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Old 23 Aug 2005, 10:21 am
Michael Selin
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Hi
Anyone out there have any big complaints or comments about the Honda s2000.
I am close to going for one over a more pratical WRX si or EVO.
PS: I am old and drive like an old fart most of the time, but who can
resist a re visit to the speed of the mid 1960's


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Old 23 Aug 2005, 10:51 am
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My impression of the S2000 is that if you want power and speed out of that
motor, you really gotta rev it high. It redlines at like 9500rpms.

Michael Selin wrote:
>Hi
>Anyone out there have any big complaints or comments about the Honda s2000.
>I am close to going for one over a more pratical WRX si or EVO.
>PS: I am old and drive like an old fart most of the time, but who can
>resist a re visit to the speed of the mid 1960's



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Old 23 Aug 2005, 01:47 pm
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"Michael Selin" <mselin@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
news:Q9HOe.659485$cg1.564304@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Hi
> Anyone out there have any big complaints or comments about the Honda
> s2000.
> I am close to going for one over a more pratical WRX si or EVO.
> PS: I am old and drive like an old fart most of the time, but who can
> resist a re visit to the speed of the mid 1960's

It's like Car & Driver's April fool's review of the FMC Log Skidder, "the
ride is rough but the seat is hard". The S2000 is difficult to compare to
almost any other sports car. The chassis is superb for a rag-top and its
price, the engine screams over 5000 rpm (and is lethargic below) and the
build quality can't be beat. The problem is (IMHO) that it is too much
automobile for dawdling around town; it belongs on a race track. I'm old as
well and prefer the modern MR2. A Miata is OK if you don't have long legs.
The big plus with the S2000 is that it is a high-status ride. Your friends
will envy you even as they have concluded that you've lost your mind How
about a '59 TR3?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1959-...QQcmdZViewItem


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Old 23 Aug 2005, 02:53 pm
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On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 15:21:20 GMT, "Michael Selin"
<mselin@worldnet.att.net> puked:

>Hi
>Anyone out there have any big complaints or comments about the Honda s2000.
>I am close to going for one over a more pratical WRX si or EVO.
>PS: I am old and drive like an old fart most of the time, but who can
>resist a re visit to the speed of the mid 1960's
>


I've driven one and like it. Ergonomically it fits me well. I have
been toying with the idea with buying one and the only real issue I
have is that it is 100% made in Japan.

Maybe I'll buy a used one that's a year old?
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Old 23 Aug 2005, 04:12 pm
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On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 19:53:23 GMT, lab~rat <chase@cheese.net> wrote:

>On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 15:21:20 GMT, "Michael Selin"
><mselin@worldnet.att.net> puked:
>
>>Hi
>>Anyone out there have any big complaints or comments about the Honda s2000.
>>I am close to going for one over a more pratical WRX si or EVO.
>>PS: I am old and drive like an old fart most of the time, but who can
>>resist a re visit to the speed of the mid 1960's
>>

>
>I've driven one and like it. Ergonomically it fits me well. I have
>been toying with the idea with buying one and the only real issue I
>have is that it is 100% made in Japan.


why is that an issue?

>
>Maybe I'll buy a used one that's a year old?


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Old 23 Aug 2005, 06:49 pm
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"Michael Selin" <mselin@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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> Hi
> Anyone out there have any big complaints or comments about the Honda

s2000.
> I am close to going for one over a more pratical WRX si or EVO.
> PS: I am old and drive like an old fart most of the time, but who can
> resist a re visit to the speed of the mid 1960's
>
>

I'm 64 and drive a 01 Prelude 5 spd. I could easily move into a S2000,
except the Prelude is a little more practical. The Acura RSX S is also a
good alternative. But, cars like this should be driven -- run em up into
the VTEC at least daily.


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Old 24 Aug 2005, 07:44 am
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On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:12:21 -0400, flobert <nomail@here.NOT> puked:

>On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 19:53:23 GMT, lab~rat <chase@cheese.net> wrote:
>
>>On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 15:21:20 GMT, "Michael Selin"
>><mselin@worldnet.att.net> puked:
>>
>>>Hi
>>>Anyone out there have any big complaints or comments about the Honda s2000.
>>>I am close to going for one over a more pratical WRX si or EVO.
>>>PS: I am old and drive like an old fart most of the time, but who can
>>>resist a re visit to the speed of the mid 1960's
>>>

>>
>>I've driven one and like it. Ergonomically it fits me well. I have
>>been toying with the idea with buying one and the only real issue I
>>have is that it is 100% made in Japan.

