Honda S2000 values

Honda S2000 values

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ThousandYardStare

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43 posts

29 months

Sunday 18th March 2018
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I recall looking at these about 5-6 years ago to replace an MX5. Decided back then they were a little overpriced for what they are.

Imagine my surprise this week, when visiting a client, to see them retailing an 05 S2000 for nearly £14k. It's nice, has done less than 70k miles - but that's pretty strong cash when you consider what you can get from Porsche for similar money.

Is this an oddity - or should I really have bought an S2000 when I had a chance?

Commander2874

241 posts

41 months

Sunday 18th March 2018
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Great cars and a car which i have grown to admire since owning a civic type r. They have definitely risen in price over the last few years and have one of the best engines you can buy.

So yes, you should have bought one lol!

fuchsiasteve

270 posts

162 months

Monday 19th March 2018
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Running costs are a fraction of what Porsche are which wins it for most while more exciting to drive. 9,000 rpm redline and a gorgeous rifle bolt gearbox makes it the perfect summers day toy.

Or buy a boxster and cross everything hoping nothing goes wrong costing you thousands!

Little Bob

146 posts

165 months

Tuesday 20th March 2018
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The only Porsche you could get for £14k would be a Boxster wouldn't it?

I think the S2000 compares very well to a Boxster.

Toyoda

1,218 posts

56 months

Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Little Bob said:
The only Porsche you could get for £14k would be a Boxster wouldn't it?

I think the S2000 compares very well to a Boxster.
Cayman can be had for that money.

russy01

4,393 posts

137 months

Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Prices are getting silly now.

I put 25k on mine and it hardly cost a penny in depreciation. But the fella who bought it from me was able to sell it 2yrs later and pocket a few K!!

Very good car, loved mine and in hindsight shouldn’t have sold it. Looked at getting back into one last year and I couldn’t bring myself to pay the premium after driving one. Whilst they are great they are a bit flawed and I preferred the Z4M...

Depends how much you want one? As ultimately the premium prices bring a lot of very capable cars into the equation.


ThousandYardStare

Original Poster:

43 posts

29 months

Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Toyoda said:
Little Bob said:
The only Porsche you could get for £14k would be a Boxster wouldn't it?

I think the S2000 compares very well to a Boxster.
Cayman can be had for that money.
You'd get a reasonable 996 C2 for that kind of money, too.

Bit of a gamble, maybe, but do you feel lucky or not?

I need to try an S2000 - but am increasingly feeling like I missed the boat.

Vtec_Luke

62 posts

43 months

Monday 2nd April 2018
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Sold mine a year or so ago...£4500 on 103,000 miles,guy ripped my arm off for it

NorthernSky

538 posts

73 months

Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Vtec_Luke said:


Sold mine a year or so ago...£4500 on 103,000 miles,guy ripped my arm off for it
...Probably because for that money there is frankly nothing else available that's such fun, with this special engine, RWD, and reliability - the engines are good for 200,000 easily!

Do you regret selling it? Would be keen to know.

Riverside Red

1,067 posts

91 months

Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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Sold my 2005 car for £7500 to a colleague in 2012, with the miles I had on it and the few I do in the summer it would have been worth around £12500 now and it was one of the cheap to tax cars too.

I have a 2016 Porsche Boxster now, and I'm always on the Porsche forums and TBH there's so many engine issues to be aware of when buying 986 and 987 Boxsters and Caymans that its a nightmare. Nothing to worry about with a well maintained S2000, and it's still one of the most powerful NA engines per litre out there! (The new NA Porsche 991.2 GT3 only produces 125bhp/litre compared to an S2000 with 120bhp/litre.)

While my Boxster is a great car, I still miss the buzz of revving a car to 9000rpm with such a fantastic gear change, and if I had space I'd have another S2000 in a heartbeat. I only sold mine because it was too noisy to tour with the hood up. I had the suspension set up by Centre Gravity with all the suspension joints dismantled and greased to avoid seizures. The engineering in an S2000 was far more advanced than a Boxster and the S2000 has far more character too.

A new, updated Honda S2000 would in my opinion, still trounce a Porsche Boxster for enjoyment, and S2000 owners are different class compared to the majority of knobs who own and drive Porsches.

RR

Riverside Red

1,067 posts

91 months

Tuesday 3rd April 2018
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My baby......long gonefrown

RR

Vtec_Luke

62 posts

43 months

Saturday 7th April 2018
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NorthernSky said:
...Probably because for that money there is frankly nothing else available that's such fun, with this special engine, RWD, and reliability - the engines are good for 200,000 easily!

Do you regret selling it? Would be keen to know.
Massively...best car I’ve ever owned it’s just my wife fell pregnant with my son so I wanted something I could share with my family,can’t do goodwood in an S2 with 3 of you! Hehe

Vtec_Luke

62 posts

43 months

Saturday 7th April 2018
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Riverside Red said:


My baby......long gonefrown

RR



My baby long gone too frown

pattyg

1,219 posts

183 months

Sunday 8th April 2018
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Great cars but a non starter if you are 6ft or over imo.

Andy S15

399 posts

83 months

Monday 9th April 2018
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pattyg said:
Great cars but a non starter if you are 6ft or over imo.
I'm a smidge over 6ft and I did end up having to fit a Recaro SPG to get my ideal driving position. Definitely felt too high on the stock seat, but you can buy aftermarket frames which will lower the stock setup by an inch or two. There are ways around.

lordofthewings

154 posts

28 months

Monday 9th April 2018
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ThousandYardStare said:
Imagine my surprise this week, when visiting a client, to see them retailing an 05 S2000 for nearly £14k. It's nice, has done less than 70k miles - but that's pretty strong cash when you consider what you can get from Porsche for similar money.
There's been a very low mileage (8,608 miles) Nurburgring Blue one on PH for ages, priced at almost £18K but at that mileage I'm surprised it didn't sell.

Riverside Red

1,067 posts

91 months

Tuesday 10th April 2018
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pattyg said:
Great cars but a non starter if you are 6ft or over imo.
I'm 6 foot and never had an issue, went everywhere with the hood down and the cabin was less blustery and warmer than a SLK or my 981 Porsche Boxster.

RR

trails

751 posts

105 months

Tuesday 10th April 2018
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I paid £8300 for a one owner 55plate 56k Moonrock almost three years ago. Pretty pleased with my timing; it's on 72k now and the prices are still on the up smile

Little Bob

146 posts

165 months

Wednesday 11th April 2018
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ThousandYardStare said:
Toyoda said:
Little Bob said:
The only Porsche you could get for £14k would be a Boxster wouldn't it?

I think the S2000 compares very well to a Boxster.
Cayman can be had for that money.
You'd get a reasonable 996 C2 for that kind of money, too.

Bit of a gamble, maybe, but do you feel lucky or not?

I need to try an S2000 - but am increasingly feeling like I missed the boat.
OK, but I was thinking comparable cars, I.e. Soft top. Maybe a 996 cab but not sure what one of those at £14k would be like? I don't see a Cayman as comparable due to the roof.

I bought a 21k mile Moonrock S2000 with red and black interior last November to replace my Elise, and I have to say it is a fantastic thing.
The engine is utterly compelling between 6-9000 rpm, but very easy to drive sedately out of vtec.
These are special and unique cars, unsurprisingly prices are going north, there really isn't anything else like them.

Little Bob

146 posts

165 months

Wednesday 11th April 2018
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