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ch3tman

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71 posts

71 months

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Sunday 18th December 2011 quote quote all
Hi all,

It's almost 2 years to the day I purchased my fantastic Honda S2000...
[pics of my previous car in the spoiler for anyone interested!]







Considering the Honda forum here does seem to lack owners' pictures, I thought I'd oblige wink
...in the best colour, of course cool

When I first purchased it:





After a clean:







A few summer pics:







Fortunately the hood is holding up really well so far:











Its on a 2004 plate and is currently sitting at ~38k miles. I'm only the second owner so it's in good hands yes ; it was evidently cared for by the previous owner [I bought it on approx 32k in Dec 2009]. It's been serviced at Chiswick Honda all its life.

Looking forward to enjoying many more miles... driving.



Edited by ch3tman on Sunday 18th December 19:40

Lippy Kid

2,391 posts

62 months

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Sunday 18th December 2011 quote quote all
Very nice, and I like the Rallye too.

This is definitely one of my preferred colours for these cars. In fact, looking at it again, it's possibly my ideal looking S2000. And I'm not usually much of a fan of them, but I really like it with the hard top on, too.

davey68

824 posts

124 months

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Sunday 18th December 2011 quote quote all
Do you treat your roof? i read that 'raggtop' or aero 303 are good products to clean and protect the hood?

SB10

558 posts

53 months

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Monday 19th December 2011 quote quote all
Beautiful car. Love these in yellow smile

TommyBuoy

788 posts

54 months

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Monday 19th December 2011 quote quote all
Never been a fan of Yellow, but in the sun it definately suits the car, even with the hardtop!

It might be the colour but the lights look darker...

Also interested to hear what roof treatment would be good as it's about time I did mine.


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ch3tman

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Tuesday 20th December 2011 quote quote all
Thanks all ...thumbup

Lippy Kid said:
Very nice, and I like the Rallye too.

This is definitely one of my preferred colours for these cars. In fact, looking at it again, it's possibly my ideal looking S2000. And I'm not usually much of a fan of them, but I really like it with the hard top on, too.
Thanks very much for the kind words. It is indeed my ideal looking version too, I waited many months until one in this condition, this colour, this model year and variant [GT spec] became available.

davey68 said:
Do you treat your roof? i read that 'raggtop' or aero 303 are good products to clean and protect the hood?
In all honesty, because I have the hardtop, the soft hood is only exposed to the elements for a portion of the year, during the drier months [when the hardtop is off]; so typically April to September/October. I'm also quite certain the previous owner rarely had the hard top off, hence the overall condition of the hood at the moment. I cannot recommend one product in particular but I have also read good things about RaggTop For Vinyl, Renovo and Aero 303.

It is quite important also to grease the rubber seals too, if you have the hard top. This will help them keep strong yet supple, promoting a tight seal.

TommyBuoy said:
Never been a fan of Yellow, but in the sun it definately suits the car, even with the hardtop!
Definitely, the sun really makes the colour 'pop' due to its pearlescent nature, here are two pictures showing the paintwork in its element, showing lots of 'depth':







Edited by ch3tman on Tuesday 20th December 20:56


Edited by ch3tman on Tuesday 20th December 20:57

cat@10

134 posts

95 months

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Wednesday 21st December 2011 quote quote all
ch3tman said:
currently sitting at ~38k miles...bought it on approx 32k in Dec 2009
~6k in 2 years! You need to get out more driving

tozerman

916 posts

114 months

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Wednesday 21st December 2011 quote quote all
I have to say that does look really good thumbup (The colour is actually "new indy yellow") looks like you found a good one there.

Bit of a short story, we had one as a demonstrator once in that colour and a regular customer of mine was casting his eyes over it as a surprise anniverary gift for his wife, I remarked that if he bought it for her I would gift wrap it up and put it in the showroom for her, when she called in (still unaware) and discovered it was her car they both burst into tears in front of me cloud9 I think though he drove it more than she did, but it is the thought that counts eh?.

Anyway back to topic beautifull car there all it needs is the wheels painting anthracite black biggrin

Cheers.....Tony..

bazza1000

292 posts

39 months

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Wednesday 21st December 2011 quote quote all
Looks great, really suits it in yellow as well!

scz4

1,735 posts

128 months

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Wednesday 21st December 2011 quote quote all
tozerman said:
wheels painting anthracite black biggrin
Agreed, would finished the car off nicely.

havoc

21,217 posts

122 months

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Thursday 22nd December 2011 quote quote all
scz4 said:
tozerman said:
wheels painting anthracite black biggrin
Agreed, would finished the car off nicely.
The wheels in my profile pic are painted CTR Cosmic Grey, in case the OP is interested. Works very nicely and is more subtle than black...



