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Old 01-19-2005, 01:25 PM
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Do s2000s make good daily drivers?

Do any of you guys daily drive your s2000s? How are they on gas mileage? How often do you go through tires and how much do they generally run? Are there any wierd maintenance costs or anything? Any suggestions or personal experiences welcome.
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Old 01-19-2005, 03:08 PM
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i use mu s2000 as my dairly ride, for a single person is ok, for two person is kind of small, especailly when u got u r bag/purse etc. the rear trunk is quite small u can't fit too much stuff in. the maintenance is ok just like other hoda cars. u have to check oil level regularly. the tires just like other sport sedan nothing special unless u want michelin tires other wise its nott hat expansive, for winter if u r area snow or rains alot its better to get a good winter tire+ rim @@ this car use alot of gas at least it use the same amount of gas a mercedes V8 ... (will maybe abit less but not much). The car gets dirty easily and the the ride is not that confortable. however the performance and fun level is a A+ ....
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:11 PM
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The S2000 is a purpose built sports car. It has a stiffer than average suspension, rides low, and handles really well. If you have ever driven an Acura NSX, it feels more raw than that, a little more stiff. Steering is very responsive, working well with the suspension, you can really feel the road. Braking is excellent and predictable. Stock S-02 tires wear very quickly (20k), particularly because I drive spiritedly. My S2000 is a very reliable car, basic maintenance just like any other car. Regular oil changes at 3-5k depending on oil you run (I use AMS OIL 5w-40). I have had zero problems with mine. A little irritating to get stuck in rush hour gridlock, though. This car was meant for open roads and twisties. The engine and powerband are the best thing, IMO, over everything else, though. 9000 rpm of fun, 120 hp per liter (doesn't get any better than that). Lastly gas mileage is good for just cruising around 75mph on freeways (26-27 mpg), but city I only get around 19 mpg, and when I am driving really hard for a sustained period of time, you notice mileage drop as well. As for long trips, don't expect to take much more than maybe two medium sized suitcases maximum in the trunk. I picked up mine for around 24k from a dealer with 40k miles on it (great condition).
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:09 PM
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i really like it as a single person car (i agree that it is small,and made for maybe just a girlfriend and no thick chicks). The ride is harsh (no hangover ride accepted), but for the drivability it feels like a civic until 6k then its a beast. I have had my unexpectable spinouts, Rain and wrong shift points were great reasons. This car will get loose and when it does LOOK OUT! It catches you by surprise. Just be careful. And the only complaint i have, (and i have a 2001) is rear plastic window (fixed on later model), and the stereo blows. Stereo easy to upgrade if you feel the need, but i highly reccomend the glass window models. You will fall in love the moment you drive for a nice 70 degree weekend.
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:00 AM
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the Bat owns it but let's get to the question. Daily driver ? Why would you NOT want to drive the best car on the road ? I do.
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:04 AM
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I would say the AP2 would make a good daily driver. Tires, brakes and maintenance are the same as any Honda except the tires are expensive. If you drive it like you’d drive a Civic the gas mileage is okay...but if you’re on the gas and redine the fuel consumption will double.
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Happy 13th birthday to this thread. You're a teenager now, thread. Get a job.
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:34 PM
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When this thread was a youngster, one could daily drive the S. But, I say no longer. Reasons, no navi, no blue tooth, no active safety features. The S is now a track car or at best a weekend driver. My .02 cents.
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:39 PM
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Oh, and here is the S for 2019.



Just picked up one. 2019 with the new 181 hp 2.0L engine and the above mentioned features.
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Old 10-29-2018, 06:14 AM
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Oh, and here is the S for 2019.



Just picked up one. 2019 with the new 181 hp 2.0L engine and the above mentioned features.
Like to hear a review from you!
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When this thread was a youngster, one could daily drive the S. But, I say no longer. Reasons, no navi, no blue tooth, no active safety features. The S is now a track car or at best a weekend driver. My .02 cents.
What???

Active safety feature? Me with my wife's active radar.
Bluetooth? (Not with whitening strips) Have bluetooth with new Sony HU coupled to my Note 8 for streaming.
Nav? TomTom or iPad with Bad Elf. Always rely on internal biological IRS nav though! LOL!

I just hate being stuck in bumper to bumper highway traffic jams wondering if some airhead on a mobile texting is going to rear end me.

Frankly, as I do have other vehicles for getting to the airport a couple times a month, I use the S just for fun!

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Old 10-31-2018, 10:59 AM
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^^^^^^What I said

So, just picked up a new 2019 Miata, I mean MX-5, 'cos clean, low mileage S2000's are more expensive than what I paid for my 08 brand new.
It's kinda like a S2k GT, I have the GT-S model so leather, heated seats, navi, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and emergency braking.

The new engine pulls harder (I had the first year '16, but a F20 or F22 it ain't) and the suspension and steering are revised as well. Softer settings and more grand touring than hard core still.
It's light, quick and fun to drive. Here is a vehicle that could stand some mods, especially to the suspension, however I have no plans to mod it, quite happy with it. Looks nice too.

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Old 10-31-2018, 12:35 PM
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Pics or you are making it up! LOL! Does the 19 have a revamped top mechanism?
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:16 PM
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I'm lost when it comes to posting pics. The mechanism hasn't changed much (it's super easy to lower and raise) but Mazda made some modifications to mitigate premature wear showing up in certain areas.
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