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Old 06 Oct 2007, 09:08 am
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Default How high maintenance is an S2000?

As far as running costs and upkeep
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 09:09 am
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same as any other tires , fuel brakes oil
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 09:12 am
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The S2000 is no more expensive to maintain on the normal maintenance schedule items than any other 4 cylinder Honda. They are very reliable and the maintenance is minimal by the 'book'. There are no real product problems with the S2000. There were some shift fork issues on the early models (pre 2004) that resulted from poorly timed downshifts but Honda has changed the design of the forks and that is no longer a condern. there were also a couple of recalls on the pre-2005 models that Honda took care of at no charge.the one costly expense is the tires. the originals will last about 20,000 miles. if you want to replace them with the same soft compound tires then the cost is pretty strong. The originals are W rated tires which is the top of the price range. You can go with H rated tires that are a bit harder for half the price of the originals and still get a good, safe ride.Hope that answers your questions.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 09:16 am
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The s2k is a very very very reliable car. make sure you regularly change the trans fluid, oil and check the brakes and you'll be a-ok. Just take care of your top, convertible repair is costly. As far as the OEM tires go, those were those hard-as-a-rock-crap.... definitely not worth it in my opinion. Go with a nice grippy CHEAP all season tire and you'll enjoy your car even more.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 09:18 am
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well one problem if you need to replace your engine you will have to pay a good price for it. well theres no other honda in the line up it that engine in it so theres not that many out there like the k20 and the b or d or f22 and f23 from the past
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