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Edmunds says $20,386 trade, $22,229 private party, and $23,667 dealer retail, and $25,077 certified. I think that last number is WAY too high. KBB says $27,180 - also way too high. You can go here at the Honda CPO page a do a search of all S2000s in your area and what various dealers are asking for them. You could buy mine (NFR 11k with HondaCare warranty until 2012 or something) ... Read More
2005 s2000 w10k miles This car is certified...any idea what a good price would be from a Honda dealer...input from anyone would be appreciated. Going to look at it this weekend...thanks in advance.
habitat1, Thanks for the heads-up. I appreciate your feedbacks. Since you owned an S2000 and own a 911 cab, you have a lot of hands-on experience. Today I test drove a base 2007 Boxster, a 2007 Boxster S, and a 2005 base 911. What an experience! Boxster- well-balanced, nice engine sound, slick and precise 5-speed shifter, clutch has great feels. The car is quick but does not have very strong accelerations. ... Read More
I did this - traded in my 2001 for a new 2005 2.5 years ago. They gave me what I needed for the 01 and sold me the 05 for invoice (at that time there were no dealer incentives). If Honda brings back cheap S2000 leases again I would try to do the same deal again to get a newer car. Trade in value for a 2004 with 30k in excellent ... Read More
If they bring back the cheap lease deals before mine is up, I will replace my '05 with a new car. If not, then I am planning on buying mine off the end of the lease. I was able to swap my first S (2001) for the 2005 by getting enough out of it to pay off the lease early with no negative equity and get the cheap deal on the ... Read More
I'll look at a Z4 3.0Si, Z4 M roadster, and a Boxster and see how they perform. I agree with fedlawman - if you want a heavier, dulled feel roadster like the Z4, get it. But don't suggest to Honda that they go in that direction with the S2000. You may not like the fact that it is visceral, but that's what makes it great and sets it apart from cars ... Read More
"Speaking of which, can anyone comment on driving a pre-2005 Boxster with a more recent S2000" After trading my Honda S2000 for a replacement sedan in 2004, I got back into the "fun car" market in 2005 and test drove and nearly bought a 2005 Boxster S (280 hp version). That car was quicker than the S2000, but not be a huge margin. It also would have been a bit more ... Read More
Thanks, everyone, for all the good advice. It's great to have a dilemma where the choices are so delicious that you can't pick a favorite right off the bat. I live in Phoenix and I have a choice of daily commutes--I can slog through 7 miles of crawling freeway traffic followed by 11 miles of reasonably quick freeway traffic, or I can take the 35 mile route through the reservation and ... Read More
Habitat1, Enjoyed your comments about the S2000 and the inclusion of the 911S in the discussion. As you may remember from my participation on this forum several months ago, I own a 2006 997S and have an eye on the S2000. My interest in the S2000 has increased since I learned it's being discontinued. The attractive current price has stimulated my appetite as well. I contacted several dealers last week and ... Read More
"the s2k had some good power in it but, it doesnt compare to the z." I think it's pretty obvious that there are fans of the S2000 and fans of the 350Z. Personally, I think those that say the "like both cars" are trying to be diplomatic. The S2000 and 350Z are about as far apart in their approach to sports car performance as one can get in the $32k+/- price ... Read More
I'm looking to buy a used 2004-2005 Honda S2000. What are the things to look for that might be a problem? A stock no winter lower miles silver not kiddie beaten is what I am basically looking for. I am in no hurry either, just looking for tips on any issues or hints of abuse. TIA, Reb
You are smart to be concerned about potential abusive test drivers. That said, it's probably going to be tough to find an S2000 with the minimum 3-4 delivery miles unless you catch one literally coming off the delivery truck. My 2002 S2000 was also off the showroom floor and had 10 miles on the odometer. The sales manager appeared professional and claimed that the only miles the car had been driven ... Read More
With the lease you lose the acquisition fee, which I think with AHFC is $595 - you have to factor that in to the lease VS buy numbers. The S2000 HAD strong resale value - so the 2001 I got used for $24,500 brought me $19,500 trade in for my 2005 after 2+ years and 15k miles of driving. You can't count on that type of return NOW - they are ... Read More
"The S2000 is simply too small, has goofy, inappropriate instrumentation for its genre, and lacks adequate torque. "Brilliant" it is not. And I'm not impressed one whit by the fact that you own a 911. Overpriced and unreliable, I regret to say." You are certainly welcome to your opinion, just try stating it as such. I put 20k miles in a Honda S2000 over 2.5 years and found the instrumentaion to ... Read More
i saw one in san antonio at gunn honda it was yellow with 25k miles and was like 24 or 25k....while i was picking up my pilot.
