Should i keep my S2000 or - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 53 Old 08-17-2009, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Squid
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbia, IL
Posts: 39
Posting Frequency
 
Should i keep my S2000 or

What do you guys think, should I keep my prestine 2006 S2000 with only 15K miles on it or should I get a 2009 Shelby gt500. I love the power and torque of the gt500, but I love the handling of my S. I also thought about a bmw 135i, but I don't know.

2007 ZX-10r
2006 Pontiac GTO (cammed/tuned)
2009 Infiniti g37x
1996 4Runner (beater)
Litfuse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 53 Old 08-17-2009, 07:00 PM
GP Star
 
jblaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: My house
Posts: 2,342
Posting Frequency
Images: 14
    
Quote:
Originally Posted by Litfuse View Post
What do you guys think, should I keep my prestine 2006 S2000 with only 15K miles on it or should I get a 2009 Shelby gt500. I love the power and torque of the gt500, but I love the handling of my S. I also thought about a bmw 135i, but I don't know.
I'm a BMW guy so I would have to say at least get the 335i because it's more in the class of the mustang and s2000 than the 135i would be. But if you're used to cramp areas I guess the 135i would fit you well.

http://pic19.picturetrail.com/VOL1085/3891346/21968035/368184613.jpg
jblaze is offline  
post #3 of 53 Old 08-17-2009, 07:01 PM
WSB Rider
 
sladkixxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clearwater,FL
Posts: 658
Posting Frequency
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Litfuse View Post
What do you guys think, should I keep my prestine 2006 S2000 with only 15K miles on it or should I get a 2009 Shelby gt500. I love the power and torque of the gt500, but I love the handling of my S. I also thought about a bmw 135i, but I don't know.
Well shelby is a nice car, and it handles pretty good too, but I dont appreciate their interior cuz It looks very crappy and doesnt have 'quality" feel. I would go and test drive the 370z or g37, these two have some power and hanle well too, plus they cost much cheaper than a shelby. But If you only want to chose from those three, I would get a Shlby ofcourse cuz It has some power

"just pull in the clutch and rev it up to 5 grand and let out the clutch, it will be like yut ughh and come right up."
sladkixxx is offline  
post #4 of 53 Old 08-17-2009, 07:16 PM
GP Star
 
flthy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Somerset WI
Posts: 2,970
Posting Frequency
Images: 2
         
I don't know, 540 hp and 510 ft lbs of torque kind of speaks for itself. I'd take the mustang.

flthy1 is offline  
post #5 of 53 Old 08-17-2009, 07:45 PM
Cross-Eyed Cat
 
Ki_Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Diego, CA.
Posts: 339
Posting Frequency
Images: 22
 
get the new camaro!

the bike is gone...but the memories remain...
Ki_Power is offline  
post #6 of 53 Old 08-17-2009, 08:12 PM
WSB Rider
 
sladkixxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clearwater,FL
Posts: 658
Posting Frequency
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ki_Power View Post
get the new camaro!
the new camaro is junk, watch the review they are coparing it with mustang GT, it really dissapointed me

"just pull in the clutch and rev it up to 5 grand and let out the clutch, it will be like yut ughh and come right up."
sladkixxx is offline  
post #7 of 53 Old 08-17-2009, 08:14 PM
WSB Rider
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 514
Posting Frequency
 
135 same engine as the 335 weigh about the same just alil smaller both maintenace free for 4yrs, cant go wrong with that and then you can just donate the s2k to me!
zxmiker is offline  
post #8 of 53 Old 08-17-2009, 08:14 PM
GP Star
 
nickalltogether's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 2,137
Posting Frequency
    
I like AP1 S2000's... not so much a fan of AP2's. Might as well get the GT500, you can gain 100whp for about $1200 at my work.

2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R-Black
Clear Alternatives Tail Light
2005 Honda F4i-Red
Commuter stuff
2003 Yamaha Zuma-Fairy Silver
TPT 70cc Kit, Leo Vince ZX Exhaust, Malossi Delta Clutch, Scott's Damper Sticker
nickalltogether is offline  
post #9 of 53 Old 08-17-2009, 08:27 PM
WSB Rider
 
sladkixxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clearwater,FL
Posts: 658
Posting Frequency
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickalltogether View Post
I like AP1 S2000's... not so much a fan of AP2's. Might as well get the GT500, you can gain 100whp for about $1200 at my work.
thats an option too

"just pull in the clutch and rev it up to 5 grand and let out the clutch, it will be like yut ughh and come right up."
sladkixxx is offline  
post #10 of 53 Old 08-17-2009, 08:38 PM
GP Rider
 
Rspec99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Great White North
Posts: 1,634
Posting Frequency
Images: 11
      
My vote would be for the 135i if given those choices. In fact it would be the only choice of those cars. The inline 6 in the 135i/335i is very tunable, and tough motor. The 135i also has the 6-pot fixed calipers, not found on the 335i. It's really a poor man's M3. I appreciate the power of the pony cars, but I'm less excited about pure speed in cars after experiencing the might of the ZX-10R. Even the fastest non-exotic (ie: not hypercars like the Veyron, etc.) stock cars pale in comparison.

I remember having a previous gen M3 (333hp) race me, unbeknownst to me, on my gen 1 ZX-10R. I remember just remembering hearing this mechanical roar and looking over at him as he squeals the tires on the 1-2 upshift. I merely just whiff the throttle on the 10R, and the M3 is instantly 3-4 car lengths behind and sniffing my Kawi's uncatalyzed exhaust.

I have an '00 S2000 that I may never sell. I used to test cars professionally, and very few cars this side of a Lotus Elise can match the S2000's level of driver involvement. The AP2's are excellent as well, but they did make it a lot softer and much more driver friendly in comparison. The first AP1's have a nasty habit of drop throttle oversteer, and pretty twitchy in less than ideal conditions. As a result, many AP1 drivers found themselves spinning into a hedge. Yes, there are many faster cars out there (including the one you listed) that would best an S2K in a straight line speed contest, but I get my acceleration fixes from my 10 and not my S2000. The sound of the S2000 from 6,000 to 9,000 rpm is awesome, and because it's "slow" I can do it without getting an instant "go-to'jail" card from the popo should they see me doing it.
Rspec99 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki ZX-10R.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome