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Old 02-20-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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Hello all.

Thinking of changing my Lotus Elise for a Honda S2000 and just want to ask how much you pay on average to fill up the tank from empty to brimmed and how many miles you get out of a tank.

Also, what are the running costs and reliability like? I'm guessing the reliability is second to none as it's a Honda but just want to ask people who already have the S2000.

Any info appreciated.

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It's approximately 45 litres to brim the tank, the car should be run on Super, do at an average of £1.46 per litre, that makes £65.70. You'll get an average of 240 miles out of that; drive like your gran and it'll go to 300 or so, drive like you stole it and you'll get a lot less.

As for reliability, the car has issues, a quick search will reveal most (suspension bushes being the biggest issue), but on the whole they are very reliable.

Hope this helps.
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I think what took me by surprise was how some (most) genuine S2000 Honda parts are pretty steep (I was thinking there would be a lot of Civic/Accord common parts) but I expect similar costs to an Elise seeing as they are a relatively small production run too.
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Having owned a elise sport 160, i would say it would be a lot cheaper to run a s. whilst the elise was a great fun car, reliability was always an issue, where as the s is a lot less likely to break in my opinion.
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I previously owned a 2.2 vx220 and the S2000 has caused me less hassle in terms of reliability. I find that fuel economy is quite similar, always run on 97 RON or higher, although I did the same with the VX.

Much better for weekends away too, more space in the boot and a heater that actually works!
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The S2000 is designed to run on normal 95 and there is no problems using it. It will perform better on SUL and you may find 95 to be a false economy.
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Is that true? in the fuel filler flap it says 98 Premium?

I'm getting about 260 miles mixed driving to a tank.
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I must have lead feet. 220 miles to a tank but I do have a cold urban run for half my morning journey and half the journey home. I guess blipping the throttle on the down change is using 10 miles of petrol.
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Is that true? in the fuel filler flap it says 98 Premium?

I'm getting about 260 miles mixed driving to a tank.
It depends on the age of the car. MY02 and prior say 98-95 on the filler flap. MY04+ do not AFAIK.

Having said that, I ran my MY02 on 95 after the Buncefield explosion and I didn't really notice any difference. Though I don't generally bother worrying about mpg.
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Hello all.

Thinking of changing my Lotus Elise for a Honda S2000 and just want to ask how much you pay on average to fill up the tank from empty to brimmed and how many miles you get out of a tank.

Also, what are the running costs and reliability like? I'm guessing the reliability is second to none as it's a Honda but just want to ask people who already have the S2000.

Any info appreciated.

Cheers
i pay £60 drained to brimmed & have always used 95ron (from new in '07).

i get 200-250 miles urban, around 350 mixed & 350-400 longer journeys.

so far all i've had to change are consumables. i had a big issue with the hood but eventually forced honda to pay for a new one.

i believe latter cars (2009 onwards?) may have some fairly major issues with engines going bang.
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