Honda S2000

Julissa Rivera

Part I: Choosing A Used Car

I decided to choose the Honda S2000 because one of my friend had been obsessed with Honda's so, when they were showing me multiple different ones, I really liked the S2000.

Trim Levels

Power train: 4-Cyl, VTEC, 2.0 Liter; Manual, 6 spd; RWD


Color: Black


Other Options: ABS (4-wheel); Air Conditioning; Power Windows; Power Door Locks; Cruise Control; Power Steering; Tilt Wheel; AM/FM Stereo; MP3 (Multi Dusk); Premium Sound; Navigation System; Parking Sensors; Dual Air Bags; Leather Seats; Hard Top; Alloy Wheels

Reasoning For The Trim Level

I chose this trim level because I thought that it would be very useful considering my 'experience' as a driver. Parking sensors will be very much needed as well as a navigation system because I honestly don't know where I'm going.


(Year Made: 1999 # of miles: City 18/Hwy 23/Combo 20 MPG)

Car Specifications

  • City 18 MPG & Hwy 23 MPG
  • 4-Cyl, VTEC, 2.0 Liter
  • 2 Doors
  • RWD
  • Convertible
  • Max Seating: 2

Safety Features

A standard airbag is provided but, no other safety features are present.


Warranty:

  • Basic- 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Power Train- 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Corrosion/ Rust thru- 5 years

Ratings

Consumer rating: 9.7 out of 10 (This is considerably good because its above average and is close to a rating of 10 out of 10.)


Consumer reviews: I noticed one review where a consumer says the car requires total concentration and focus. I believe that if you're a person who does call or text while driving I highly recommend you do not get this car. If done so, concentration is key or have great insurance because accidents will be in your future.


Expert rating:


Pros and Cons

Pros:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Cons:

-Reliable..................................................................................... -Cramped Interior

-Fast............................................................................................-Poor Engine (Constant fixing)

-Fun to race................................................................................-Loud Engine Noise

Pricing

Fair Market Range: An estimated amount of what a consumer is willing to pay.

($9,536- $13,111)

Fair Purchase Price: A midpoint of the fair market range.

($11,324)

Suggested Retail Price: Representatives of dealers' asking prices.

($12,224)

Red Zone: The red zone falls above the fair market range.

(N/A)

White Zone: The white zone falls below the fair market range.

(N/A)

Comparison

2000 Honda: City 18/Hwy 23/Combo 20 MPG, Corrosion= 5 years, $11, 879


2001 Honda: City 18/Hwy 24/Combo 20 MPG, Corrosion= 5 years, $12, 869


2002 Honda: City 18/Hwy 24/Combo 20 MPG, Corrosion= 5 years w/ unlimited miles, $13, 285



(After researching and trying to figure out the possible option, I realized that they are very similar with one another. However, the two best choices would be 2000 version or the 2002 version. The 2001 version offers the cheapest price and the 2002 version offers a better corrosion warranty as well as a better fuel economy.)