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polomouth

posted on 16/11/15 at 03:43 PM Reply With Quote
Mk indyblade vs Honda S2000

Afternoon all, I'm thinking of changing my mk indyblade for a Honda S2000 am I mad? Has anybody had a s2000? to help me out with my decision to swap or not. I've had the Indy since 2008 so maybe it's time for a change but I just don't want to be left disappointed if I do. Thanks for any help or opinions on the matter.
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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 16/11/15 at 03:58 PM Reply With Quote
Will be totally different S2000 lovely engine but handling a disappointment I'll buy a mx5 2005 onwards if it was my choice or an Elise if a had the money if I was going to sell my kit car ?
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jossey

posted on 16/11/15 at 04:13 PM Reply With Quote
It's a bit of a hard one to compare.

You will miss the mk on the sunny days and of you track day it and plus the s2000 won't get the attention like the mk will (good and bad)

I like the s2000 and its sounds great but I couldn't ditch a bike engine car for a car with as previously mentioned less than great handling.

But....
When it rains the s2000 is a much better choice.





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Nickp

posted on 16/11/15 at 05:20 PM Reply With Quote
As Jossey says, there really is no comparison, apart from they both have 2 seats and 4 wheels

But....
I was considering an S2000 until my Haynes is built. I also looked at Boxsters. But when this turned up with its 230bhp straight 6 3.0 and 6spd box at less than 3k my mind was made up
Might appear a bit more 'grown-up' than the S2000, but performance wise there's little to choose and with a few tweaks there'll be little between them tbh.

Or you could go for the Z4M, but that's a different level again!!



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unijacko67

posted on 16/11/15 at 05:57 PM Reply With Quote
Good point Nick, it went well at Blyton by all accounts.





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Nickp

posted on 16/11/15 at 06:12 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by unijacko67
Good point Nick, it went well at Blyton by all accounts.


Keep up Jacko, that was the Z3, this is a Z4 Would probably scare your lass even more though mate

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unijacko67

posted on 16/11/15 at 07:54 PM Reply With Quote
Whoop's Nick, sorry mate. Yea she said the Z3 went well (or the one you had at Blyton) I'll stick to my Robin eh.





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Nickp

posted on 16/11/15 at 08:32 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by unijacko67
I'll stick to my Robin eh.



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alex1991

posted on 17/11/15 at 09:12 AM Reply With Quote
The S2000 is a good handling car.
A hardtop s2000 looks great! Especially in yellow.

If they weren't so much to insure and better on fuel I would have replaced my kit car with one and used it as a daily.

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Nickp

posted on 17/11/15 at 09:25 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by alex1991
If they weren't so much to insure and better on fuel I would have replaced my kit car with one and used it as a daily.


I think the Z4 is the same insurance group as the S2000 and I've just insured that for 250 FC with full Euro breakdown recovery
That is a limited mileage policy though and I'm the wrong side of 40
Oh, and it did 42mpg on the steady journey home.

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Rocket_Rabbit

posted on 29/11/15 at 12:56 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ian locostzx9rc2
Will be totally different S2000 lovely engine but handling a disappointment I'll buy a mx5 2005 onwards if it was my choice or an Elise if a had the money if I was going to sell my kit car ?

Interesting. I have driven Westfields, MK Indys, Elises, I also own an MX5. I owned an S2000 for two years and I set a lot of S2000s up for the S2000 club in the north west

The S2000 is a wonderfully brilliant handling car.

The problem with it is that if you're a sh1t driver, it'll punish you. The diff, mid engined layout and quick steering get a lot of people in trouble. The main problem people have is they have never driven one that has had a proper geometry setup - most have seized bushes and are all over the shop.

OBVIOUSLY, the S2000 isn't going to be as pure an experience as the Indy. However, I always have a blast driving them around track






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nutt3rs91

posted on 2/4/20 at 01:10 PM Reply With Quote
Do what i'm doing and stick an s2000 engine in an Indy....
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Nickp

posted on 2/4/20 at 01:25 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nutt3rs91
Do what i'm doing and stick an s2000 engine in an Indy....


Holy thread ressurection Batman!!

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nutt3rs91

posted on 2/4/20 at 01:31 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Nickp
quote:
Originally posted by nutt3rs91
Do what i'm doing and stick an s2000 engine in an Indy....


Holy thread ressurection Batman!!


Lol i'm only 5 years late to the discussion......

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