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Andy C

These are getting quite affordable - part 2

Prompted from a tweet by j.bovington about s2000's, I didn't realise how affordable !

High mileage, but considering these engines never go wrong if serviced correctly:

http://www.pistonheads.com/classi...000-w-reg-2000-immaculate/1842811

That is getting close to 'track slag' cheap!  And I bet it would be a riot on a track
TreVoR

They are, but I am led to believe the timing gear can be prone to issues despite decent servicing.
simonp

Aren't they supposed to be a bit of a handful in the wet?
tali

simonp wrote:
Aren't they supposed to be a bit of a handful in the wet?



My brother drove one  in  the wet and  said it was  lethal.
TreVoR

I think they can be fettled so they aren't.  There was one at Silverstone when Ed and I did a track day and it was bloody quick even when it was still slippy.
simonp

There's a supercharged one round my way that I see now and then. Would be a nice car if the twat of an owner didn't have the loudest exhaust ever heard fitted to it!
Andy C

People say that about a lot of cars

Dry day, sticky tyres, vtec that revs to 9k.. What's not to like?!
gooner

Andy C wrote:
People say that about a lot of cars

Dry day, sticky tyres, vtec that revs to 9k.. What's not to like?!


Very little indeed,  I've always liked the S2000. I'm always amazed how much power Honda manage to extract from their 4 pot engines without compromising on reliability and economy. It's just a shame that turbo loving journalists have forced them away from these great engines.
Blarno

simonp wrote:
Aren't they supposed to be a bit of a handful in the wet?


Ask my mate who parked his into a bus shelter, upside down, losing all 4 wheels in the process.
Alf McQueef

Cheap enough to be worth a punt as a toy.

I was taken out for a run in one of these about 10 years ago, not long after my run the guy spun it and wrote it off in the wet. They need serious respect but I think in the hands of someone half useful they are fine if treated that way.

When VTEC cuts in, you do not want to be on a corner, that much I learned with FWD on the CTR - which just speared straight on...
gooner

Blarno wrote:
simonp wrote:
Aren't they supposed to be a bit of a handful in the wet?


Ask my mate who parked his into a bus shelter, upside down, losing all 4 wheels in the process.


That sounds like a good anecdote!

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