S2000 - why such a range of values

S2000 - why such a range of values

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trails

751 posts

105 months

Thursday 2nd July
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mikdys said:
We agree to disagree on that one then smile
Just offering advice based on experience; entirely up to whoever reads this to make their own mind up what to do with it beer

Orangecurry

Original Poster:

6,285 posts

162 months

Thursday 2nd July
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trails said:
16s are 6.5' front and 7.5' rear, so half inch narrower all round that OE 17s.
Thanks. 245 on the rear - what do people run on the fronts?

trails

751 posts

105 months

Thursday 2nd July
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Orangecurry said:
Thanks. 245 on the rear - what do people run on the fronts?
245x40 and 215x45 OE...and what I have.

Quags

1,241 posts

217 months

Saturday 4th July
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I paid £8000 for a 2005 60k miles last year, but had hidden issues. Spent the last year getting it how I want it, just need some respraying at the front.

I'd estimate it to be about £10-11k now as it's barely been used since. Moonrock, red/black interior, suspension and alloy refresh, FSH.

NorthernSky

538 posts

73 months

Sunday 5th July
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Orangecurry said:
I didn't realise it had to be moonstone.

IMO if you are looking for a rare car, that you want to be in a certain state, that was made twenty years ago, the colour would be the moveable object smile

Edited by Orangecurry on Tuesday 30th June 19:06
I have a lime, only four remain in the country. Honda offered lime as a cost option (alongside Imola Orange) for around 18 months between 2002-2004, only seven were ever ordered, so they discontinued the colour! Suppose nobody wanted a vivid shade on their sports car (!?!?!?!).

It's going up for sale from Sunday... With deep regret... A 2004, low-tax facelifted AP1. Reading this thread has reminded me how hard it is going to be to price it. I have zero doubts around the condition, usability, and strength of the engine and body. Then again, recently it has hit 95k miles - of course I will sound biased, but I've no doubts whatsoever it'll continue to double that in the years to come.

What the s2000 needs is to be USED, but equally, maintained! That's the key. You may as well ignore mileage unless it's had the proper care they need, due to their age.

...And this one... well... It is in EXTREMELY good shape. Many thousands spent to keep it in good condition - I've added 20,000 miles in 4 years. Healthy as it has always been. A full SH and everything documented.

New roof, full suspension overhaul, front calipers, discs, pads, sports cat to replace the original that WILL shatter (!), valve clearance service, refurbished alloys and a LOT spent on perfecting the paintwork, undersealed the arches and rustproofing work carried out - TGM have done it all. Tom and Willy are the Gurus.

To be honest, being part of the UK owner club 'S2KUK' - you'll find used (they are 16+ year old cars!) but very well loved examples. A hidden advantage to owning these is that you can join for a nominal sum, around £10, and get access to an extraordinarily helpful and friendly group of owners who go the extra mile to promote the cars and the culture around them.

To say the engine and entire experience as epic is an understatement!



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Orangecurry

Original Poster:

6,285 posts

162 months

Sunday 5th July
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Useful insight thanks.

Did you say you have to pay to join that car forum? Wow. Never heard of that before.

mikdys

184 posts

191 months

Sunday 5th July
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Orangecurry said:
Useful insight thanks.

Did you say you have to pay to join that car forum? Wow. Never heard of that before.
S2Ki.com (UK sub-forum) is where to go - free basic membership (S2KUK.com is the UK owners club and costs £15 a year to join I think - not sure what value the benefits of membership bring TBH as everything you might want to know is on S2Ki).

Here's a link to S2Ki and a thread discussing 08/09 engine failures (like I said before I'd advise against buying an 08/09!):

https://www.s2ki.com/forums/uk-ireland-s2000-commu...




Gio G

2,458 posts

165 months

Monday 6th July
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NorthernSky said:
I have a lime, only four remain in the country. Honda offered lime as a cost option (alongside Imola Orange) for around 18 months between 2002-2004, only seven were ever ordered, so they discontinued the colour! Suppose nobody wanted a vivid shade on their sports car (!?!?!?!).

It's going up for sale from Sunday... With deep regret... A 2004, low-tax facelifted AP1. Reading this thread has reminded me how hard it is going to be to price it. I have zero doubts around the condition, usability, and strength of the engine and body. Then again, recently it has hit 95k miles - of course I will sound biased, but I've no doubts whatsoever it'll continue to double that in the years to come.

What the s2000 needs is to be USED, but equally, maintained! That's the key. You may as well ignore mileage unless it's had the proper care they need, due to their age.

...And this one... well... It is in EXTREMELY good shape. Many thousands spent to keep it in good condition - I've added 20,000 miles in 4 years. Healthy as it has always been. A full SH and everything documented.

New roof, full suspension overhaul, front calipers, discs, pads, sports cat to replace the original that WILL shatter (!), valve clearance service, refurbished alloys and a LOT spent on perfecting the paintwork, undersealed the arches and rustproofing work carried out - TGM have done it all. Tom and Willy are the Gurus.

