Too soon junior (Contains VTEC Yo)

SouthBit

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It would be interesting to drive it and see how it feels. Mine has 66,000 on the clock and has a few squeaks and rattles, but most of that is from the roof. if they're maintained I'm convinced they will outlive most humans.
 

ubercal

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definetly want an S2000 sometime in my life , but prices are abit expensive.Seems like they all selling for over 200k.
 

TehStranger

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Beautiful. tempted to get my next one in white. I now live in Amsterdam (up from the Hague) where the parking is more ****ed. I could rent a space in the basement garage for 150 euro a month, but it doesn't makes sense as I'll hardly use it here. Thinking of getting a boat for the canals instead.

There's a gent who owns one about a minute away from where I work, it lives parked on the street in front of his houseboat. Still looks to be in impeccable condition despite the fact.

If I do come back to SA (less than 5% change) I'd have no problem dropping R300,000 on a mint one as soon as I land. It wouldn't be a complete daily though, would probably pair it with something immensely practical like a CH-R or similar.
 

Jade @ ZA Domains

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definetly want an S2000 sometime in my life , but prices are abit expensive.Seems like they all selling for over 200k.
A clean S2000 will set you back 260k and upwards - the prices haven’t dropped for the past decade.

If you want one and can find one then commit to the price.
 

FiestaST

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BUYING USED: Second-hand roadsters for under R350 000

Honda S2000

0-100 km/h: 6,62 seconds
Top speed: 239 km/h
Power: 177 kW
Torque: 208 N.m
CO2: 209 g/km
Fuel consumption: 9,41 L/100 km

Honda has a solid history of producing high-performance engines. This started with its motorcycles; one example is the Honda 250 six (RC166) that revved to 18 000 r/min.

The soft-top S2000 isn’t a pint-sized racer, nor does it have more than four cylinders, but it can spin to 9 000 r/min and sounds glorious while doing so. Beware, though: with lots of power going to the rear wheels, this one can catch you out, especially if you settle for one of the earlier models. In typical Honda fashion, the six-speed gearbox is superb and, despite it having much less power and torque than the BMW and Benz, the S2000 is a mere second slower to 100 km/h.

For Performance Shootout 2007, we took a selection of cars to Killarney Raceway and asked two racing drivers – Stephen Simpson and the late Gugu Zulu – to test them. There were mixed feelings about the S2000: Stephen loved the rev-happy engine but Gugu not so much. To quote him, “The engine just feels too pap below 7 000 r/min, but from seven it accelerates very quickly all the way to 9 000.” He loved everything else about the car. Stephen admitted, “We almost went sideways a couple of times.”

There are not many available in the classifieds, as they are highly sought after, mainly for some high-cost modifications these days. Owners will spare no expense to customise S2000s and lower the suspension. To allow for some driveability, some drivers add air suspension. Still, there are several untouched original examples waiting to be snapped up.

Space: 2 seats, 128 L
Safety and aids: 2 airbags; ABS/EBD, ESC
Cost of 4 tyres: R6 400
Road test: August 2007 (track test)


S2000.JPG
 

asshat99

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What Chinese tyres are they buying for R6400 a set!

Gugu had his 7000s and 6000s swapped around.
 

CT_Biker

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Recently drove a late AP2 variant.

OMG! What a drive. Probably one of the best feeling cars I have ever driven, and boy it just revs and revs and then you bang another gear and it revs more.

Usually I battle to drive fast cars these days. Fast cars feel inert, but dig into the accelerator and you get his with a surge of torque and a speedo that just keeps climbing and climbing.

Is it me or does Honda have the best feeling gearboxes in the game? Even better than BMW, dare I say it?
 

Jchan11hk

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Two years ago, I put 4 off PS on my car, R3.3k per tyre, so it was a bit steep for me. I don't know how much are the PS4 now, would be R3.8k ea, right?

R9k a set will probably get you a decent set of Nexen Performance tyres, which is not bad.
 

asshat99

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Two years ago, I put 4 off PS on my car, R3.3k per tyre, so it was a bit steep for me. I don't know how much are the PS4 now, would be R3.8k ea, right?

R9k a set will probably get you a decent set of Nexen Performance tyres, which is not bad.
The GY Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3s work well - they end up being about R2800 each (so a bit over R10k for a set now :crying:). Sadly it seems like the potenzas (non-runflat) are not available in the stock sizes anymore (last time I was looking).
 

Gtx Gaming

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The GY Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3s work well - they end up being about R2800 each (so a bit over R10k for a set now :crying:). Sadly it seems like the potenzas (non-runflat) are not available in the stock sizes anymore (last time I was looking).
+1 for F1, they really good and enjoy them also.

They kark exspensive for my car, 265/35/19 rear is R3800 a piece and front is 235/40/19 around R3200 a piece,
 
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