Why does everyone hate this car???

Discussion in '2000 Honda S2000' started by CarreraGtRacer, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. Re: Why does everyone hate this car???

    I think 95% of the people that underestimates this car is from USA. They think they are the best of all. Look at it as racism, how they treated black people, how the treat latin people... etc. It is because it is Asian. Why dont they criticize the shitty porsche boxter?? because it is eurpoean... And the worst think of all, they know perfectly that it is a great car, fast one, best hp per liter, reliable... I dont know what else to say... or maybe because Honda Civics turned Honda into a "current" brand because everyone had and has one and people started getting sick of the sound of those cars and the body kits and they started getting MAD to see that those cars with NOS were killing camaros, mustangs, vettes and vipers... or maybe because they started beating their competitors (not USA V8's but yes european inline 4's with turbo)ane they were normally aspirated, BEST IN THEIR CATEGORY, and they got sick of them and started saying a camaro will eat a civic... damn it would be a shame if that would not happen wouldn't it?? there are many videos you can see to notice it, download them on kazaa. But this is no civic people, this is a small ferrari, even better because it is reliable. These car can kill a camaro Z28, I've driven both cars... pfff peace of cake.
    peace.

    p.d. I love the corvette C5 and Z06.
     
  2. #27 Honda rulez, Jul 9, 2003
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  3. #28 VTECboy13, Jul 17, 2003
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    i dont know why people dont like them. come on the vtec will blow you away i riden in one amost a hondas. that high revs means something it means i have mi vtec and hold on and ya it blow away a ford mustang
    aka(pos)the red line is high so it can get the hp in i love hondas and no one can get me off liking them the S2000 is good and in fall of 2003 a 2.2 liter is coming out and fall 2004 a coupe is comeing out whant to check websight where i got this from its www.vtec.net is a good sight and go to model matrix.
     
  4. #29 VTECboy13, Jul 17, 2003
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    i dont know why people dont like them. come on the vtec will blow you away i riden in one amost all hondas. that high revs means something it means i have a vtec and hold on and ya it blow away a ford mustang
    aka(pos). the red line of the s2000 is high so it can get the hp in and the vtec. the vtec on a 99 accord not as good though i love hondas and no one can get me off liking them the S2000 is good and in fall of 2003 a 2.2 liter is coming out and fall 2004 a coupe is coming out whant to check websight where i got this from its www.vtec.net is a good sight and go to model matrix.
     
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    When I found out that the S2000 has a 4 cyl 2.0 L engine, I was truly shocked. I mean, this sucker has 240 hp in 2 liters! That is unheard of!
     
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    This car beats everything in its category. Compared to a $50,000 Porsche, or Boxter. I think it's well worth the money.
     
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    Yup sure does beat the Porsche Boxter
     
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    I absolutely agree!!! My dad (wish it was me!) had the opportunity to test drive a BMW Z3 2.8L I-6, Mini Cooper S (the newer one), and an S2000 because all three were unclaimed at the local Honda dealer. He likes all three, but found after driving them that the Mini was great just putting around town, but got clunky when pushed. It was fast, but didn't respond well that extra 10%. The Z3 didn't have a very good view, and wasn't that great to drive (I didn't drive it, so don't flame me, BMW lovers!), while the S2000 was "a dream." He said that it was so easy to push hard. That's what it is built for - to exceed 7000 RPM, and love doing it. This car isn't for the timid. Needless to say, he has a yellow one on order right now! *big grin*
     
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    Well, although the mechanism of the engine was different, the 3rd gen RX-7 has about 270HP actual (255HP claimed) in 654x2. (That's only 1.308 liters)
     
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    It is also a bad criteria to judge an engine. Yes, it is an impressive feat to coax 120bhp/L out of a normally-aspirated engine. But the Honda engineers didn't really break any new ground doing this. They just pushed the engine's rev limit higher. Any engineer will tell you that this is the easiest way to increase specific-power.

    The VTEC capability that allows the car to both rev to great heights and also deliver decent power at the low end is certainly clever but very obvious - you can really feel the high-rev cams kick in and anyway it still doesn't solve the torque problem.

    If Honda had been smart, they'd have designed the engine as a 3.0L straight-six and made the car a little bigger as well. That would have given them 360bhp and, more importantly, usable torque.

    Plus, they could have made the car a 2+2 in the mold of the classis roadster.

    Hey, that's what we need! A "GT" version of the S2000. Call it the S3000 and give sensible rear-end/transmission gearing so it can be driven on the freeway as easily as on twisty back roads.

    Has anyone tried to take an S2000 on a long roadtrip at freeway speeds? What a nightmare!
     
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    b/c ppl that don't know about cars think it is super powerfull. That is true but until it gets to like 5000 rpm's it is a wuss. it si more like a motorcycle
     
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    I will agree - people who don't know anything about cars may even think that a camero has a lot of power, too. People who know anything about cars know that a top fuel dragster beats the crap out of a camero. It's all relative! The other thing is you people (yes, I'm stereotyping) are used to low-reving cars (compared to the s2000) where you can cruise down the interstate at a cool 1500RPM. The S2000 is at around 4k at those speeds (in 6th). You may say that's bad, but the engine is over-square, so there are less stresses associated with high reving. You're right - it is more like a motorcycle, but just the same, the powerband is relatively quickly found. Its gearing allows for revs to build fast.

    About the people claiming "slow" as a problem, 14.1s in a 1/4 mi is not that slow (for a completely stock NA 2L I-4)! Drive one (hard), and say it's not nice. I challenge you.
     
  13. #38 VTECboy13, Sep 5, 2003
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    The 2004 s2000 has a 2.2 liter engine that pushes out 240 hp @7700rpm
    the torque will also be 163lb.-ft @ 6500 rpm there is a avalable removable hard top at
    http://www.handa-accessories.com/merchandise.html
     
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  15. They hate it b/c they're jealous! The latest 4 doors won't become classics, but the s2000
    is already a classic.
     
  16. i think people hate it because its a sissy car and any real man would rather drive a manly car...
     
  17. I'm a real man, far more so than you, and I would rather drive this car than MANY cars out there.
     
  18. Because it sucks and has no passion.
     
  19. Because it sucks and has no passion.
     
  20. Because it sucks and has no passion.
     
  21. Because it sucks and has no passion.
     
  22. Because it sucks and has no passion.
     
  23. I would much rather have a BMW Z-3.

    I dont care if it costs alittle more and doesnt perform as well. Its simply German craftsmanship and not another Honda.
     
  24. I would rather drive a Formula One car than an Indy car, why? Because it has more soul, better engineering, and is far more fun.
     
  25. I think that you suck scrotum because you have no passion is by far the more likely possibility.

    So, one of the few true sports cars in production today has no passion???? Are you stupid???
     

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