Have you considered a new 2006? They can be purchased at around $31,000, whereas a used, low mileage 2004/5 will probably sell for $25,000+, at least in our area. For that relatively nominal savings, I'd rather have a new one with a full 3/36 warranty and the ability to break it in properly myself. I do know of someone who bought a low mileage 2003 for $23,800, but he specifically wanted ... Read More
I think your numbers are a little off. If I am not mistaken, Honda imported roughly 5,000 to 7,000 S2000's per year to the US between late 1999 and now. There are probably close to 50,000 in the US. On the other hand, I believe that Toyota and Honda produce more like 300,000+ Camrys and Accords annually for sale in the US. So the idea of the S2000 being exclusive is ... Read More
Send a quote request to Honda Long Beach. You will get automated answer which offer the car at ~29850. Send this price to 15 dealerships around and you will see that at least two will give you 29700.
Paragon Honda at NY sells new 05 (Gray) at 24995. Use it as a bait and see how low they can go. You can also ship the car to CA (~$990).
Iím from South California and I bought mine last weekend after researching this model for two weeks. Here are some helpful hints :D The MSRP is $34600 but almost all the dealers will sell it at invoice. The interesting stuff is that two dealerships agreed to sell it in $29700, which is $1300 below invoice. If you want to lease and have high credit score you can get the car for ... Read More
For the past 9 years, I have owned a set of two cars at a time. Each car fullfiling somewhat different goals. Specifically, the first set was a Corvette C5 and a 33O Ci BMW -- both coupes. The former driven when weather conditions did permit and the latter for all-season driving purposes. Both are drivers cars, but clearly one more versatile albeit less exciting than the other. Then last summer, ... Read More
Are you serious? I had a 2002 S2000 and - as you can probably tell - thought very highly of it. But I now have a 2005 Carrera S Cab. I seriously doubt a Honda S2000 in my garage would get much use if the Carrera stayed. The 997 is a better 20 mile daily commuter and neither of them are practical for winter use, even with winter tires. If you ... Read More
Currently I own a 2006 Carrera S and a 2005 Volvo S 60. I live near New York City and the Volvo serves as a solid backup, particularly in the Winter. However, the more I look at -- and learn about -- the 2006 S 2000, the more excited I become. Since I love the Carrera and cannot afford three cars, the comfortable and safe Volvo would have to go in ... Read More
I am in the West and I got it for a good price ($30,995 *destination charge included*) for 2005 Christmas Delivery. I think its because of the competetion with toomany dealers in the same city. Here is what I did, I got Honda dealers ZIP codes from Honda Website within 100 miles radius (I am in LA) and tried to get quotes from them by their internet dept. I used EDmunds ... Read More
I owned a 2002 S2000 and have driven a 2005, The difference to me was noticable, but it didn't change the fact that the S2000 is still a lightweight, high RPM sports car. The new one is a bit quieter, with a little more low end torque. On the other hand, it's 17" wheels felt a little more jarring, with no noticable improvement in handling and the 8,000 rpm redline isn't ... Read More
I have a 2,5 month young 3.500 miles driven 2005 S2000. Besides the known 2nd gear problem I was nothing but happy. Since Saturday night I'm happy being still alive. On my way home on a empty freeway (rare condition in Southern California) my live was challenged without any warning. A short sharp metallic bang and the S2000 were almost completely out of control at 68mi/h and were spinning several 360s. ... Read More
Hi oceanexprt. If you were able to lease a 2005 Honda S2000 at dealer invoice, the dealer that you get it from would make the $750 dealer cash that is available on it right now on your deal. Let's estimate what this car's lease payment should be alike at this price. According to my calculations, if you were to lease an '05 Honda S2000 with an MSRP of $33,700 and a ... Read More
If you're looking to get an S2000 on the cheap, you can get great deals now that we are heading into winter. I was offered $29,000 on one, which is a little less than the dealer's cost, even taking into account the holdback. They want to clear them out to make way for the 2006's, which I fear you may not ever be able to get a great deal on, because ... Read More
You're welcome ajpbf7. 's exact money factor and residual value will vary depending upon how long you want to lease it for and how many miles per year you need to be able to drive it. For now, I will provide you with its 36 month, 15,000 miles per year lease program. Let me know if you need information for a different term or mileage allowance. If you were to lease ... Read More
