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    Thumbs down drove an S2000 recently

    Highs: very upscale interior, beautiful digital gauges and illumination, nice open top motoring with the wind blow in your hair, nice looking car body

    LOWS: not that big of brakes for such a high profile car, not so spacious leg room, not so great visibility due to the narrow windshield, *much much slower than my WRX, torqueless! (once i got back in my car and left let me tell you my car felt much stronger!)*

    oh let me bring you guys to something else. you thought the WRX 5 speed was notchy! holy! you'd think a Honda transmission were refined and smooth...when changing gears, the gear engagement was rough.

    My opinion: you don't buy this car for raw power, because it doesn't have it. for power, buy Z, for lightweight tight handling and a nicer convertible: S2000.
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    all i have to say is ...... wow
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    never been a fan of S2000. You can't get power till 6-7k rpms.
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    was this a s2000 in korean or us?
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    Just plain fun: S2000.

    A car doesn't have to be fast to be fun. Ask anyone who owns a classic British or Italian sportscar.
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    ive ridden in a S2000 and i liked it very much, a very sharp car. Although it has no torque, it definitely accelerates farily well and the engine just screams in the upper ranges where the power is. I liked it very much. Its one of the few modern cars that uses its light weight to its advantage very well i.e. lotus elise
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    How have you not been banned yet? Everyone in the free world could have guessed what you posted...Honda hasnt had torque in there sports cars for the last 8-10 years idiot. I know even you have heard of the Vtec...top end speed...not low end torque.
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    B]was this a s2000 in korean or us?[/B]

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    Originally posted by 302@12psi
    How have you not been banned yet? Everyone in the free world could have guessed what you posted...Honda hasnt had torque in there sports cars for the last 8-10 years idiot. I know even you have heard of the Vtec...top end speed...not low end torque.
    normally i'd warn you.

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    Originally posted by 302@12psi
    How have you not been banned yet? Everyone in the free world could have guessed what you posted...Honda hasnt had torque in there sports cars for the last 8-10 years idiot. I know even you have heard of the Vtec...top end speed...not low end torque.
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    Re: drove an S2000 recently

    Originally posted by JF1GD2
    not so spacious leg room
    On this, I disagree. I'm 6'2" and I found the S2000 to have PLENTY of room. I'd actually say it was roomy; for a roadster. I've been in miatas and other small cars and found myself way too small. I also don't fit well in a boxter either. The S2000, however, hides it's deep passenger well. You sit lower in the car that others. What I mean is, the door sides are closer to your shoulders than say your ribs. I found it had plenty of leg room.

    I do agree that the small windshield takes getting used to, but the very tight gearing, great tranny, and AWESOME suspension/chassis makes up for it. At the time I drove one (had it for over an hour by myself), I had my GSR which was running 14.8@95mph. Honestly, around town below 5500rpms, it felt exactly the same in terms of acceleration and tq (or lack of). Basically, it is a slow eco-box in terms of acceleration, until you want it to move. Once you get over ~6K, it rockets away and you'll always stay there because of the gearing.

    All in all, I'd buy one. It wouldn't be the fastest thing, but it's definately a fun car.

    Fwiw, the '04's are supposedly MUCH better in the tq dep as well as acceleration. Of course, this is relative to the previous, it'll never have real tq.

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    Originally posted by dark_rex
    normally i'd warn you.

    but with this kid?

    nah.
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    They're great on an auto-x track.
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    The thing aboiut S2000 is that you really have to push it hard to get it to go fast. If you let thoe gears wind out you'll be in for a treat. It is a fast car if driven properly. I rode in one on some twisty roads and left it in 2nd gear the entire time, lots of fun. I found the handling to be exceptional.
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    I will definitely have to disagree with this post. My brother owns a s2000 and although I admit it's a totally different car than the wrx, I love it. The topend and handling are great. It's a really fast car, you just have to get used to being in the 6k rpm and up range.

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