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Old 09-09-2008, 01:16 AM   #1
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I currently own a 1989 Honda Prelude Si. This car is not stock, but I realize it will never be enough. When I be come rich (lol), I plan to get something that can give me what I want. Though, I will always have the Prelude.

I am looking for rear wheel drive, and more power to start with. I can always deal with the weight. When comparing the NSX to the S2000, what are the advantages and disadvantages in these two vehicles. Because I'm in the NSX section I really want to hear more about this car. I honestly don't know as much about it as I do the S2000.
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let me ask you this.

when do you anticipate on having enough money to afford a decent nsx? by decent, i mean you dont have to replace anything as soon as you buy it.

if you didnt know, the nsx keeps their value for a lot longer than the s2000 does. especially the ones in good condition.

and the whole $25k nsx myth, its possible, but im 99% sure the condition isnt that great.
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your comparing the ultimate of honda's achievment's in sports cars.
the s2000 is a very nice car but the nsx is hondas flagship car.
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To me, no car is better that a project car. I don't care what condition it is in, as long as the price matches. At least I am being honest about my money. A lot of people get online and act as a completely different person. I play music. That is all I do. The main reason for this thread is for me to find out more about the NSX. I will have the money to buy one of these cars in the near future. How I get the money is my business.




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you dont have to be "rich" to own either car.... you can get an S2K for like $15-17k and an NSX for like $25-27k.... so it comes down to how much of a car you can afford.... the s2000 is a fun car to drive and is a really good "drivers car" ( I used to have a spa yellow AP1 )... but from what I know about the NSX, it truely is THE every day exotic and hondas answer to ferrari...get the NSX if you can but dont worry if your wost case scenario is an S2000 you arent doing too bad friend Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.

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...and an NSX for like $25-27k...
I've long held that the 25-27k NSX is a myth but for the past several months I've seen some decent examples sell in this price range. Could be the economy and the slow sales cycle of sports cars. Possible ideal time to buy if you have the money.
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those prices only go for the 91 nsx, about 99% of the time...
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those prices only go for the 91 nsx, about 99% of the time...
...when the car is an absolute dog without regular maintenance.
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...when the car is an absolute dog without regular maintenance.
http://www.nsxprime.com/forums...08805

heres a PRIME example of a minty 1991 NSX, with ALL its maintenance done and the guy is asking $30k OBO.... most likely it should sell within the range I specified a good Nsx might go for.... its not that hard to find em.... just gotta look for the guy who actually wants to sell his and not let it sit forever w/o selling it Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
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the 91 nsx is considered "entry level"

it is the oldest, and a HUGE part of the whole nsx population is made of 91s. sure the nsx is "rare", but theres a high possibility that an nsx you see is a 91.

that guy sounds like he just wants to get rid of it to make room for more carss. ask anybody who actually loves the car, will NEVER let it go for that price.
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I see decent $25K NSXs on a regular basis. I am considering one now (local car) with a good owner history, headers, Tubi exhaust, nice rims, short gears, etc. for that price.
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Pick that up Dave! As stated, I've seen them go for around 25-27k price a lot more recently than ever before and more suddenly as well.
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Pick that up Dave!
Considering it, but my my heart is telling me to hold out for an '02+.
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Default Re: NSX vs s2000 (HATCHBACK GORILLA!)

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you dont have to be "rich" to own either car.... you can get an S2K for like $15-17k and an NSX for like $25-27k.... so it comes down to how much of a car you can afford.... the s2000 is a fun car to drive and is a really good "drivers car" ( I used to have a spa yellow AP1 )... but from what I know about the NSX, it truely is THE every day exotic and hondas answer to ferrari...get the NSX if you can but dont worry if your wost case scenario is an S2000 you arent doing too bad friend Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.

P.S. this might help! http://www.fast-autos.net/compare/?a=28&b=675
A lot of the info about the S2000 is wrong Click the image to open in full size. run an NSX at a real track with an s2000 and youll find out why the NSX is a little over rated.
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I will always have the Prelude.

you will be putting the 89 prelude in the garbage can on the first garbage day after you get an nsx/s2000 Click the image to open in full size.

