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Old Tue, Aug-18-2009, 03:43:54 PM   #11
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It must be red......

bwahahahah j/k. I had too! This thread had crazy good timing for a comment a girl made today in my office....

"I love my sports car!"

Me: "sports car?"

"Yeah my new Celica"

Me: "I had no idea...."

"Well hello! It's a bright red manual!"

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One less sports car on the road:

"Ten years of the Honda S2000 production and a farewell to the last S2000 produced"
Close to 66,800 of the 110,000 sold worldwide, were sold in the US. The Europeans bought about a third of what us Americans bought.
http://www.s2ki.com/home/2009/08/10/...s2000-produced
The car never sold that well considering its attributes. It wasn't a great car, but it was good.
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The car never sold that well considering its attributes. It wasn't a great car, but it was good.
I like torque too much to appreciate a car like that...
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I like torque too much to appreciate a car like that...
Eric...
I don't need a ton, but you've got to give me more than the S2000 (160lb-ft?); seems like I'd heard it was a lot of work to keep it in the power and was incredibly prone to snap oversteer. Of course you can boost them like a madman, too.
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The AP2 has more than enough torque. That was not the problem.
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Of course you can boost them like a madman, too.
Too Soon Junior....
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Light and agile. Dosn't have to have allot of power.

Back in the early 80's I had a Mazda RX-2. Until today it is one of the best cars I have ever driven. I miss that car more than any other.
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The AP2 has more than enough torque. That was not the problem.
Agree that the AP2 had more torque, but still not even close to enough.


The S2000's problems always were that its WAY too small, WAY too twitchy for everyday driving, and completely impractical. Compare the price-point to a Boxster, Z4, nicely=spec'd MX5 and you start to see the reasons it didn't see that well.


Made a great car for a lot of older ladies though
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Agree that the AP2 had more torque, but still not even close to enough.


The S2000's problems always were that its WAY too small, WAY too twitchy for everyday driving, and completely impractical. Compare the price-point to a Boxster, Z4, nicely=spec'd MX5 and you start to see the reasons it didn't see that well.


Made a great car for a lot of older ladies though
This makes me wonder if you have ever driven one.

The car is no less practical than the others you list. In fact, it is much more reliable than any BMW.

The AP2 was not twitchy either, and definitely not in everyday driving.

As far as cost, you are mistaken. It was substantially cheaper than the Z4, and just as fast. It was more expensive than the MX-5, but then if you are comparing an MX-5 and an S2000, you most certainly have driven neither because they are not rivals.
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I think it would just come down to a car with an engine capable of handling the chassis, regardless of weight enough to have it handle well on a back road or a race course. (calling it sports would meet this criteria for vehicles including sedans, just to be further broken down by seat/door configuration.)
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