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Old 02-09-2010, 10:17 AM
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Default S2000 (AP1) - Good for DD?

I'm looking for a DD. While the idea of getting a used 07-08 350z or the new Genesis coupe float around my head, I just can't bring it to buy a 20K+ car for a DD as of now. :(

I stumbled across this deal today. Knowing nothing about the S2k, what do you guys think? :)

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/1592388887.html
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:21 AM
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looks clean, def worth checking out
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:31 AM
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hate the color, love the car :P
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:32 AM
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I daily drive my AP2. If you can spare a few more grand, look into an 04. There is much debate between the AP1s and AP2's, but no matter how you slice it, it's newer technology, and in my opinion, I like the AP2 torque and suspension much better for a DD.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:39 AM
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Here's an example:
http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=753691

This is a really low price for an 05, but if you search, it's doable for private sales
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:51 AM
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AP2 > AP1

but really... the s2k in any form isnt a "good" daily driver. u can do it, and several people do, and i used to do it with my old one... but watever.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by 95SiR View Post
AP2 > AP1

but really... the s2k in any form isnt a "good" daily driver. u can do it, and several people do, and i used to do it with my old one... but watever.
Why don't you think it's a good DD? I prefer the stiff suspension, noise, etc as a DD because it keeps me entertained and loving driving for my 45 minute commute every day as opposed to a vanilla commuter car that would make me just hate the drive. Even after a year+ of driving it 50+ miles a day I still smile every time I start thinking about my drive to/from work.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by XScarAudio View Post
Why don't you think it's a good DD? I prefer the stiff suspension, noise, etc as a DD because it keeps me entertained and loving driving for my 45 minute commute every day as opposed to a vanilla commuter car that would make me just hate the drive. Even after a year+ of driving it 50+ miles a day I still smile every time I start thinking about my drive to/from work.
because exactly of all those traits. yes they are indeed fun. but for a daily driver, it gets old. obviously not for u it hasnt yet. but after daily driving mine for 18months, it got old and so i got rid of it. its a helluva car to drive and mash on... but i see a "daily driver" as a car thats comfortable, no stress about driveways/parkingblocks/potholes/etc., no noisy interior, and decent gas mileage. the only the s2k fits in that, is the gas mileage part. everything else it is not. who said a daily driver has to be a "vanilla commuter"? i just dont see a raw roadster being a particularly "good" daily driver.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:12 AM
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

Oh, I also mean it to be a fun DD & Occasional track car. That's why I'm looking at sport models. I do tend to push my car a lot ;)

Also found this one for a cheaper price? Honestly, isn't that that much worth it to go for AP2 (I'm talking 4-5K)

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/ctd/1592724188.html

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Old 02-09-2010, 11:14 AM
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I agree with Eddie about the S2000 not being a "good" daily driver. Worry about potholes, people slashing your top, wind noise with the top up, limited space for baggage or groceries, somewhat twitchy handling if you stop paying attention during the commute, etc. It can certainly be done if you are willing to deal with the limitations, but in your price range there are plenty of "fun" cars that would make much better commuters. RSX-S, WRX, & MS3, to name the ones that are tossed out most often.
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