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youll find out why the NSX is a little over rated.
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What?
nurburgring times
8:38 --- 143.17 km/h -- Honda NSX 3.2, 280 PS/1386 kg
8:39 --- 142.89 km/h -- Honda S2000, 240 PS/1275 kg
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^ i think the reason for that one is the s2000 actually have faster turn in speeds compared to the nsx on the ring

how about compare the nsx to any other course Click the image to open in full size.
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^ i think the reason for that one is the nsx driver sucked.
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Wait, didn't the NSX-R do a 7:56 at the 'Ring?
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Wait, didn't the NSX-R do a 7:56 at the 'Ring?
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8:38 --- 143.17 km/h -- Honda NSX 3.2, 280 PS/1386 kg
On a big track like that, I think my ten year old mercedes sedan could do it roughly that amount of time. . . .
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fixed.

Wait, didn't the NSX-R do a 7:56 at the 'Ring?
7:56.73* 155.57 km/h Honda NSX-R. Best Motoring video "Carrera Invasion", lap not complete

8:03.86 153.52 km/h -- Honda NSX http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ua_wcOnPkxk

8:09 --- 151.66 km/h -- Honda NSX-R, 320 PS/1467 kg (sport auto 08/02)

8:16.15 149.48 km/h -- Honda NSX (Best Motoring video "Carrera Invasion") http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ua_wcOnPkxk

8:32 --- 144.84 km/h -- Lotus Exige, 192hp (sport auto 08/04)

8:33.80 144.34 km/h -- Honda NSX (6-speed) Coupe, 276 PS (Top Gear magazine)

8:34 --- 144.28 km/h -- Acura NSX, 276 PS

8:37 --- 143.44 km/h -- Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec, 350 PS

8:37 --- 143.44 km/h -- Subaru Impreza GT Turbo, 218 PS/1290 kg (sport auto 03/00)

8:37 --- 143.44 km/h -- Honda NSX 3.0 (sport auto 07/91)

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^ i think the reason for that one is the s2000 actually have faster turn in speeds compared to the nsx on the ring

how about compare the nsx to any other course
Top Gear test track
43-Mitsubishi Evo VIII- 1.28.9 < half wet track
61-Honda NSX Type-R- 1.31.6
62-BMW -535d- 1.31.8
63-Mazda RX8- 1.31.8
S2000 ran a 1.37.4 in the rain

Im to lazy to find other track times


64-Nissan 350Z - 1.31.8
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Those times vary greatly which, I guess, makes sense considering the driver and conditions would vary greatly as well.

But the laps look fairly respectable considering the company. Don't know why you'd consider the NSX overrated. But it's ok either way.
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Those times vary greatly which, I guess, makes sense considering the driver and conditions would vary greatly as well.

But the laps look fairly respectable considering the company. Don't know why you'd consider the NSX overrated. But it's ok either way.
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61-Honda NSX Type-R- 1.31.6

S2000 ran a 1.37.4 in the rain
the nsx-r was also ran in the rain on top gear

but if you like the s2 more then good for you Click the image to open in full size. im sure we dont need to have a discussion like ford vs chevy here


the only reason i would get an s2 over an nsx would be to have a cheap fun car that looks nice for the track, nsx i would feel forced to pimp it out and easily drop 50k+(total) on modding a 91-94 coupe when i could just buy an 02+ for 50k+ or spend around 20k moderatley pimping out an s2 for the track i wouldnt even need to license/insure the s2
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the nsx-r was also ran in the rain on top gear

but if you like the s2 more then good for you Click the image to open in full size. im sure we don't need to have a discussion like ford vs chevy here


the only reason i would get an s2 over an nsx would be to have a cheap fun car that looks nice for the track, nsx i would feel forced to pimp it out and easily drop 50k+(total) on modding a 91-94 coupe when i could just buy an 02+ for 50k+ or spend around 20k moderatley pimping out an s2 for the track i wouldnt even need to license/insure the s2
I didnt say I liked the S2000 over the NSX...
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