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Old 07-08-2012, 11:38 PM
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When to buy s2000??

Hey guys, just wondering, when is the best time to buy an s2000? As in, how much does the price go down in the winter? Also, how much did you pay for yours?

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:30 AM
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Where are you located? In SoCal, the price doesn't really change because we don't really have a winter.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:51 AM
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Unfortunately, the best time to buy is when you find one you really like and you have the money. Prices don't drop much Summer or Winter.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:21 AM
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Hey David!

Lots of if's in there.... Best time to buy is like KGF said...when you find the one you like...but in some locations the winter would possibly have minimal effect on the price. You need to research and find out if you want an AP1 or an AP2...some differenced there, then possibly the color of choice, then start the journey...If you find one you like that is not near you can probably find someone on here that is close and would not mind dropping by to take a look at it for you and tell you if it would be worth your trip or not... GL
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I live in socal, but I don't flying cross country to save a good amount...
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:00 AM
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you could buy one around here in the dead of winter for cheap, problem is... you never know when you would get a clear road to drive it out of here.
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I live in socal, but I don't flying cross country to save a good amount...

"A good amount." You're a real stickler for being specific, eh?

There are more S2000s in SoCal than anywhere else. You might find a swinging deal somewhere else, but that will take time. What kgf said is pretty spot on: do your research, decide what you want and what you are willing to spend, then be ready when the car which fits your criteria shows up for sale on autotrader, craigslist and/or whatever other source you choose to monitor.

The used car market is very different right now than it has been in the past. Rules that applied 5 years ago just don't apply now. My S is currently worth *more* according to KBB than it was 2 years ago. Go figure. And again, in SoCal, season doesn't matter much. It may elsewhere, but then you are dealing with a smaller inventory and issues of traveling to see it, etc.

Good luck with your search.
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Where is "here" and how cheap is "cheap"?
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Cheyenne, WY. Well I should say a good deal rather than cheap. If you could find on old one with plenty of miles it would be cheap. But the people around here that buy them only use them three months out of the year... therefor when they do go up for sale they are in very good condition with low miles. I got mine six years ago for only 18K (at a dealership) when it had 18K miles on it. Was totally stock and in perfect condition.

I saw an 03 with only like 20K on the clock going for around 16 with a hardtop! I almost bought it myself lol.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:26 PM
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for convertible, winter month is cheaper. the summer after i bought mine, prices average 1k more
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:53 PM
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for convertible, winter month is cheaper. the summer after i bought mine, prices average 1k more
Where is this?
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by freshandfly101 View Post
Hey guys, just wondering, when is the best time to buy an s2000? As in, how much does the price go down in the winter? Also, how much did you pay for yours?

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Best time to buy an s2k is when you have enough $$$$$
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:01 PM
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Fresh,

I don't get your point? Either you're in the market or not. If $500/$1000 is that important, then I don't believe that you are ready to take the plunge. I looked around and found the best deal that I could find at that time and made the deal. I had a budget and stuck with it.

I don't mean this to sound uppity, but if you are counting pennies, then consider something less expensive and within your means. You might get in over your head otherwise, my .02

These vehicles are fairly maintainence free, but ***** happens and are probably not the best daily drivers, depending on your local.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:05 PM
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well thats why I made this post, i didn't know how much the price difference would be and wanted to find it. If it really is that little (500-1000) no biggie, I just would care if it was more

And I'm from west LA, so deals are EVERYTHING to me
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I totally understand not paying more than necessary, but this vehicle is not a civic. They quit producing them three years ago and due to wreck and such are becoming more and more rare each passing year. This affects the values. My personal feelings is that unless the economy totally tanks, that these vehicles will retain their values fairly well and should increase gradually over the next several years.

I just don't see many " deals" regardless the time of year. Either you want one and are willing to pay for its value, or not.
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And I'm from west LA, so deals are EVERYTHING to me
Wha...? If deals were everything to you, you wouldn't live in West LA. LOL!
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:39 PM
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My experience in E. Tennessee based on buying two convertibles the last week in October, one an S2000 and the other a Volvo C70 is that the price from a dealer for the S2000 went down 15% from what they wanted in July. What happens is that they know it's unlikely to sell in the winter and their alternative is to sell it to an auction. So don't wait too long, but if you live in a place where people don't like to drive with the top up in the winter you can save some starting approximately in September thru November. Less in climates that don't have much winter. Also consider going to one of he wholesale auctions. Perhaps with someone you know. I've never done this but some individuals (other than dealers) find cars for less.

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Wha...? If deals were everything to you, you wouldn't live in West LA. LOL!
well I'm Persian and from Beverly Hills; if its not on sale, I don't buy it hahaha
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I bought mine and I wasn't even looking for one. I say anytime and the sooner the better!
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