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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:15 am
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Default what car is better honda civic or s2000? thanks!?

i want to buy a new car, so what's better? the civic or s2000? planning also to customize it adding graphics on the car, same graphics like suki's car at 2 fast 2 furious...so any ideas? thanks a lot!
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ur comparing 2 cars in diff leagues, the s2000 is like the grown up version of the civic in a way . if u wanna compare a s2000 compare it to a mazda rx8 not a civic
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please dont buy either
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:18 am
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This fella who 1st answered hit it on the head.the civic is a under radar ready to tune sedan.s2000 screams loud but lacks the potential for your mods from hell.insurance will suck.and it has some cheese ness im not attracted to.as for honda vtek engines you cant go wrong .Do the real tuner k24a4[ i think?] as theres tons of options available.and you wont be in a wannabe high end ricer.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:21 am
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They're both great cars,however the S2000 is by far the better car.As for more power and handling go with the s2000.the civic has about 197hp where as the S2000 boast 237.You can get the new CR (club racer) version from 35 - 37 grand.It has a stiffer suspension,lift-reducing front/rear aero devices,stickier tires,special interior trim,and a bolt on aluminum hardtop.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:24 am
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your joking with this question right? come on..seriously if you dont know which is better then you dont deserve either of em...go buy a vw bug, lol. or jetta
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:27 am
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U got to be specific for honda civic. FD2R(JDM)? FN2R(UK)? These 2 are the lastest honda civic. FD2R is 5door japaness built car comes with a K20a engines producing a 225BHP. 5more BHP compared to Integra Type R(JDM). A family sports sedan car with 18inch rim and semi sports tyres. Cool.....FN2R is 3door UK specs comes with a K20Z4 engine giving u a 200BHP. If u gonna compare these 2 honda Civic Type R (CTR), the japaness 225BHP will be the best in terms of handling, chassis and the size. I have driven a CTR JDM specs and UK too. Power and torque the JDM won. Infact, it won all IF COMPARED TO FN2R.Lets say u chose between CTR FD2R and S2000. Ofcos S2000 wins... S2000 can only have 1 passenger where FD2R can hav 4 passengers. Handling of S2000 is superb and easy to handle. But then again, your budget to get a new or old car. Also future moddings, maintainences ect... I dont know if your country have parrell importers to import FD2R. For S2000 im sure they have. So its better to work our your sums and see which cars suits your needs better and if theres good workshops for the car if u going to mod your ride. You can find out more on websites or youtube to compare. If budget and your needs is not a issue...S2000..Chose carefully and dont regret after getting. Best if u can test drive the cars. Its not about the cosmetic u should consider 1st. Its the power and butt feel. Like i said... test drive the cars.All the best!
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:33 am
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Let me give you an excellent informed opinion based on what you're asking.Now look, there is nothing wrong if you want to put graphics on a car, that is your preference and the people bashing you in your forum are going to have to realize that this is your decision, you after all, are spending the money. I too went through a small phase like that but later on, decided the simple beauty of a well excecuted paint job and lip kit looked far better than a confusing swirl of names and brands.But what you're asking about is the differences between the cars. I am guessing you're a female between 22 and 28 and you are not active in autocrossing or probably even not active in raw performance and the ability to challenge other racers on the street. With this generalization I have just made, the S2000 is not for you. This car comes from the factory with a stiff suspension setup as it is and if you really want power, you'll be spending all your time at the top end of your powerband, which takes skill to focus on driving, turning and staying high in the rpms to make it all worth while. Also, get ready for some seats that have all the padding of a maxi-pad, this translates into uncomfortable daily driving unless you're able to lose yourself in the wonderful performance the car gives you and sacrifice your own comfort. Also, you won't have much of a trunk, so count out making this car your daily beauty salon/spare closet and friend hauler. Don't confuse that statement with sexism, I rarely know a girl who that doesn't apply to. And one more thing, are you competent in a manual transmission? Both cars have a six speed, but it is not an option in this car. You will have one. Also, insurance will be higher due to it being classified as a sports car and gas will be more expensive, it requires premium. As far as your ability to drive, this car is rear wheel drive. Do you live in a place that gets snow or ice or even alot of rain? The car will be fundamentally different and slightly more difficult to keep on the road if you don't know how to. Simply put, people these days should not get a car that they over exceeds their driving skills. If you've never driven a car like this, buy a Miata ($19k) and learn on that first, then graduate to the $32k bliss that is the Honda S2000.Now for the Civic, more options here, more to fit your lifestyle as I have generalized...You have many choices, do you want 2 door, do you want 4 door? Do you want automatic transmission, do you want manual transmission? You have many many many choices. Heck, even the high strung civic Si Comes in 2 or 4 door, but once again, you can only get this in a manual transmission (6 speed, 200hp) I think it was the march issue of honda tuning where a lightly tuned 4 door civic Si actually beat a stock honda s2000 on a autocross course, not by alot, but enough to make S2000 diehards cry out in heresy. It is true these cars are competent enough, while being somewhat sporty and a heck of alot more comfortable for its occupants. Even if you don't get the Si, the civic has come along way in looks and engine (140hp) and you might enjoy even adding a body kit and graphics to that just as much, and the kicker of course, even at the top end the car can be had for $10,000 less than a base s2000, which leaves plenty of money to paint it hot pink, take off the cat. convertor and overrev the engine to cause flames coming out of the muffler (joking). But still, your choice with this car will yield excellent gas mileage, and unless you get the Si (which takes premium) you'll be saving on gas with regular gas. The Civic is a front wheel drive car, which has its drawbacks, but it is an excellent car to learn the limits before you graduate to a more serious level. As for the one retarded dude below, the K24A4 engine is found in the accords and puts out 160hp at 6400 rpms, that is not the sporty engine you think people swap (unless you put a K20 head on the top and supercharge the beotch like Hasport's CRX)
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 09:36 am
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u should either buy civic si, or the mugen tuned sedan that came out this october. if you want to buy an s2000, wait until 2008 because they have a track ready, tuned version, the S2000 CR. http://automobiles.honda.com/s2000/s2000-cr.aspx.
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If you're interested in superior safety features and warranty, you should at least take a look at the Hyundai Elantra SE. This model offers electronic stability control and active headrests (ESC may be standard on all 2008 Elantras; you should check). ESC is a safety feature that many say is as important as seat belts (see link in Sources below). Personally, I no longer would buy any car without ESC. Active headrests help prevent whiplash if you're rammed from the rear, not an uncommon experience if you talk to veteran drivers. Having been rammed by another car going 40 mph while I was sitting at a stoplight, good seats and active headrests would be very important to me.Here is Hyundai's comparison of the Hyundai Elantra SE with the Civic:http://www.hyundaiusa.com/vehicle/co...3&year=2008The Elantra reportedly was ranked by the EPA as the most fuel efficient non-hybrid mid-sized sedan. At least check it out, and decide if you want to pay more money for a Civic without ESC. See fourth generation in this article:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyundai_ElantraHyundai also offers a superior warranty as a standard feature, including a 100,000 mile/10-year powertrain warranty.Safety features offered on Elantra; compare with Civic:http://www.hyundaiusa.com/vehicle/el.../safety.aspxGo to the library and read Consumer Reports, if you don't subscribe to the magazine.I bought a Hyundai Sonata and I'm very pleased with it. My only complaint was that Hyudai didn't offer a five-gear automatic transmission which would raise fuel efficiency at high speeds.































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