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Old 06-13-2016, 05:40 AM   #41
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Philliam ,


my sincere apologies on the demise of your stewie.




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Old 06-22-2016, 05:11 AM   #43
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my sincere apologies on the demise of your stewie.




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still got snow on the ground? still got the silver S? crank up some Hank.
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I still rock the Hank, and my silver S...........it's an '08 ya know.
Just hit 59,000 miles on it last week. I still flog the living crap out of it.
I still do my daily commute thru the Yonderland with it, 3 seasons........and I
am unable to part with it. My only regret is that I sold my '03 in order to buy the '08.........I should have kept it, and owned both.

I finally gave in , and bought a newer winter car.
2014 bmw x1 sport. It is an enjoyable ride.
It is an entirely different animal than Mrs. Jagg's '14 328i.

One hour ago , I was driving a '48 Plymouth Bizz Coupe rod.
Chevy 350/350 stuffed in it, and it ran right , 'n handled appropriately .
Goofy Plymouth seats and door panel fabric from a 2000ish Neon.
Good from afar, but far from good.





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Old 06-23-2016, 06:10 AM   #46
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I still rock the Hank, and my silver S...........it's an '08 ya know.
Just hit 59,000 miles on it last week. I still flog the living crap out of it.
I still do my daily commute thru the Yonderland with it, 3 seasons........and I
am unable to part with it. My only regret is that I sold my '03 in order to buy the '08.........I should have kept it, and owned both.

I finally gave in , and bought a newer winter car.
2014 bmw x1 sport. It is an enjoyable ride.
It is an entirely different animal than Mrs. Jagg's '14 328i.

One hour ago , I was driving a '48 Plymouth Bizz Coupe rod.
Chevy 350/350 stuffed in it, and it ran right , 'n handled appropriately .
Goofy Plymouth seats and door panel fabric from a 2000ish Neon.
Good from afar, but far from good.





Nice! Let me know if you ever venture south of the Yonderland to my neck of the not-so woods.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:06 AM   #47
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my sincere apologies on the demise of your stewie.

Hey Jag! Sbeen a while. Yeah the banana went to that gareat
junkyard in the sky. Funny I found a silver car 350 miles away. Silver is what I wanted originally but after driving the yaller for so long I miss it. Safer in L.A. traffic and it popped in photos. The new one was a garage
queen (or king) with 28,000 mi. Like new, although it's a 2000 with
a CD changer in the trunk. The downside is the plastic window and
the dreaded clutch buzz that I didn't hear with the top down. The upside is the insurance payout pretty much covered everything, less the deductible.

Something about this site that keeps drawing us back. I'm turning 83 today and still get in and out of the car with no problem, so am not old ...yet!




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Something about this site that keeps drawing us back. I'm turning 83 today and still get in and out of the car with no problem, so am not old ...yet!
No matter our differences, we all love the same car. As our elder (not old) statesman, you are revered around this joint. And as you know, we members of the tribe need to stick together.

S2000.coma is not what it once was but I cannot leave. I have to check it every day. I still miss JavaJunky dearly; he made the site. Quite a character there. He left us way too soon.

The S2000 is not that difficult to ingress and egress once you have discovered a routine that will allow you to do it gracefully. I find that getting in is a lot easier than getting out. Making the push to rise from the low position does require a little leg strength. I do not quibble about entering and exiting our machine as I find that the time spent in the cockpit is well worth the effort.

And I must toss a barb at those who moan about the instrumentation of the S. While at first it looks to be a video game, it provides the immediate information that a driver needs. A quick glance shows speed and RPM--when driving, what else does a driver need? The most basic info is right there together in bright orange--no way to miss it and I think my old eyes appreciate that. I do like the aesthetics of analog but I think it would be misplaced in an S2000. After almost nine years in the faux leather drivers seat I have grown very accustomed to the precision of the car and I believe that the gauge cluster exemplifies that preciseness.

Happy Birthday and congratulations on another milestone.

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Happy Birthday Phil !!!!
Glad you got a new ride after the fire.
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Happy Birthday!!!! Glad to see yuh found yourself a new toy. enjoy
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:35 AM   #51
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S2000.coma is not what it once was but I cannot leave. I have to check it every day. I still miss JavaJunky dearly; he made the site. Quite a character there. He left us way too soon.


