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#1 User is offline   rcheek77 

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:56 AM

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

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:27 AM

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.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:42 AM

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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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:48 AM

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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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:12 AM

Hi


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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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:21 AM

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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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:37 AM

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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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:43 AM

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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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:53 AM

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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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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:00 AM

View Postrcheek77, on 21 February 2013 - 02:56 AM, said:

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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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:05 AM

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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.


With that mpg do you ever get into the zone? Or is your S converted to diesel.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:07 AM

had it as low as 7mpg on a track day

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:04 AM

My 04+ says 98-95 too, think its just the imports that say 98 only
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:12 AM

01 says 98 only, and its ukdm...

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:37 AM

I replaced my S1 Elise in sept 09 and since then I have spent £16,389 on fuel in the S2000 and a big chunk on unnecessary mods.

I have averaged 31mpg over that time but then I have an 80 miles daily commute and don't often get the chance to drive it like I stole it.

Plus points over the S1 Elise;
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

It's not going to do any damage using 95 in a UK / EU S2000.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

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View Postrcheek77, on 21 February 2013 - 02:56 AM, said:

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.


36mpg? :blink:

Could you please tell me where you buy your 95 RON, 50 litres @ £1.20 sounds like a bargain to me :thumbup:

I'd be willing to ignore what it says in the manual (Always use a minimum of 98 RON) for that price.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

45l @ £1.35 is £60 ish.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

View Postafs98mrj, on 21 February 2013 - 06:00 AM, said:


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.


I think you need to start driving the car for what it's made for :D

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

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45l @ £1.35 is £60 ish.


The S2000 has a 50 litre capacity fuel tank.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

And if you fill up as soon as the light comes on..........

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

View PostWinFreak, on 21 February 2013 - 10:19 AM, said:

View Postafs98mrj, on 21 February 2013 - 06:00 AM, said:


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.


I think you need to start driving the car for what it's made for :D


Amen

Any one managing more than 25mpg is not enjoying this car properly.

I average 25mpg, never had any better from a tank. I've been on blasts that have taken the gauge down to half in 80 miles though when doing it properly.

Tyres make a big difference, I could imagine someone without high performance tyres getting over 30 though.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

I've never thought about tyres effecting economy before. I guess more grip = more resistance = lower mpg?

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

I've never heard of 350-400 miles from a tank of fuel on an S.

It must of been driven all of those miles at 55 mph downhill with a tail wind :LOL:

I'm with PhilipGB - if you are getting more than 25 mpg you are not driving / enjoying the car as it was designed to be driven!!
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

No one seems to have mentioned its got a 50L tank so the maths is easy, on mine the light comes on with 10L left, the fuel gauge is notoriously inaccurate so you can't even compare like for like.
Stick to SUL it goes better, and gives you slightly better MPG that makes it more economical than 95RON, I didn't belive it till I tested the theory and found I get 25 more miles per tank.
If you use Tesco 99RON you can collect the 5p vouchers and use up to 3 at a time, so make sure you get a good fill up with 15p per Liter off.

EDIT - You only get 30mpg motorway cruising, if you are granny driving.

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