Hi ajpbf7. Unfortunately, Honda did not renew its special lease program on the 2005 S2000 for the month of October. It replaced the special money factor that it was providing on this car with $750 dealer cash. That doesn't mean that you can't still lease one, just that the money factor will be higher. If you decide that you still want to lease an '05 S2000, make sure to take this ... Read More
Well, I'm back to let you know of my dealings. After much research, etc....blah, blah, blah. I am finally pulling the trigger on the S2000. Just talked to Norm Reeves Honda (apparently #1 dealership in volume in the world - like that really is supposed to impress me). They say that I should be able to get the price of my S2000 to about $360/month + taxes. Essentially they are letting ... Read More
You're very welcome etomidate. Honda is running a pretty attractive lease program on the 2005 S2000 this month. Its buy rate lease money factor for a 36 month lease of this car is currently only .00053. This is equivalent to an interest rate of around 1.3%. The thing that I do not like about the lease that Honda is advertising on the S2000 right now is the large down payment. Most ... Read More
Well, as of 7 days ago, I am the owner of a new 2005 911 S Cabriolet. It had been 16 months since I traded my 2002 S2000. At various times while shopping, I thought I might end up with another S2000. But our financial situation allowed a splurge, and both of my daughters fit (for now) in the back seat of the 911. That alone is worth the slight ($65k) ... Read More
How do they know my car is under 6k miles if I order the warranty on-line. If I have a car that's 8k miles, and I claim it's 6k, will they find out? I think they apply a "reasonable" check to this. If you claim to have a Honda with less than 6k on the clock and they check and the VIN shows an in-service date of a "long time back" ... Read More
I am not sure I like the changes to the wheels or the steering wheel or the seats (I will wait to see them in person), but having stability control and the longer powertrain warranty would be enough to make me wait - I think. That said, I am a lease guy - and only gave up my 01 S for a new 05 S this year due to the cheap ... Read More
I was under the impression from Honda and their dealers that there were going to be no 2006 model for the S2000. This was in a MotorTrend article. What is your source? They all have but introduced all the 2006 models minus one...the S2000. Because I would hold out for the 2006 or better yet get a better price for the 2005. Thanks in advance.
Biggest difference is $100 deductible VS $50 and cars with more than 6k (and 2004 or newer) can no longer get the $0 plan. It looks like Bernardi is still the cheapest by a little bit, but the price has gone up. It looks like pre-9/1 VS now you get 5k more miles on the 7/75k/$0 plan but pay $50 more for the coverage. The $100 deductible plan sells for more ... Read More
The "new" 2005 has 150 test drive miles. I've gone on record before stating that the S2000 is not a car that you want some bozo redlining in the first 1,000 miles. I would have great concern that a car with 150 miles on the odometer is likely to have found it's way into the hands of at least one or two such bozo's. I think you can find brand new ... Read More
www.hondawarrantyinfo.com (this is Bernardi Honda in MA) is blowing out the prices on HondaCare right now. We know the HC plans undergo changes tomorrow (9/1/2005) - but it might be a great time to score a deal today. Some examples: 2005 Odyssey 7 years/75,000 miles warranty: ($50 deductible = $681.00) OR ($0 deductible = $746.00) 7 years/100,000 miles warranty: ($50 deductible = $971.00) OR ($0 deductible = $1,051.00) 2005 CR-V 7 ... Read More
I will be buying a 2005 Honda s2000 probably this month and as soon as this weekend (over a Mazda RX-8). Invoice + destination charge is ~$30,300.Any opinions on whether or not getting one at about this price is feasable? The one I want is at several dealers within 1hr drive so I'm figuring I can use the initial dealer "best price" as an opportunity for others to beat it. Any ... Read More
Hi, I just leased a brand new s2000 '05 model about a week ago. Everything with the car is fine except that the rear bumper cover doesn't sit flush with the body at the rear right taillight area. It juts out about 5 mm. I rushed to the dealer and had him check out the other S2000's in the lot and 'lo and behold' there was a gap in both these ... Read More
