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Old 03-30-2015, 12:22 PM
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Could this car make it here as a possible S2000 replacement? I'm not feeling the fairings behind the roll hoops and we definitely would need a bigger, more powerful engine. The interior looks sporty car friendly and mid engine, rear drive.........hmmmmmmmmmm

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Old 03-30-2015, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Glenn1 View Post
Could this car make it here as a possible S2000 replacement? I'm not feeling the fairings behind the roll hoops and we definitely would need a bigger, more powerful engine. The interior looks sporty car friendly and mid engine, rear drive.........hmmmmmmmmmm

http://wot.motortrend.com/1503_mid_e...86495671162953
You left out butt-ugly.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by kgf3076 View Post
You left out butt-ugly.
I'll reserve judgement until I see it in person.
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Yea, think I will side with KGF in this instance...................
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:07 PM
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I used to own a Honda N600 and we had a Z600 and S600 at the dealership. I actually thought about tracking down a Honda Beat but gave up thinking about the parts nightmare I might have.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:55 PM
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It looks good when you consider what it would be comparable to in the US market...a Smart car. I'd buy it for $14k, but not likely if it's priced closer to $20k. I think it would be fun car to toss around and commute to work in.

I'm curious why Honda would use a 660cc 3 cylinder when they have a 600cc inline 4 that puts out 100hp and has a 13k redline.

EDIT: I would consider this a little brother of the s2000, not a replacement but a companion...

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Old 04-01-2015, 06:37 AM
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But isn't that the genesis of the S2000. It started as a S600 then became the S800 and eventually morphed into the S2000. So hang on fans it's coming!!!
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:19 AM
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There is no replacement for the S2000 in my opinion. Three may one day be a successor but the rawness of the S2000 will not be seen again. Ever.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by s2kx2 View Post
There is no replacement for the S2000 in my opinion. Three may one day be a successor but the rawness of the S2000 will not be seen again. Ever.
As I was driving home today, the thought occurred to me that subtlety and S2000 cannot be used in the same sentence. It has a refined rawness (if that's possible).
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Old 04-03-2015, 04:26 PM
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But isn't that the genesis of the S2000. It started as a S600 then became the S800 and eventually morphed into the S2000. So hang on fans it's coming!!!

Only in name maybe, because it's more of a direct descendent of the Honda Beat more than any other car.
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Old 12-09-2015, 12:58 PM
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Replacement S2000, I'm taking deposits. (cash only, small bills unmarked)


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Old 12-09-2015, 04:05 PM
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Well, I just find myself reading that and being annoyed. Number one: UK S2K owners WTF?? They probably want a diesel hybrid. What about polling U.S. owners why I bet we outnumber UK owners 5 to 1. If the new S2k is supposed to be a sports car then why detune a motor from a Civic?? Let me have the full 300 ponies.


No as someone said above, there is not likely to be a car that will ever come from Honda to rival its own S2000
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:06 AM
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I was thinking about the comment on the chassis:

"the S2000 could be relatively expensive for Honda if it decides to develop the chassis on its own instead of partnering up with another automaker."

I am not in the auto business but if the original chassis was so very good, why not resurrect that? Is it a matter of once production stops, you might as well come up with something new?
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