(Nice car BTW...IPY looks good on the S2000!)

stowey1984

192 posts

38 months

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Friday 23rd December 2011 quote quote all
tozerman said:
I have to say that does look really good thumbup (The colour is actually "new indy yellow") looks like you found a good one there.
I thought it was Indy yellow. Only because of the story behind all the colours on the S2000 (minus the Lime Green).

JFReturns

3,018 posts

58 months

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Friday 23rd December 2011 quote quote all
Looks fantastic!

ch3tman

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71 months

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Saturday 24th December 2011 quote quote all
tozerman said:
I have to say that does look really good thumbup (The colour is actually "new indy yellow") looks like you found a good one there.
Thank you! ...and it seems that whilst "New Indy Yellow" [or "Indy Yellow Pearl"] is a S2000 colour code, "Rio Yellow Pearl" is also a valid one. The prior has a colour code of Y-52P whilst the latter appears as Y-65P. It may well be that the actual paint is the same, though... as little more research seems to indicate Rio Yellow Pearl and New Indy Yellow are indeed the same colour but that Honda decided to give them different names based on their regional market.

"Ref Number:Y65P - Genuine Factory Honda Touch-Up Paint
Color: Rio Yellow Pearl (Paint Code --> Y65P)
Note: Paint may also say "New Indy Yellow Pearl" for the color on the bottle. Same color code, same color just a different name for the color from Honda."

havoc said:
scz4 said:
tozerman said:
wheels painting anthracite black biggrin
Agreed, would finished the car off nicely.
The wheels in my profile pic are painted CTR Cosmic Grey, in case the OP is interested. Works very nicely and is more subtle than black...


(Nice car BTW...IPY looks good on the S2000!)
The initial plans once I purchased the car actually included having the alloys refurbed in anthracite.

However I concluded that whilst this would look great when the hood is up [the wheels complimenting the colour of the hood], it wouldn't look so consistent when then yellow hard top is on.
As the hard top is on for typically half a year, I didn't go ahead with it, despite being tempted!

tozerman

916 posts

114 months

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Monday 26th December 2011 quote quote all
Good point about the colour, for example my car is New Formula Red and when I ordered a touch in pen from parts it actually came as "ascari red" but it is the same a NFR !

Cheers.....Tony..

ch3tman

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71 posts

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Sunday 8th January 2012 quote quote all
tozerman said:
Bit of a short story, we had one as a demonstrator once in that colour...
That reminds me, my S2000 was featured in EVO Mag back when it was first registered.





I'm sure there will be varying opinions on this... spin

JFReturns

3,018 posts

58 months

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Monday 9th January 2012 quote quote all
Interesting article, I remember reading that months EVO dreaming wistfully about the day when I could afford a proper sports car biggrin

Not sure about their 'garish paint' comment though!

Jurgen

191 posts

42 months

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Monday 9th January 2012 quote quote all
The comments about the engine are a bit weird though. I've got a 2000 model myself and have also driven a 2005 one and would say it feel exactly the same! Maybe their expectations on launch were just too high? The 2004/2005 model definately is a nicer car to drive though.

ch3tman

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71 posts

71 months

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Sunday 29th January 2012 quote quote all
JFReturns said:
Interesting article, I remember reading that months EVO dreaming wistfully about the day when I could afford a proper sports car biggrin

Not sure about their 'garish paint' comment though!
I also wasn't sure about the colour comment biggrin

Here is the link the article on their website, with a few more pics:

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/4529...

ch3tman

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Friday 7th September 2012 quote quote all
Bit of a milestone hit yesterday - the big 40,000 miles! eek


The odometer and 'trip monitor' were all set up to achieve a "40000 - 40" display respectively but I was having too much fun driving and forgot all about the landmark opportunity. Compared to many of you, this is still minimal miles I'm sure. Especially considering that when I bought the car in Dec 2009 it was sitting on ~32k...


We unexpectedly came across the Hindhead Tunnel [and having looked it up, seems to be the longest tunnel in the UK] where the sound, with the top down of course, was immense bow . Despite our efforts to capture the sound, the general air/wind noise was too overpowering: click me


Unfortunately whilst the above tunnel experience will prove to be memorable the day 40k was hit, my offside rear alloy got scuffed against a curb and is proving to be just as memorable. Painful! banghead
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