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Old 10-07-2017, 07:46 AM
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Obviously, with the S2000 being a car that is known for being one of the best, if not the best, sports car for under $30,000, how has this affected your experience of your other cars? Does getting out of the S2k into something like a WRX feel less exciting as a driving experience?
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Usually that's the case, but not always. One time I hopped into a Lotus Exige and that ruined the S2000 experience for me. lol. It's like going from a Miata to an S2000 for the first time. I do have a Porsche Boxster S (987) and the S2000 doesn't make it feel any less exciting.. Just different.
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nope.
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Sometimes I wish that my Honda Odyssey could handle like the S. Yet the two vehicles serve vastly different purposes. I got to drive a Porsche 911 from Los Angeles to Sears Point raceway near San Francisco once. That was on a fairly controlled and Porsche led group drive to deliver about a dozen of these cars for a dealer preview. I even got paid enough for that trip to buy diner and a flight back to L.A. that same evening. That was my first sports car driving experience.I figure that I'll never be able to afford a car like that, nor probably spend the money, if I had it, so that was a great experience. The S is an affordable substitute that I'm quite happy with.
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I daily a 2017 Grand Caravan so the S2000 is a joy to rip around in. That being said, I did have the opportunity to spend about 6 hours behind the wheel of an R35 GTR this summer and that car was amazing. Even though the GTR had 650HP at the wheels the nimble handling keeps me happy in the S2000 and I haven't had the urge to go FI either.
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No - I already had high standards before joining the S2k club. But I could imagine if someone buys one who's driven a corola his/her whole life their standards will be all of a sudden set much higher.
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Yes. I'm ruined. Its not that other cars aren't faster. Many cars can generate better numbers. Stoping, cornering, going. But the S is just so....responsive. Razor edged.
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The top down experience, combined with its agility and high revving engine is absolutely unique. I have no interest in any other convertibles out there as a result, but i am lucky enough to have other fun toys that are unique in their own way.
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Originally Posted by atlas2000 View Post
Obviously, with the S2000 being a car that is known for being one of the best, if not the best, sports car for under $30,000, how has this affected your experience of your other cars? Does getting out of the S2k into something like a WRX feel less exciting as a driving experience?
I guess it all depends what your looking for from your car experience. I only owned my ap1 for 2 yrs and I never liked it at all. I quickly sold it and bought an evo 8. I feel much more at home driving that and never missed my s2k. I recently bought an 2017 limited wrx. That on the other hand... very boring in stock form. I got suckered into that purchase
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I'm very fortunate to have an Ariel Atom at my disposal, so that pretty much ruined every other car including the s2000. Everything feels like a boat after driving the Atom around for an hour lol.
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