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Old 08-18-2018, 10:18 PM
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I sold my s2000 a few months ago after owning from new for over 10 years. I don’t commute or track anymore.

Im trying to figure out what 5-seater car to get as a backup to my wife’s SUV, which is our main family car.

I was close to buying a Focus RS. Then a Civic SI. Then older M5. Then a Fit sport. Yes, all over the place.

Then I realized I what I really want is an S2000 with 5 seats Fun to drive on the road, smallish, manual transmission, reliable, and cheap to maintain.

If the Type R had 5 seats, I’d be done. I’m leaning most towards a new civic Si sedan.

What do you think I should get?

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Old 08-19-2018, 06:28 AM
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Are you really looking for 5 seats and do you mean 4 doors too?
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:31 AM
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Good clarification. Must have 5 seats and 4 doors. The kids still use car seats and booster seat
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VW GTI or if you live up north Golf R. 2018 Focus RS Nice too if you don’t mind the looks.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:55 AM
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Ariel Atom 4.

Just kidding. The Civic Si seems be what you're looking for so I'd definitely go with that.
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Any BMW 328i with the normally aspirated straight-six (230ish hp) would be a pretty good car to drive. Not as reliable as a Civic Si but those engines are pretty good and the cars have depreciated fairly well now. A 2011-2013 (I think) model would be fine. Get it with the Sport package and you're set.
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Civic Si seems the best option.

Though the FA5 (06-11) would be the closest thing for a 4 door/five seat S2000.
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Newer Honda accords arent bad ideas, I had an 07 accord with a v6 and manual and it wasnt bad, wont exactly be .... super jet fighter like, but they do respond to sway b ar and spring changes. I swapped mine out for TL-S sway bars and eibach springs and loved every second of it. the J motor was good.
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WRX or STi hatch
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