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      02-15-2008, 10:57 PM   #1
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Trading my 335i for an 08 S2000

Well I put my deposit down for a Chicane Silver 08 S2k tonight. They gave me a decent deal on trade in and a good deal on the S2000. I am a HUGE Honda fan and have always loved the S2000 (family owned a 00 Silverstone). I took the car out, it feels mad slow, sounds like crap with the top up..really a disappointing test drive..you can't push those cars when it's cold out.

But I do remember how much fun they are in the warm weather. Sure my 335 would whoop its ass in a straight, but the S2k is just a little race car.

Please feel free to give me your thoughts good or bad, but be nice..i'm a sensitive guy

I did think of a Boxster but it is out of my budget and I don't buy used cars.

Here's what I can think of

Pros
Better handling
Good looking car IMO
Top down driving!!
Honda Reliability
Cheap ownership costs

Cons
Inferior quality
Slow-er
No Creature comforts
No torque lol
impractical


I do have a 2007 Fit as my DD

Thoughts?

EDIT: Cancelled my order, don't want the S2k.

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      02-15-2008, 11:06 PM   #2
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So a Honda Fit and Honda S2000. Fair enough...you get great handling and low maintenance.

You could probably drive the S2000 hard...for 300,000km without doing much. I'll bet the 335i will have more little annoying problems...
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      02-15-2008, 11:31 PM   #3
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S2000 are fun cars. Perhaps one day ill get one used.

next car i get will be a roadster, around 2010/11. Either the next gen BMW Z, Boxster, or a new/used S2k.
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Pros
Better handling
Good looking car IMO subjective, but I think it's "ok" looking (not ugly, but not gorgeous either)
Top down driving!!
Honda Reliability
Cheap ownership costs


Cons
Inferior quality
Slow-er
No Creature comforts
No torque lol
No low rpm HP (gotta rev the PISS out of it)
impractical
Pay for maintenance (bye bye free 4 year maintenance)
Tires more expensive
Only 2 seats (part of impractical I guess)
Noisy (since it's a vert)
Less secure, since it's a soft top (theft, etc)
Amended.
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      02-16-2008, 12:25 AM   #5
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so let me get this straight...

you "took the car out, it feels mad slow, sounds like crap with the top up..really a disappointing test drive..you can't push those cars when it's cold out."....but yet you are trading-in your 335 for it?

am i missing something?

that's just wrong!
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      02-16-2008, 12:40 AM   #6
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so let me get this straight...

you "took the car out, it feels mad slow, sounds like crap with the top up..really a disappointing test drive..you can't push those cars when it's cold out."....but yet you are trading-in your 335 for it?

am i missing something?

that's just wrong!
My point is the car is night and day top down/top up..I had one in the family a few years ago. And yes, compared to my 335 it is slow. But I like it.
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      02-16-2008, 12:43 AM   #7
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Right. It's not all about the straight line. I personally love the S2k's as well and if you're that type, a nimble car would definitely be at my list of excitement when it comes down to cars.
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      02-16-2008, 01:59 AM   #8
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      02-16-2008, 02:03 AM   #9
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just drop a turbo kit in it and it make up in straight line performance
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      02-16-2008, 03:49 AM   #10
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I had an 02 S2000 for two years. I have a 350z Vert now for my top down days.

The S2000 was great, but I got spoiled with torque and driving one now feels no different from a Civic.

The top is still annoying to put down as I have to reach to the passenger side.

The car's design is over 9 years old, the 350z is only 6. 5 for the roadster.

The no navigation option, and its hard to install since it is a single din with a door.

The car doesn't sound remotely as nice as a 350z (esp with the top down).

S2000s have crappy looking wheels since their offsets are so high, they also come with 17" stock. The 350z is 18".

Power seats in the 350z and heated (option) which is great for top down driving.

Can't think of anything else...
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      02-16-2008, 01:38 PM   #11
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I've always wanted an S2000.....have fun.
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i loved my s2000 and i miss it every day. a. if you learn to drive it properly. it's not THAT much slower than a stock 335. b. it handles infinitely better. c. you can drive the absolute piss out of that car under any circumstances and it will take it like a champ. the insurance is a bitch though. i'd check that before you sign the final paper. it's the 7th most expensive car to insure and it cost me $1460 every six months. where as my M Coupe is $705 every six month.
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Just curious to see why you didn't just skip the 335i and get the S2k? I don't know how much they gave you for a trade in, but it has to be around the price of the S2000, right? I mean the car is 32-34K after tax, title, license.

The S2000 is no doubt a great car. I was close to getting one a couple of years ago. I was scared of when there were cases of shanked tops.

I still want one to drive in the SoCal summer nights though.

The car has no power below 5K RPM..but then again, it's a Honda..it loves to be revved.

I do agree that the car is great looking. I would pick it over the 350z and Z4 for sure.
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      02-16-2008, 06:14 PM   #14
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Hmmm....I hope you have thought through it....The Pros and cons favour keeping the 335i

Anyway, hope you enjoy it op!
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i also wanted a s2k ... but went for an 6speed accord.. now a 335! have fun with s2k
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Cancelled my deposit today for the S2k..because I drove a Boxster S. I'll probably start looking for a slightly used Boxster S in the fall.

I knew there was a reason i was depressed last night, and today I feel much better after deciding.
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Well I put my deposit down for a Chicane Silver 08 S2k tonight. They gave me a decent deal on trade in and a good deal on the S2000. I am a HUGE Honda fan and have always loved the S2000 (family owned a 00 Silverstone). I took the car out, it feels mad slow, sounds like crap with the top up..really a disappointing test drive..you can't push those cars when it's cold out.

But I do remember how much fun they are in the warm weather. Sure my 335 would whoop its ass in a straight, but the S2k is just a little race car.

Please feel free to give me your thoughts good or bad, but be nice..i'm a sensitive guy

I did think of a Boxster but it is out of my budget and I don't buy used cars.

Here's what I can think of

Pros
Better handling
Good looking car IMO
Top down driving!!
Honda Reliability
Cheap ownership costs

Cons
Inferior quality
Slow-er
No Creature comforts
No torque lol
impractical


I do have a 2007 Fit as my DD

Thoughts?
its definitely an odd trade...from 335 to s2000.......one thing i can say about the honda....LOVE THAT SHIFTER!!!!
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      02-16-2008, 09:06 PM   #18
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Cancelled my deposit today for the S2k..because I drove a Boxster S. I'll probably start looking for a slightly used Boxster S in the fall.

I knew there was a reason i was depressed last night, and today I feel much better after deciding.
Thank you! Much better!
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Cancelled my deposit today for the S2k..because I drove a Boxster S. I'll probably start looking for a slightly used Boxster S in the fall.

I knew there was a reason i was depressed last night, and today I feel much better after deciding.
RELIEF

I was gonna say, yea it might be more fun and feel racier, but you would be giving up SO MUCH that the BMW offers for the Honda, and the Porsche is definitely going to give you a lot of that back!

Congrats on making a better decision!
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I can see wanting to get rid of the 335i if you wanted a top-down high-revving sports car, but it seems like an Z4 M Roadster would have made more sense.
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I can see wanting to get rid of the 335i if you wanted a top-down high-revving sports car, but it seems like an Z4 M Roadster would have made more sense.

Werd, you'd have the best of both worlds.
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