"Improved suspension with softer ride" Some might contend that improved and softer in a sports car are contradictory terms ;) My take on a 2005 S2000 vs. the former 2002 model I owned for 2.5 years is that the ride is slightly rougher over bumps, not softer, probably due to the lower profile 17" wheels. I also think the interior changes are a aesthetic net negative. I thought my 2002 all ... Read More
why wait for 24months or 24k? There is no additional fee (unless the price goes up) if you buy before your car is 24 months old or has 24,000 miles on it. The warranty has a pro-rated refund should your car be stolen, totaled, or you trade it in. The later you wait to buy the policy the more you will get back. I have posted examples of the calculations here ... Read More
I bought my new 2005 S2000 two weeks ago. After about 200 miles of driving, when I first start it and it is cold, when I shift into 2nd gear it doesn't want to go in and it either makes a clunking sound or a slight grinding noise. After it warms up, the transmission shifts fine into 2nd gear. I took it back to my dealer who confirmed the issue. They ... Read More
Hi Zelda, I had the 2003 S 2000 and when I traded it in for my 2004 Accord I was sick! I really missed the car. Now I just purchased the 2005 S 2000. This may be the last one they will make because Honda will bring back the revamped Prelude next year. Because of the resale value of the S 2000 you are much better off getting a new one. ... Read More
That is about $5 worth of chemicals and $590 worth of dealer markup. Of course, that crap-o-la on your car can make it hard to wax your car so I would avoid a car with that on it if you can. To me it is a minus rather than the plus the dealer claims it to be. The invoice on the S is about $30,300 and as was mentioned hold back ... Read More
I bought a 2002 S2000 for $32,000 in late 2001 when the Edmunds "TMV" was $36,000 ($3,200 over MSRP). Today, the Edmunds TMV in my area is $30,982, approximately $650 over invoice and $300 less than the price you were quoted. Personally, in my last three purchases (all Honda/Acuras) I have substantially beat Edmunds TMV price, so I would expect to be able to buy an S2000 toaday for invoice - ... Read More
I have a 2001 S2000 which I purchased in September of 2000. At the time I searched for this car all over Southern California and found it very difficult to find. I was told that this car was a 3-year production car and that Honda's intention was to keep it limited and bring it back ten years later. They must have "changed their minds" as now I see them everywhere and ... Read More
You can get it at a discount price from one of the "Internet" HondaCare dealers like http://www.collegehillshonda.com/hondacare/warranty.htm or http://www.curryhondacare.com/pricing.cfm . I paid $825 for my 7yr/75k/$0 plan a couple of years ago. Looks like the same plan is around $100 or a little more higher. I would suppose that means Honda has had to pay some claims? I don't have any questions about the car, but Honda only gives you 3/36k ... Read More
Hard to believe that this is the last year, but ask the Honda dealer and the honest ones will tell you that this is the last year for the S2000. This appears to be the answer most of the dealers are giving...after having been to 3 in the SF area for the best deal. However, it may be a marketing trick, so who really knows. But the only reason I asked ... Read More
From the current offers sections on the Honda web page. This is about $100 less per month than the last time I ran the numbers. Note that it calls for a hefty cap cost reduction, but almost all of that can be done via discount on the price of the car. The net cap cost for the example lease is $29,333.63 which is just a little lower than you can get ... Read More
I live in San Diego, CA and I'd like to purchase a new 2005 S2000 in the next couple of weeks. The local Honda dealers that I have contacted are asking higher prices for S2000s than I've seen mentioned here. I am willing to travel several hundred miles to obtain the best price. I'd appreciate recommendations for Honda dealers to contact. Also, is the 2005 S2000 a 50 state vehicle? How ... Read More
Selling price has little to do with how much money Honda made on the S2000, unless there was dealer money on the car the dealer paid invoice less hold back no matter what they charged. Now the price you COULD get is a direct reflection of how well or how poorly the car was doing, sales-wise. With limited production each dealer knew they would only get a few so would not ... Read More
I bought a 2005 Sebring Silver with red and black leather for $30,450. I bought it at Fladeboe Honda in Irvine, Ca. I requested a car cover and deluxe detailing....no charge of course. I was pleased with the experience and love the car. It will be a weekender only.
