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bye bye Civic 2.2... hello S2000 :)

Swapped my Civic 2.2 2006 for a 2008 Silverstone Grey (the best color imo) S2000 2 days ago, It suddenly occurred to me that I have no need for 5 seats/doors and so much boot space.... WOW what a car!! what a sound!

If they had had one of these at a DriversDream day I did last year I would've changed much sooner! (did 3 laps each in F360, Sub WRX, 911 Turbo, Elise, Caterham, Gallardo and TVR) so I have some kind of metric feeling, at least on an emotional level... I was lusting after the Elise, because it was the most fun on the track alongside the Caterham and Gallardo (all for different reasons) but I chickened out of buying one at the last minute, too raw for an everyday car, and GF would never allow the lack of safety equipment like airbags and VSA type stuff. Then I literally remembered about the existence of the s2000, did some internet research, surprised for what you get for the money, next thing I know I own one

Things I love about the S2K:

- The Power
- The Feel
- The Music
- The Understated Styling (for what it is)
- The Extra hair flick girls do as they walk by ... we live in a material world.

What I miss about the Civ2.2

- The Torque... Much easier to hill start and mount kerbs at <1 mph etc. But then I have only owned diesels in the past. (I need help advice with this transition)
- The economy
- The relative eco friendliness but I have discovered carbon offsetting is good for curing the guilty feeling.
- The Road Tax and insurrance costs (Paid Adrian Flux 1000 up front (same as the civ with Direct Line (must be coz I live in Glasgow), and have a 3000 exceess! I think of that as extra motivation to not crash

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We want pictures. Congratulations, S2000 is awesome.
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careful on the limit!
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careful on the limit!
I dont plan on getting anywhere near it! not without advanced track training first, so that I even know where the limit is (plan to do a Knockhill course at some point).

If anyone has any suggestions for such courses in the Scotland I would very much appreciate it.

Going to Loch Lomond tomorrow so pics made with an excellent camera (Panasonic GF1) and suitable scenery will be forthcoming

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Just changed from a ctr fn2 to the s2000, 2009. Only 1600 miles on the clock, berlina black, red leather seat, hard top and stand. Awesome car for what you can pick them up for second hand...
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Congratulations; get yourself over to S2ki.com (UK section) for all the S2000 information you will ever need.
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im jealous if i didnt have the big dog to ship around i would of prefered an s2k they are *** fun
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Can anyone compare owning motorcyle and swap to S2000
It is on my mind...
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i had one in monte carlo blue from new in 2003 and kept it for 3 years, brilliant car, beautiful sound from the engine and a right posing machine. dodgy in the wet with it being rwd so take it easy and have fun
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love the s2000
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well done bringing a thread back from the dead guys
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Well Just bought this S2000
MY 2004, about 50k (km) on the clock
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Must have a talk to my wife, to expand the living room to park the S2K
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Someone has an idea where to find an 04 owners manual?
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Here you go. 5.10

OWNERS HANDBOOK (S2000 2005)



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