To be honest, being part of the UK owner club 'S2KUK' - you'll find used (they are 16+ year old cars!) but very well loved examples. A hidden advantage to owning these is that you can join for a nominal sum, around £10, and get access to an extraordinarily helpful and friendly group of owners who go the extra mile to promote the cars and the culture around them.

To say the engine and entire experience as epic is an understatement!



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Edited by NorthernSky on Sunday 5th July 00:22
Lovely colour!!!

chrismc1977

628 posts

68 months

Monday 6th July
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mikdys said:
Depends when you need to loosen them - I'd suggest you don't need to touch the suspension bolts on an S2000 unless there is a failed bush or bent arm and these don't happen every day smile
Given I own a similarly double-wishboned Integra R- you really do need to consider all the suspension bolts/bushes now.

Original bushes will all be well past their best if not already replaced.

Don’t ignore the suspension. Bushes go soft over time- & long before they fail or show any visible signs of failing an MOT.

From DC2 experience, you won’t believe the difference

Sevenon

101 posts

4 months

Monday 13th July
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So my hunt for a tidy 04-55 Moonrock finally ended yesterday after I purchased a very mint one biggrin

This one is a 04 with FSH on 94k miles. It drives so much better than my previous 04 one that had 118k miles on it. Cosmetically it's very hard to fault with very few blemishes and no rust (garage stored for most of it's life according to previous two owners of 9 years). Doesn't suffer from clutch buzz or difficult to engage gears like my previous one. Also the interior isn't as tired as my previous one. I am so so happy.

I'm never selling this one biggrin

PS: FYI, prices are definitely going up as I had to pay £10k for this one. I paid £6.5k for my previous one in Jan 2017. (obviously my previous one had done more miles plus inflation etc).

Gio G

2,458 posts

165 months

Monday 13th July
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Sevenon said:
So my hunt for a tidy 04-55 Moonrock finally ended yesterday after I purchased a very mint one biggrin

This one is a 04 with FSH on 94k miles. It drives so much better than my previous 04 one that had 118k miles on it. Cosmetically it's very hard to fault with very few blemishes and no rust (garage stored for most of it's life according to previous two owners of 9 years). Doesn't suffer from clutch buzz or difficult to engage gears like my previous one. Also the interior isn't as tired as my previous one. I am so so happy.

I'm never selling this one biggrin

PS: FYI, prices are definitely going up as I had to pay £10k for this one. I paid £6.5k for my previous one in Jan 2017. (obviously my previous one had done more miles plus inflation etc).
Congrats on your new purchase! Get some picture up smile

G

Sevenon

101 posts

4 months

Monday 13th July
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Only taken the one so far. Completely standard, even has the original headunit smile

Gio G

2,458 posts

165 months

Monday 13th July
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Sevenon said:


Only taken the one so far. Completely standard, even has the original headunit smile
Lovely, got the right wheels too smile we have the original head-unit and CD auto-changer in the boot.. Still works brilliantly now..

G

trails

751 posts

105 months

Tuesday 14th July
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Sevenon said:


Only taken the one so far. Completely standard, even has the original headunit smile
Congrats smile

You forget how good they look; mine has been under a cover for six months, MOT this week though smile

BevR

505 posts

99 months

Tuesday 14th July
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Sevenon said:


Only taken the one so far. Completely standard, even has the original headunit smile
Congrats mate, looks great!

xxgomxx

87 posts

183 months

Thursday 23rd July
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Hi,

Just sourced mine - took ages to find one.

GT spec, 2 owners, 44k, full Honda service history, brand new bridgestones and all suspension bolts re greased for £13400 which I was happy with.



aka_kerrly

11,361 posts

166 months

Friday 24th July
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Sevenon said:


Only taken the one so far. Completely standard, even has the original headunit smile
Lovely car, you might want to post that picture here for more comments
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Gio G

2,458 posts

165 months

Friday 24th July
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xxgomxx said:
Hi,

Just sourced mine - took ages to find one.

GT spec, 2 owners, 44k, full Honda service history, brand new bridgestones and all suspension bolts re greased for £13400 which I was happy with.


I hope you don't mind me saying, I think that is good value considering the market.. Very nice and enjoy..

G

griffter

3,444 posts

211 months

Friday 24th July
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xxgomxx said:
Hi,

Just sourced mine - took ages to find one.

GT spec, 2 owners, 44k, full Honda service history, brand new bridgestones and all suspension bolts re greased for £13400 which I was happy with.


Very well done thumbup

Looks/sounds great. Enjoy!

mstrbkr

7,523 posts

154 months

Friday 24th July
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Gio G said:
I hope you don't mind me saying, I think that is good value considering the market.. Very nice and enjoy..

G
Agree. That’s a good buy! Confirms I paid a little too much for mine 6 months ago frown