I feel the same way BB.
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I feel the same way BB.
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:30 AM   #53
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I miss Jack. I think of him often.

Don't be too mad at me fellas, but after 11 years of driving a Stevie, I broke down and replaced her......in my defense, I got ALL the money she was worth.

Say hello to Ruby Tuesday...... can I still be a site member?

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Old 09-26-2016, 06:30 AM   #54
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Nice ride Jagg!! Of course we'll still let you in but you got to use the back door in the ally LOL.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:45 AM   #55
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Jagg, I also have a message from Philiam (site isn't cooperating):



Congrats Jag! Although this site has drawn people who love the S it is more about people than cars, so you qualify, I think. The ride is a beauty and We'll be interested in a comparison with the S2grand. Always glad to see your name when I check in here.

Been about 5 months since the fire and it finally looks as if our garage will be done next week and I'll finally have shelter for the Silver Streak!

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Old 09-28-2016, 01:54 PM   #56
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Thanks Switch!

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Old 09-30-2016, 07:23 PM   #58
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Phil,

I'm glad that your new ride will soon have shelter .

You are such a kind person. I typically park my $h!t in the
nearest ditch when not in use.

You, my friend, are respectable.
That's why I like you, Philliam .


I am digging the '14bmw roadster. Very different than the Z4 I had in '04.

I read that the current version was a rough ride, in the trim level that I wanted.

I'm not sure with what the experts were comparing it to, but it

was not a Honda S2000.

The Z is powerful and comfortable and very capable.
The 7 spd DCT is ultra direct to use,
and the engine has the torque to put it to good use.
7th gear is One to One......no overdrive.
It works my normal Yonderland commute with a vengeance,
and is also fun to drive at a normal pace.

Mrs Jagger can operate it if necessary, as long as you leave
the settings in pussycat mode, with the DCT working the
gears automatically.

She never drove either of my Honda roadsters, and
I'm glad that she will enjoy this car , once a year , for
18 minutes.....that's the deal.

have a great evening fellas,

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Glad you're rockin your new ride, jagg. I may get something more civilized if I ever figure what I want to be when I grow up. The 2000 seems a little more basic and firm riding than the 2002. Probably because it is older and so am I. It also feels a little quicker, but that could just be my imagination. I've driven everything from a hearse to a twin turbo Bentley. I've always owned stick shifts and the feel of the Honda tranny was one of the keys for me. Had to put the top up because of the hot climate these days. I hate that but I don't do heat very well like I used to. Spending too much time at the skin doctors. My reward for growing up in sunny CA when peeling skin was considered a good thing and a bitch-en tan was a must. But hey, I'm still here and life is good.

Good night now!
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I'm checking in again. My garage is finally finished and the company hired by my insurance co. (Mercury) did a bang up job. They took pride in their work and rebuilt
it better than when it was new. Also upgraded things like the tank-less water heater and installed a power door where the original had only a hand hold. All it cost me was mucho Gatorade. They were working in the hot sun and triple digit temps.

My front tires are 16 year old originals and need to be replaced, the way I drive. I liked the Bridgestones on ol Yaller but times change and I wore the rears down kinda quickly. Anyone have suggestions on what's on the market these days for the AP1? I know opinions differ but I'm just trying to get a feel. My neighbor is a tire distributor who will have his own opinion, but he doesn't drive a stewie.
Cio for now,
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:09 AM   #61
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Hey Phil, I had some Yokohama S Drive's they seemed good for the price. I currently have some Dunlap DZ102's om my CR-Z works GREAT I don't know about the S2K being RWD never tried them on my S2K.
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Hi Chaz.

Been a while. Good to touch bases again. You still spending time in Nuevo Mexico?
Hope the Z is giving you typical Honda good service. The 2000 s is in really
new condition The body has a couple of parking lot dimples. Seems to have better response than Ol Yaller. All in all I'm happy with the car. Just have to find a fix
for tha plastic rear window.....or keep the top down.

Stay in touch my friend.
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WOW Phil, I've been away for while and wanted to check in. The last time I did, I found out that JJ had passed! Maybe I should stop checking in?

I am curious as to an update!

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WOW Phil, I've been away for while and wanted to check in. The last time I did, I found out that JJ had passed! Maybe I should stop checking in?

