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So I really want a 370z, but I just simply can not afford one. I have always wanted a Honda S2000 since I was a teenager. And I have seen

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Old 12-10-2014, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I really want a 370z, but I just simply can not afford one. I have always wanted a Honda S2000 since I was a teenager. And I have seen decent ones with between 60-80k miles for between $12k-$14k.

I was wondering if you guys would consider the S2000 a good vehicle to "settle" on? I know its an older vehicle and not as fast as the 370z but do you think it is a good enough car to purchase still?

I feel like I can have more fun in the S2K and there are a ton of mod options, I could always turbo it later on to make more power. Plus its a Honda so its very reliable. And its still a beautiful looking car to this day.



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Even though the S is under-powered i've seen videos on youtube of track races and the S is right on the 370's *** the entire race. So its a very capable platform.
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My thing is, if the Z is what you want then you wont be happy until you get it. I hope that helps.
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I do want the Z because I had a 350z and loved it, but while owning the 350z I always questioned my choice and wondered if I should have gotten the S instead.

They were basically brothers from other mothers to me.
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I do want the Z because I had a 350z and loved it, but while owning the 350z I always questioned my choice and wondered if I should have gotten the S instead.

They were basically brothers from other mothers to me.
sure if one of the brothers was on roids (370) and the other brother was scrawny (s2000) ... to me the 370 is more "beefier" and just down right better.

like stated above if you want a 370 then you won't be happy till you get one. seems to me like you don't which one you want more.
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I know consumer report rated it with the highest insurance rate above some Mercedes. It must be a highly stolen car are very unsafe. Just my 2cents.
Wait and save your money for a year, they are dropping below 20k.
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when i cant afford one i just work harder until i do.
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sure if one of the brothers was on roids (370) and the other brother was scrawny (s2000) ... to me the 370 is more "beefier" and just down right better.

like stated above if you want a 370 then you won't be happy till you get one. seems to me like you don't which one you want more.
The brothers comment was aimed at the 350z and S2000 since they are so close. A race in a straight or a track comes down to the driver. Both RWD, both 2 seat, both japanese, both sports cars with lots of aftermarket support.
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Not sure what the year of the car has to do with the enjoyment you get from owning it. The Mazda RX-7 is a way better car than the 370z and its from the early 90's
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Not sure what the year of the car has to do with the enjoyment you get from owning it. The Mazda RX-7 is a way better car than the 370z and its from the early 90's
rx-7 is arguably better than many of the modern 'cars' but rotary engines are so reliable.

or you can say the celica gts

or the supra

or the mr2

or the 300zx

or the r32

or the silvia

or the evo 7

or the JDM civic

you know... every other car? LOL
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Not sure what the year of the car has to do with the enjoyment you get from owning it. The Mazda RX-7 is a way better car than the 370z and its from the early 90's
haha, looks like buttons were pushed. rx7's are slow and break.
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rx8's are even funnier.
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The RX7 along with the Supra and NSX are iconic sports cars from Japan. The Z never hit the same status, that would be the GTR from Nissan. And the S2000 after the NSX is arguably the best sports car Honda has ever made.

RX8 is bogus.
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