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So Which Batch Of S2000 Would You, As A Current S2000 Owner

Old 09-13-2018, 01:01 PM
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So Which Batch Of S2000 Would You, As A Current S2000 Owner Would Prefer To Buy if you were to buy it for the very first time.

Base your opinion from your own personal experience owning an actual s2000.

A biased opinion will be welcomed and considered.

This post is not about AP1 Vs AP2. Let's keep that in mind.


1. 1999-2002
2. 2003
3. 2004-2005
4. 2006-2007
5. 2008-2009
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You don’t have to post 3 time...
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Uhmmm Emil... those were obviously errors! You're silly little Missy!
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01(own)
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- 06 door cards (storage and flush mount tweeters)
- AP2 headlights.

The features of the later models don't do anything for me with the exception of the two above. The gearing, suspension, steering rack, and general aesthetics of the AP1 are "raw" and in pure form, like the first gen NSX... Some people like later year refinement, I like Honda's served first gen raw.

The setup of the car works better for me. However I'd buy anything 99-05 Because throttle cable. Throttle cable > dbw

Also fix the first post
99-01
02-03
04-05
06-07
08-09
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04-05, or 09 CR...
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00-01 with 02/03 top and various 02/03 reliability improvements.
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i have owned my 2002 ap1 for well over 10 years. The best s2000 is the ap2 2004- 2005 because the f22c makes significantly more power and tq compared to the f20. The 04-05 still retains the drive by cable and the return fuel system. the returnless fuel system of the 06+ suck because they severely hold back the power potential when going boost.
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06, simple cost effective ECU tuning, suspension, and better looks than AP1.
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I have a 2003 and a 2006, love them both dearly as I tweak them slightly away from OEM but not too far. Like the drivers feel of the AP1 and the grunt of the AP2.

Just an FYI for Riceball777, the HP output is the same on both versions, the torque was increased on the AP2 but you know that. I certainly agree on the '04-05 F22 cable system instead of DBW.

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