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    Founding Wammer s2000db's Avatar
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    The only problem I have with MX5's, is that they seem to be the new Micra, for the better off pissed soaked pensioners...

    Every time I've seen one recently, there's an old codger driving it...

    (let's the smell out better)...
    There's no way I'm going to be the richest person in the graveyard...

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    Sam Thanks -The only thing that worrying me about the S2000, which looks more ladylike and suitable to me, is that I hear that it needs a good driver? - Im not even sure I count as one, without being too sexist Claire has slightly less idea whats going on underfoot. In our favour we did have a nice RS2000 in the 80's which we managed not to destroy in 25K miles (I had a RS2000 she had 2CV we did swap a lot). Claire's history is pretty good excepting the GT6 incident she has not had an accident in 29 years. Me I've had one accident in a similar period, a changing cassette write off incident at the Swinford toll bridge. How expert does one need to be? Does it sound like s2000 workable for us to you?
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    Sex wee yes incontinence no. Im leaning toward the S2000
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    You only need to know what you're doing if you thrash the nuts off it, and want to pull 1G on corners... As Sam has rightly said, if you get a decent one with the geometry checked by someone competent, it's perfectly safe...

    Most people won't drive above 6K which is where the fun starts, below that it drives like a Civic, light comfortable and very reliable..
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    There was an S2000 being sold by one of the dealers here(K4POG?) That would be my choice at that sort of money.Bit rarer than the MX5 and should be as reliable i would have thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s2000db View Post
    The only problem I have with MX5's, is that they seem to be the new Micra, for the better off pissed soaked pensioners...

    Every time I've seen one recently, there's an old codger driving it...

    (let's the smell out better)...
    Ha, I had a micra - I remember my boss commenting on the plastic seats as incontinence seating
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    Found it...http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-S200...item43ae29a793

    Looks cracking,a lot of car for 7.5k...
    Quote Originally Posted by Cambs12 View Post
    There was an S2000 being sold by one of the dealers here(K4POG?) That would be my choice at that sort of money.Bit rarer than the MX5 and should be as reliable i would have thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADPully View Post
    Ha, I had a micra - I remember my boss commenting on the plastic seats as incontinence seating
    Shhhhh, you're secret's safe with me...
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    Unless it could be a Caterham then it has to be the MX5. The MkII's are huge fun - LSD and enough more power than grip to get the back out at roundabouts and very controllable. If you don't want that then it's still the perfect, potter about, reasonable, real world choice IMHO.
    The newer ones only come with LSD on the 2l I think.
    Older S2000's will catch the unused to rear wheel drive wanna be racers out in the wet and send them into a hedge backwards - 2 guys in our office had them, both had fairly big offs - they were a little silly with the right foot though...

    Given the decision between the two, I would have the Honda. It would be my 3rd Honda too, but I ain't the missus doing her commute.
    I'd probably think - damn it, these MX5's are a great all round package every time I got a ride in one though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedysteve View Post
    The newer ones only come with LSD on the 2l I think.
    I'd have thought they were hard enough to control without mind-altering substances!
    CD players - computer audio for dummies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_should_coco View Post
    I'd have thought they were hard enough to control without mind-altering substances!

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    Honda S2000 because I've owned one in the past, 2004 - 2007(a fantastic driver's car) Mazda MX5 because I'm currently considering buying an 2.0 Sport Tech Roadster Coupe as Honda no longer make the S2000.

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    Nice interiors on the SLK, and the folding hardtop is lovely.

    The Honda is 100x more focused as a sports car, typical Japanese interior, which is to say fine, but plasticky,
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    I want to spend some money on her so that when I buy a Fuji X pro she can't moan too much.

    Question to all - Should I consider a Toyota MR2 - Coz thats a cheap option for me as I can trade my Avensis in and buy a older car for myself?
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    MR2 is nice - biggest drawback is NO luggage space. The later MX-5s (no spare wheel) have a usefully big boot. Not sure about the Honda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meninblack View Post
    MR2 is nice - biggest drawback is NO luggage space. The later MX-5s (no spare wheel) have a usefully big boot. Not sure about the Honda.
    How about a Celica?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meninblack View Post
    MR2 is nice - biggest drawback is NO luggage space. The later MX-5s (no spare wheel) have a usefully big boot. Not sure about the Honda.
    Easily got a set of golf sticks and the trolley in the boot of the S2k..
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    Quote Originally Posted by gjm View Post
    How about a Celica?
    Not really a sports car, more a 2+2 cruiser. Convertibles not available after 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meninblack View Post
    Not really a sports car, more a 2+2 cruiser. Convertibles not available after 1999.
    I had a JDM GT4 - that was quite sporty! But I know what you mean.

    I did wonder what happened to the ragtops. I thought they were a nice-looking car.
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