sell the s2000?

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    Jun 01, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    sell it:
    -feel like i should be wearing a gold chain when driving it
    -very unstable in snow and somewhat unstable in a heavy rain storm
    -theft probability is more than expected
    -existing cloth top looks good but 50% used up, replacement is a difficult project, a hard top option exists but really changes the look of the car


    keeper:
    -super reliable, low cost to maintain
    -an AP1 version, super high rpm situation for a ~300hp car
    -lite weight small, easy to work on, lots of info on the car



    i posted this before, got some ideas. My husband will never sell his 2003 red Kia Spectra so we have more than expected number of cars and could down size. The thought of selling and taking the cash consolidate and buy another car seems not to fit.
    This year I sold my sportbikes.

    this is what it looks like:
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    Jun 01, 2014 8:01 PM GMT
    I like the keepers more, get a gold chain ?
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    Jun 01, 2014 9:39 PM GMT
    You could get geeky and look at the numbers and see if they work for you. If it's paid off then the yearly costs would be the insurance and the registration, right? Sounds like it's a fair weather car, so if you enjoy driving it then, are the costs worth it? But if you're only occasionally driving it then I would probably sell it. Maybe wait until summer is over and see how much you drove it.

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    Jun 01, 2014 11:17 PM GMT
    Look at this, Lumpy so thoughtful, I'm like wardrobe upgrade he'slike uhm... Logic, hellooooo
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    Jun 02, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
    Just sell it. You've created two threads about it already. If you don't sell it now, you'll just keep creating more threads about it later. icon_lol.gif

    Are you on any Honda or S2000 forums? Sell it to a member there. I think they'd appreciate the mods and you'll get a good price.

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    Jun 02, 2014 12:50 AM GMT
    xrichx saidJust sell it ... Are you on any Honda or S2000 forums?
    ya i looked up my old id/pw.

    I think it could be a collector's car in a few years but bigger question is if they still gas than.
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    Jun 02, 2014 12:55 AM GMT
    pellaz said
    xrichx saidJust sell it ... Are you on any Honda or S2000 forums?
    ya i looked up my old id/pw.

    I think it could be a collector's car in a few years but bigger question is if they still gas than.

    As much as I like the S2000, I don't think it will be a collectors car. If you had an NSX, that would be a different story.
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    Jun 02, 2014 4:00 AM GMT
    xrichx saidJust sell it. You've created two threads about it already. If you don't sell it now, you'll just keep creating more threads about it later. icon_lol.gif

    Are you on any Honda or S2000 forums? Sell it to a member there. I think they'd appreciate the mods and you'll get a good price.

    Sheesh, spoil my fun. I say we forever microanalyze the economics of owning an unnecessary car. icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 02, 2014 4:37 AM GMT
    Geek powa! Haha icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 02, 2014 6:31 AM GMT
    Well, clearly you need a SUV for the winter or the lumberyard, or hauling a crew to the beach. But you can get a used suburban for practically free these days. Just keep it parked when you don't need it. For just hauling your ass around or getting a couple of sacks of groceries, a tiny car seems like the perfect solution Just keep it under cover in the winter.

    (I just got a little beemer - first thing I've ever owned that wasn't a truck. (Except my bikes) Diggin the mileage and the acceleration. But jeez. I'm used to other people getting out of my way...)
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    Jun 02, 2014 12:19 PM GMT
    Sell it and buy this


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    Jun 05, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
    i have existing vehicles:
    -92 honda civic-vx
    its a 5th gen civic, made before things started to bloat out; gets 50 mpg. Its been reliable and pristine condition but I have to work on the clutch, a summer project.
    -99 Tacoma 4x4 extended cab v6 auto
    not very good gas millage. Its been reliable and in good condition. OK in the snow. Actually not that easy to work on
    -03 Kia Spectra sedan
    Moderate gas millage. Little information out there and difficult to work on. Its the husband's and he as vowed to be cremated, ashes placed in the drivers seat and the car crushed. Essentially he will be buried in it

    the s2000 is essentially newer and very reliable than most of our vehicles. Lite weight about 300hp. Has a cloth top and a 3rd party hard top is available but changes the looks of the car. Moderate gas millage. Theft is an issue. Lots of information on the car and super easy to work on.

    To some degree its an emotional decision:
    I like the post here where Snaz would keep the car as an accessory. I could fall back to the oem suspension. I borrowed a set of wheels and went up in the canyons with friends. I had fun and a 60% day but the husband didnt drift well.
    We are not really interested in buying more vehicles. Better to down size.
    I like working on lite weight cars, not all bloated out.