I also would like to know your source of information that this is the last year of the S2000. I don't have information to the contrary, I'm just trying to sort out rumor from fact. One fact I will dispute is that the S2000 was a money losing venture for Honda. When I bought my 2002 in late 2001, I got a $800 discount to MSRP on a snowy day in ... Read More
No, the S2000 is not discontinued, although the engine has been enlarged by 200cc's, by stroking, for 2005. I traded my 2002 S2000 for a 2005 S2000. You and your wife will fight over who is going to drive, it is that much fun. If you can find a high mileage used S2000. Also you should be able to find one for around $22K . The car will be less expensive ... Read More
Congrats on the new car. Upon what do you base your statement that this is the last year for the S2000? Also, I paid $800 or so for my 7yr/75k/$0 deductible HondaCare back when my S was just under 2 years old. The current price is a bit higher from a discount HondaCare dealer, but certainly no where near the $2k the dealer tried to get from you :-) I stopped ... Read More
Well, just went into Stevens Creek Honda here in San Jose, CA, and got the dark gray with all black interior for $29,200 + taxes&license. They had 10 in stock. They thought that I was going to finance thru them which was currently 1.9% with Honda Financing, but I chose to buy it outright. I guess they were trying to hit their Memorial Weekend Day numbers. Haggling point was the fact ... Read More
Just purchased an '05 Silverstone Metallic/Black Interior. Got it for $29,166.50 @ Rusty Wallace Honda in Knoxville, TN. Took us five minutes to sign paperwork and drive. The New care sales manager and General manager were great. If you live within 200 miles of Knoxville and want a good deal on a Honda, call them!
Folks, the acid rain discussion needs to be taken elsewhere, like to our News & Views board or to our regular Honda S2000 discussion. Let's keep the conversation focused specifically on pricing/purchasing experiences with the S2000. Thanks! kirstie_h Roving Host Host, Future Vehicles & Smart Shopper discussions
i worked a honda dealer in the atlanta area for two years. acid rain is huge down here, and the dealer spend thousands fixing paint for their sold customers. we started putting a protection package on all the cars and the problem stopped. so, yes, it is needed in some parts of the country, and yes they really do put it on.
I have also heard that 2005 is the last year for the Honda S2000, but that would not deter me from buying the car at all. Honda dealerships are not going anywhere and the company is likely to support the car with respect to parts and service for the foreseeable future. However, as a former owner of a 2002 S2000 which I kept for 2.5 years, I would suggest you consider ... Read More
My husband and I have been wanting to purchase a used convertible for a "fun" third car. After much research, we decided that a 2004 Honda S2000 with low miles would probably be our best bet. However, I have now found out that this model will be discontinued by Honda after 2005. My question for more experienced car buffs is this: is it a good investment (or idea) to purchase a ... Read More
coverage is the same as original warranty. In simple terms it is bumper to bumper except all items listed as wear and tear. Not really, LOTS of exclusions. Actually, this is what is covered: Comprehensive Component Coverage Drivetrain Engine, Transmission, Fuel-Injection System and Axles Electronics Computers, Electronic Components and Electrical System Chassis Suspension, Steering and Brake System Heating/Cooling Air Conditioning, Heating System and Cooling System Genuine Honda Accessories Audio, Cellular Phone, ... Read More
My sources tell me that the S2000 will be history. Apparently Honda is making more money selling minivans, SUVs and old "stand-bys" than they can with the roadster product. I can only hope that they would reconsider. S2000 is my toy!!
I've test driven the 2005 S2000 several times and I've heard from the dealer that 2005 is supposedly the last year for the S2000. Is this true? Has there been any talk about what's next? I've checked all over the web and found zip, not even a concept car. The dealer mentioned that Honda likes to change body styles every 5-6 years. If that's true, then the S2000's due for a ... Read More
Greetings all - I have been following this forum for some time and recently purchased a 2005 S2000. I have noticed in the past couple of days there is a grinding feeling when shifting from first to second; it's consistent occurrence, not present only if I shift much more slowly, letting the RPM's fall significantly (I don't normally shift quickly). It's not a long grinding, only a quick feeling of 2-3 ... Read More
Per some snippets on vtec.net, there are no changes for 2005, not even a new color. I can't vouch for the veracity of this information. I'm not sure where the S2000 is going, nor what this part of the sports car market is going to look like in a few years. The S is no less of a car than it was a few years ago, but the Elise was bound ... Read More
What's new for 2005? How much longer will the S2000 last? Will Honda replace the S2000 or will they let it evolve?
After looking, test driving, researching various convertibles - the Mazda Miata, Honda S2000, BMW Z4, Toyota MR2, and the Nissan 350, I've finally made the choice of the S2000!!! I'm pretty excited and it was by far the best in looks, and to a woman, what else matters:+)!! Oh, yeah, and my husband mentioned something about "RPMs" and "red lining" and "speeding tickets" when I hit 6th gear cruisin' down I-95 ... Read More
Does anyone know if Honda will be completely redesigning the S2000 in 2004 or 2005. I like the S2000, but I am 6'6" and I can barely fit in it. I recently heard that more room will be placed in the redesign. I hope that also comes with a telescopic/tilt steering wheel.