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My 1999 Honda s2000 [AP1]

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:49 pm
by Andyjess666
I second that anyone for a electric prelude :lol:

My 1999 Honda s2000 [AP1]

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:27 pm
by prelude_h22
I second that anyone for a electric prelude :lol:
Blimey, can you imagine.

Although someone has already done an electric s2000 :shock:
Utilising tesla motors. Apparently it is epic fast.
https://jalopnik.com/an-electric-swappe ... 1831441635

Not sure though, I think i prefer the f20c engine :lol:

My 1999 Honda s2000 [AP1]

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:16 pm
by Scott560
Some epic posting/updates there! I enjoy reading your posts - your car is always so clean and pictures so good, an inspiration to us all. The last thing i think of doing is busting out the camera and get oil all over it or scratch it when half the car is in bits!

I always wondered what the car to replace the lude would be - s2000 seems like a natural progression, but prices are only going up along with the work required (and I suspect parts are not as cheap as other hondas?).

My 1999 Honda s2000 [AP1]

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:01 pm
by prelude_h22
Some epic posting/updates there! I enjoy reading your posts - your car is always so clean and pictures so good, an inspiration to us all. The last thing i think of doing is busting out the camera and get oil all over it or scratch it when half the car is in bits!

I always wondered what the car to replace the lude would be - s2000 seems like a natural progression, but prices are only going up along with the work required (and I suspect parts are not as cheap as other hondas?).
Thanks scott, comments means alot :)
I do try hard keeping it clean, it is a major battle as it sort of lives under trees so the car can get in a right state if left alone for too long.
It is lucky I enjoy cleaning cars. haha, but it can take its toll at times. Especially having no mains running water outside and having to lug downstairs a portable pressure washer. haha. Never had the privilege of having/owning a karcher jet wash. Ahhh the dream! lol.

I had the same feeling before too, never was bothered with taking photos before. It was always my brother who was keen on photography. Its definitely grown on me now and always wanted to know how to use a DSLR camera. I always make it a priority to document everything as with all these things you just don't know how long we can keep luxuries like this.

I thought the same as you, with an s2000 being a natural progression having previously owned a 1999 2.2 vti Prelude.
I really had to scratch that s2000 itch, as I would probably really regret not owning one when cars disappear and we are all driving around in batteries. lol.
Really glad I did though, as you say prices are going up although I think they are stabling now.
I have to agree with you though, second hand parts for the s2000 are alittle bit more expensive when compared to the Prelude, but the good thing with the s2000 is that Honda sold around 8000 units in the UK so there are plenty of them around and parts are still readily available from Honda UK (coxmotorparts/tegiwa etc)

That engine is amazing though, 9000 rpm never gets old.

My 1999 Honda s2000 [AP1]

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:06 pm
by Sailor
I've just been catching up on this brilliant thread.

Quick question: why did you go through the Netherlands on the the way to the Ring?

My 1999 Honda s2000 [AP1]

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:21 pm
by prelude_h22
I've just been catching up on this brilliant thread.
Quick question: why did you go through the Netherlands on the the way to the Ring?

Thanks Sailor

Ahh - It was a slight detour, we quickly visited one of the extended family members of the guy who owns the MX5.
Didn't really document that part as it was just a hi have a quick lunch and we drove off. lol.

My 1999 Honda s2000 [AP1]

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:22 pm
by prelude_h22
Quite a famous video of an s2000 vs a BMW m4 on the Nurburgring.

Just goes to show the capability of the s2000 in the right hands :)
Great to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAkSAA_d4K4