I am curious as to an update!

Charlie Croker!
Hello Charlie. Another blast from the past! Pity about
J.J. Keep checking in. If 2 open hearts and a pig valve didn't keep me down I expect to be around
a while longer.

Yes, one evening in June we were awakened by our 2 little shitzu pups to find the garage showing what hell must be like. The only victim, that mattered, was my 2002 flying banana. It had 43,000 miles on it but the insurance co. didn't care and low mileage S's are getting getting quite rare and pricey. My first thought was maybe I'm getting too old for kiddie cars and it was time to get a grown up car. Maybe a Prius or Buick or some such. But down deep I really missed the S. There is really nothing that feels as good to me. We happen to live in terrain that was made for driving, close to the blue Pacific. I can drive for hours and when I come home feel 10 years younger.

My daughter called me from up north, saying her husband saw a 2000 S2000 with 28000 mi on the clock. It was 350 miles north of here in San Jose. I flew up and drove it home. The miles flew past and I was home for dinner. The guy bought it for his wife but she didn't drive it much, preferring a Mercedes SUV. So it sat in a garage for most of 16 years. I just had the tires replaced, changed fluids and it drives like a new car.

I wound up putting Michelin Pilot Sports on and I am quite happy with them. Corners like it's on rails and has a smoother ride than the old Bridgestones.

Thanks for asking my friend. This is a bit wordy but that's who I am.

And to all a good night!
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Sorry to chime in so late but congrats on your new ride! May it bring you many hours of pleasure and turn the clock back when you're out cruising.
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Thanks for the good wishes Wayne. I'm still motoring on. The Silver Streak Is purring like a panther kitten and I'm still driving the snake...and loving it. I even enjoying driving it in normal traffic (not gridlock). For anyone else, wondering, I just had a check up the the pig valve is grunting away. Got a clean bill of health. I think mental outlook is a big factor and while age may factor it's mostly just a number. For other old guys out there, use it or lose it is quite true. Work those muscles and don't sit around all the time. Don't over do and life can be fun. Specially when you drive a neat toy.

Ciao to all!
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Thanks for the good wishes Wayne. I'm still motoring on. The Silver Streak Is purring like a panther kitten and I'm still driving the snake...and loving it. I even enjoying driving it in normal traffic (not gridlock). For anyone else, wondering, I just had a check up the the pig valve is grunting away. Got a clean bill of health. I think mental outlook is a big factor and while age may factor it's mostly just a number. For other old guys out there, use it or lose it is quite true. Work those muscles and don't sit around all the time. Don't over do and life can be fun. Specially when you drive a neat toy.

Ciao to all!

Good to hear!!
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Thanks! Nice to hear from middle America.
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Great to hear that the thrill of driving a great car doesn't go away with age! I'm new to the S. I bought my '06 last fall after my '04 RX8 was totaled. I didn't think that I would love driving a convertible as much as I have. Once the Texas summer hits, top down driving will have to wait until fall.
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Bought my first sports ride in 1952. Brand new MG TD, out the door for $2200. I've driven stick shifts all my life. Had a few drop tops, Porsche speedster and convertible D, Alfa Spyder etc. Never got roadsters out of my system. At age 74 I ran across an 2002 S. Decided to drive it a couple of years and get it out of my system. I never did. I live near, what ABC TV called one of the 10 most dangerous roads in the country, Mullholland Hwy. Driving it is my therapy. If you don't focus it will bite you in your booty. You don't have time to think or worry.
I'll be 84 in July. As long as I can get in and out of the car I'm not old. So, keep on shifting and remember age is just a number.

I'm familiar with Texas weather. Had 2 daughter living in Seguin. If you don't like the weather, wait 20 minutes.
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My car history isn't as long as yours, but like you, every car I've bought has been a manual. My first car was a '76 Plymouth Arrow for college. After getting my engineering degree, I bought a new '81 RX7. I put nearly 100k miles on that car. I loved it and should have kept it. I also owned an '88 RX7 Turbo. Nice car, but not the same as the original. A growing family put me into an Accord Coupe until the '04 RX8. I still needed the extra seats for the kids. When the RX8 got totaled, both kids were in college and I could go back to a 2 seater. I did need room for my golf clubs in the trunk.

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