>
>why is that an issue?


I generally only buy vehicles from N. America. You know, keep it in
the family...
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Old 24 Aug 2005, 09:59 am
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On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:44:07 GMT, lab~rat <chase@cheese.net> wrote:

>On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:12:21 -0400, flobert <nomail@here.NOT> puked:
>
>>On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 19:53:23 GMT, lab~rat <chase@cheese.net> wrote:
>>
>>>On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 15:21:20 GMT, "Michael Selin"
>>><mselin@worldnet.att.net> puked:
>>>
>>>>Hi
>>>>Anyone out there have any big complaints or comments about the Honda s2000.
>>>>I am close to going for one over a more pratical WRX si or EVO.
>>>>PS: I am old and drive like an old fart most of the time, but who can
>>>>resist a re visit to the speed of the mid 1960's
>>>>
>>>
>>>I've driven one and like it. Ergonomically it fits me well. I have
>>>been toying with the idea with buying one and the only real issue I
>>>have is that it is 100% made in Japan.

>>
>>why is that an issue?

>
>I generally only buy vehicles from N. America. You know, keep it in
>the family...


Socialist labour unions, artificially making vehicles more expensive
by forcing wage deals for people at a level not in line with their
levels of education and experiance.

I have quie a few friends who've got family working in car assembly
plants elsewhere - the ford Escort/jag x-type plant in liverpol, and
the vauxhall plant in ellesmere port (which includes the GM V6 engine
plant) and they wish they were being paid as much as the unionised US
auto assemblers. I looked into applying for work at the taurus plant
in atlanta, but i really didn't like the working enviroment there. A
very bad atmosphere. I'll go for a japan-assembled car any time - the
work enviroment is much better, less hostiility in the air, less
friction between the tiers, and people work better in such
enviroments.
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Old 24 Aug 2005, 01:22 pm
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On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 10:59:51 -0400, flobert <nomail@here.NOT> puked:

>On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:44:07 GMT, lab~rat <chase@cheese.net> wrote:
>
>>On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:12:21 -0400, flobert <nomail@here.NOT> puked:
>>
>>>On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 19:53:23 GMT, lab~rat <chase@cheese.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>>On Tue, 23 Aug 2005 15:21:20 GMT, "Michael Selin"
>>>><mselin@worldnet.att.net> puked:
>>>>
>>>>>Hi
>>>>>Anyone out there have any big complaints or comments about the Honda s2000.
>>>>>I am close to going for one over a more pratical WRX si or EVO.
>>>>>PS: I am old and drive like an old fart most of the time, but who can
>>>>>resist a re visit to the speed of the mid 1960's
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>I've driven one and like it. Ergonomically it fits me well. I have
>>>>been toying with the idea with buying one and the only real issue I
>>>>have is that it is 100% made in Japan.
>>>
>>>why is that an issue?

>>
>>I generally only buy vehicles from N. America. You know, keep it in
>>the family...

>
>Socialist labour unions, artificially making vehicles more expensive
>by forcing wage deals for people at a level not in line with their
>levels of education and experiance.
>
>I have quie a few friends who've got family working in car assembly
>plants elsewhere - the ford Escort/jag x-type plant in liverpol, and
>the vauxhall plant in ellesmere port (which includes the GM V6 engine
>plant) and they wish they were being paid as much as the unionised US
>auto assemblers. I looked into applying for work at the taurus plant
>in atlanta, but i really didn't like the working enviroment there. A
>very bad atmosphere. I'll go for a japan-assembled car any time - the
>work enviroment is much better, less hostiility in the air, less
>friction between the tiers, and people work better in such
>enviroments.


Good. That'll work out fine for you.
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Old 24 Aug 2005, 04:09 pm
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"TWW" <twaugh5@cox.net> wrote in message news:SMOOe.55$hp.3@lakeread08...

>>

> I'm 64 and drive a 01 Prelude 5 spd. I could easily move into a S2000,
> except the Prelude is a little more practical. The Acura RSX S is also a
> good alternative. But, cars like this should be driven -- run em up into
> the VTEC at least daily.
>


Fantastic, you made my day
:-)

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