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Old 06-04-2018, 04:02 PM   #1  
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New member here, and first post, so here goes....

Honda/Acura life-long loyalist. Current stable:
2006 CRV AWD
2006 Accord SE Sedan
2011 CRV AWD
2013 ZDX
2017 MDX AWD TECH

The owner of one of my local Honda/Acura-only service, repair, and body shop facilities owns a 2001 S2000. He is the original owner. I've seen and known the car for years. We've talked about it. On Friday when picking up the 2006 Accord after service, he said it is time and if I want it, it is mine, at the end of August/beginning of September:

One owner
Unmolested (not tuned, not tweaked, no accidents)
Driven May - October in Nebraska
Garaged Nov - April in Nebraska
Just north of 16,000 miles now, closer to 17,000 or 17,500 by the time of the deal
$20,000 (non-negotiable)

To the S2000 SME's here, I want the car, badly. I believe $20,000 is fair, given the condition, history, mileage, and current owner.
Seeking advice, opinions, or simply snide remarks!!!

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-05-2018, 05:37 AM   #2  
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I agree that the price is fair for that kind od condition/mileage. Go for it!!!
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I don't want to overpay, well, because I've done that once or twice before in a car deal....But, I am proceeding. Friday the 2011 CRV goes in for service and the S2000 will be the loaner I get for the day. I am looking forward to that test drive.
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Over the years I have always asked if I could take the S2000 as my loaner for the day when one of the Hondas was in for service. Now that he's ready to sell, he offered to let me take it Friday. I am excited to say the least.
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Once you take it for a drive the decision will be easy. With 17K that’s an amazing find!
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Just have to convince my better half of 28 years that this is no ordinary car or car deal. And yeah, never thought he would part with it, but he is and I am first in line. It is mine if I desire...
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So..….there is a downside to the completely unmolested nature of this 2001 AP1: The tires are original, so post-haste come April of 2019, tires will be required.
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So...there is a downside to the completely unmolested nature of this 2001 AP1: The tires are original, so post-haste come April of 2019, tires will be required.
You also need to change all fluids, Shin-Etsu all the rubber, put a couple of coats of Zaino on it, use 303 on the roof, replace all filters, oil (use only the recommended Honda oil filter, not after-market, no matter what anyone says), cabin and air. Get the rear wheel axle nuts torqued to the correct specs, and then you should be ready to drive it.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:44 PM   #9  
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Thanks for the check list. Appreciated. The owner of the car is the owner of an independent Honda/Acura-only service/maintenance/repair center, parts depot, and body shop. It is his personal car that he's driven in the spring and summer and stored in the fall and winter since new. Yet you make a valid point about checking for these things and I do appreciate it. Don't assume is the message here and I get it. Thanks again.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:24 PM   #10  
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Drove it to work and then back to the owner. It is still a blur to be honest. Lots of traffic on 680. Amazed that I was finally driving it...I did not reach VTEC I don't think. I was nervous. I can say that if I buy it, I am putting tires on it the next day. Here are some pics. I need a reason to NOT buy it, cuz right now I'm not finding one...


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Very nice!!
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There is no reason not to buy it. The price is reasonable and it hasn't been altered. I was straight forward with my wife when I was considering making the purchase and said it is a seasonal toy. Now she loves is as much as I do.
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