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I decided to add a new stable mate to my other Honda which is a garage queen. I got the Civic for my wife and son to drive mainly, so the CVT tranny and Honda Sensing technology was a priority. We got the blue Coupe Touring with Nav, and the only other option was all weather mats which the dealer threw in as a gift.

We are loving the new addition, I am pretty impressed with the powertrain, the paddle shifters give me something to occupy myself when I feel like shifting gears. Not too shabby of a setup. I wasn't expecting to like the powertrain all that much but I think it is pretty darn good, and the car is fun to drive. All of the new technology features make my other Honda look like an old maid , lol. My last Civics were SiR's in the early 2000's, I had an SiR coupe and an SiR hatchback in the old days. This new Civic is a great new addition.
 

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Welcome tot he forum fellow canuck! I guess you'll all be sharing the civic coupe once winter comes. The other one looks like it'll get stuck in the snow.
 

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Welcome tot he forum fellow canuck! I guess you'll all be sharing the civic coupe once winter comes. The other one looks like it'll get stuck in the snow.
Thanks for the welcome.
Yup the S2000 is going into winter storage soon. My daily work driver is the white Jeep in the background, definitely needed as my street is the last one to get plowed during winter storms. I'll get to drive the Civic on weekends mostly.
 

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Welcome to the forums and congratulations ! That S2K is gorgeous especially with the hardtop ! I must know more about this vehicle ....
 

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great choice of cars
you got lucky with the S2000, aside from the Miata/MX5 there's nothing else really worth getting in that segment. There is the BRZ/FRS but it just didn't check all the boxes for people in the way the S2000 did and still does... meaning many more years of depreciation free ownership for you
 

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great choice of cars
you got lucky with the S2000, aside from the Miata/MX5 there's nothing else really worth getting in that segment. There is the BRZ/FRS but it just didn't check all the boxes for people in the way the S2000 did and still does... meaning many more years of depreciation free ownership for you
My stock GS-R Hung with a FR-S... My car is so incredibly slow lol. I feel the FR-S just needed more power. They look and handle amazing though.
 

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great choice of cars
you got lucky with the S2000, aside from the Miata/MX5 there's nothing else really worth getting in that segment. There is the BRZ/FRS but it just didn't check all the boxes for people in the way the S2000 did and still does... meaning many more years of depreciation free ownership for you
Thanks !. I got into the s2000 at a good time 7 years ago, just when prices stopped free-falling, and now they have appreciated a bit. I wanted one 16 years ago but I didn't want to pay $45k for a car that could only be driven 3 seasons per year. By 2009 the pricing was more appropriate for a casual use vehicle.
 

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My stock GS-R Hung with a FR-S... My car is so incredibly slow lol. I feel the FR-S just needed more power. They look and handle amazing though.
I find the S2000 a bit on the slow side, my personalized license plates used to be NO TORQQ


But it is such a unique vehicle, very raw and great handling, it would be hard to replace it with anything being offered these days.
 

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Welcome to the forums and congratulations ! That S2K is gorgeous especially with the hardtop ! I must know more about this vehicle ....
Thanks very much. I've got a Mugen carbon fiber hardtop on the S2000, I'm a hardtop guy, never really cared for convertibles so it works well for me, I can always remove the hardtop if I want top down driving.

You can see my build thread at s2ki.com at this link, it goes through the entire build with some unique parts and lots of changes in the last 7 years. Check out the link if you have time:

http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/1070897-sebring-silver-my2002-ap1-with-custom-blackblue-interior/
 

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Welcome to the forum.
 

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Thanks very much. I've got a Mugen carbon fiber hardtop on the S2000, I'm a hardtop guy, never really cared for convertibles so it works well for me, I can always remove the hardtop if I want top down driving.

You can see my build thread at s2ki.com at this link, it goes through the entire build with some unique parts and lots of changes in the last 7 years. Check out the link if you have time:

http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/1070897-sebring-silver-my2002-ap1-with-custom-blackblue-interior/
Man, that is one heck of a build. Nothing crazy but still very enjoyable and exciting to read through. The carbon hardtop is crazy, but I love that ARC heat shield too !

That capture of the tach was dope though lol, how many times did it take you to get it ?! ;)
 

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Man, that is one heck of a build. Nothing crazy but still very enjoyable and exciting to read through. The carbon hardtop is crazy, but I love that ARC heat shield too !

That capture of the tach was dope though lol, how many times did it take you to get it ?! ;)


Thanks for the kind words. I have an addiction for rare JDM parts. The ARC parts are unicorn parts, quite an effort to locate them over recent years. I had a few ASM parts but decided to sell them and invest the funds in other parts.


The Mugen carbon fiber hardtop gets a lot of compliments, it is pretty rare in my area much like most Mugen parts. It goes along with my Mugen intake, Mugen exhaust, and Mugen Header.

The photo of the LED multi-coloured tach was a stroke of luck, I was fumbling with the camera in the wrong hand, and I accidentally hit the shutter button early and I got a perfect picture just as I hit the ignition button with my other hand, it happened totally by accident. I'm pretty sure I couldn't do it again if I tried :)
 
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