owned... that I felt that the car's powerplant was boring and somewhat grating when not driven at it's limits. DX Civics have no V-Tech... and V-Tech kicked in on my AP1 at 6600 rpm's... hence, DX Civic-esq in terms of power. Re-read what I said before you sloppily paraphrase a post to make your point.

      There are many, many very nice qualities about the S2000, the fact that so little changed over the decade or so that they made it, is definitely a testament to how good it is/was. HOWEVER, lack of torque, lack of headroom/legroom, and cargo space are probably the 3 biggest complaints anyone who's driven or owned an S2000 have. This is not up for dispute... Comparing a Ferrari 360 to a Cherokee to make your point is silly... because in the end, even though the Ferrari has a similar powerplant (high red-line, lower torque), it's still a much more powerful engine, and thus, more fun even at civil speeds.

      Still, I think most would agree this is a stupid comparison because they are two completely different style cars. One satisfies one set of needs, the other, a complete other set. A more apt comparison would have been: S2000 or 350z... two cars that have a lot in common, but do what they do in much different ways.

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      08-17-2012 03:46 PM #167
      Not even the MkIV army emerging from underneath their rocks can topple the almighty S2000.
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      08-17-2012 04:05 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by PineappleMonkey View Post
      You don't have to remind me that I'd be owning a brand that has made more performance cars than Volkswagen ever has. Sup Brah?
      remember the vw brand is the largest in the world owning most of the big boy super cars so how's abouts thats sis.
      Also Suping up ur Honda civic with a big muffler and graffics dose not make it a performance car.
      I would own a jap car just not a boring honda.
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      08-17-2012 04:12 PM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by NoXenons View Post
      Maybe just me but I couldn't see myself being proud of owning something Japanese, lol.
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      Quote Originally Posted by NoXenons View Post
      Maybe just me but I couldn't see myself being proud of owning something Japanese, lol.
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      08-17-2012 05:26 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      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.
      oh hey look another VW related thread C4 A6 is sitting in crying for the first 3 pages.

      now the OP is aquiring fake votes from "mk4 fanbois"

      I voted s2000 only because i would bag the POS and ruin it for TCL.

      get a ****ing grip, you sound pathetic.
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    32. 08-17-2012 05:45 PM #172
      niether. personally if i had 15k to spend, a s60r would be in the works. awd 296hp, big brembos, 6 speed, 4 doors. what more do you need.
      Last edited by mxer24; 08-17-2012 at 05:48 PM.

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      08-17-2012 05:50 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by mxer24 View Post
      niether. personally if i had 15k to spend, a s60r would be in the works. awd 296hp, big brembos, 6 speed, 4 doors. what more do you need.
      He wants something he can drive not look at on jack stands
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      08-17-2012 05:57 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by x_GTI_x View Post
      oh hey look another VW related thread C4 A6 is sitting in crying for the first 3 pages.

      now the OP is aquiring fake votes from "mk4 fanbois"

      I voted s2000 only because i would bag the POS and ruin it for TCL.

      get a ****ing grip, you sound pathetic.
      Oh look another reply by x_GTI_x showing that he has absolutely NO clue what he's talking about.

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      08-17-2012 06:09 PM #175
      lol @ C4 A6, as per usual.

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