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Old 10-27-2018, 04:38 PM
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Thanks for all the advice. All seasons are now off the list (never should have been there). I'm going to have 5 months to over-think this decision while the S2 is in storage.

Finally found the secret compartment this weekend after a Youtube search. It contained the owner manuals!
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:15 PM
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Its fun to gradually make the S your own. Its a great car you have. Take your time and make the best of it!
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:50 AM
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I found my owner's manuals in the same place some time after acquiring the car! I found a PDF copy on line (direct from Honda) and keep a copy on my PC. Note there is a link to the 2000-2008 Service Manual posted here that you will find extremely helpful especially since it's searchable PDF file. I have the OEM paper manual but it's not indexed.

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Old 10-28-2018, 08:05 AM
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I have a friend who likes using less grippy tires to make it easier to slide around a bit on the street without driving at insane speeds. Just sayin'. I would not necessarily take high quality all season tires off the table entirely. I'm driving on a set right now and they are great tires.

My experience has been that after a couple of years of doing all my own basic maintenance, including fluids and valve adjustments and clutch adjustments etc., and reading a lot in these pages, and also after driving the car for about 35K miles, I have slowly made it my own. I drive it intuitively. I rev match by ear, I don't look at the tach. I have an instinctive feeling about what gear to be in in every situation. I have learned to drive the car at higher rpms. I hear every little sound and feel every vibration. It is so much fun. I feel very fortunate that I have the resources to own this car and that I landed on exactly the right car for me. I love it so much I bought a second one to keep in moth balls until I retire and in case something happens to the one I drive almost every day in the summer. My wife thinks I'm crazy. But, she is a tolerant soul and the truth is she enjoys our summer evening rides with the top down a great deal. Makes us feel young again. Also, we are good friends with several local couples who have also re-discovered roadsters at the same time that we did, and we enjoy an occasional group drive to dinner, that sort of thing. This car has enriched our lives for sure.

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Old 10-28-2018, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by rpg51 View Post
I have a friend who likes using less grippy tires to make it easier to slide around a bit on the street without driving at insane speeds. Just sayin'. I would not necessarily take high quality all season tires off the table entirely. I'm driving on a set right now and they are great tires.

My experience has been that after a couple of years of doing all my own basic maintenance, including fluids and valve adjustments and clutch adjustments etc., and reading a lot in these pages, and also after driving the car for about 35K miles, I have slowly made it my own. I drive it intuitively. I rev match by ear, I don't look at the tach. I have an instinctive feeling about what gear to be in in every situation. I have learned to drive the car at higher rpms. I hear every little sound and feel every vibration. It is so much fun. I feel very fortunate that I have the resources to own this car and that I landed on exactly the right car for me. I love it so much I bought a second one to keep in moth balls until I retire and in case something happens to the one I drive almost every day in the summer. My wife thinks I'm crazy. But, she is a tolerant soul and the truth is she enjoys our summer evening rides with the top down a great deal. Makes us feel young again. Also, we are good friends with several local couples who have also re-discovered roadsters at the same time that we did, and we enjoy an occasional group drive to dinner, that sort of thing. This car has enriched our lives for sure.


I can relate. "S2000, the car that enriches lives"
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