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Replacing the 180? #232499
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Still got the 180, but when it sells, what do I replace it with think

Had a few ideas running through my head, and Ive got the "wind in your hair" thoughs again. So ideally, It needs to be a 2 seater drop top, something thats designed to be a convertable, not a convertable version of a hard top car as they never handle as well....

Needs to be RWD, and N/A - no turbos!

Initially I thought about an MX-5 that had been played with, found this one on Throttle bodies, but now Im not sure it has enough power for me....

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My next port of call was something right at the other end of the scale, a BMW Z3M...

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320bhp, loads of torque, but the thing that put me off was running / servicing costs, also, I dont think they look too pretty with the roof up.... think

So, we get to the hot favorite....

A Honda S2000....

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Tbh I think Ive already made my mind up with the S2k - Top gears sports car of the year for a few years running IIRC.

Any comments welcomed though grin




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Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac] #232503
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S2000! nuf said


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Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac] #232505
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nice! lol

always liked the s2000 and looks wise i would choose it over the other 2 any day - but i aint got a clue when it comes to performance etc tho

Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: Davey_Martin] #232507
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I've driven the MX5 & S2000 on track & they both handle beautifully.


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Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac] #232508
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Originally Posted by StuyMac


and Ive got the "wind in your hair" thoughs again.


Stu......... WHAT HAIR!!!!!!! raftl


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Why sell the 180, if you want to replace it with something that has power in the 300bhp range lol? I get the feeling you may sell the 180 and regret it because you may get something else and just simply miss the power from it.

Out of them though, it would have to be a 2000 no question about it mate.

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I want to replace the 180 with something thats more usable.

True, the 180 is awsome to drive - on an open road. Round town its a bit of a pain, snatchy clutch, lumpy at low revs due to the injectors and cams.

So, I want something non turbo'd that is more driver friendly and with a soft top, sure, Ill miss the 180s power, but I wont miss driving it in town, the constant threat of losing your license every time you push the throttle, and the temptation to put your foot down in the wet / damp....


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Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac] #232518
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Originally Posted by StuyMac
I want to replace the 180 with something thats more usable.

True, the 180 is awsome to drive - on an open road. Round town its a bit of a pain, snatchy clutch, lumpy at low revs due to the injectors and cams.

So, I want something non turbo'd that is more driver friendly and with a soft top, sure, Ill miss the 180s power, but I wont miss driving it in town, the constant threat of losing your license every time you push the throttle, and the temptation to put your foot down in the wet / damp....

I thought that was what the beemer would be for haha... I get what ye mean though matey!

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The beemer is for Towing and generally being practical - ie carrying shopping or more than 2 people lol


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Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac] #232532
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s2k easy.


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Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: BMW Joe] #232533
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The only thing I dont like on the Honda is the dash! I hate digital dash's - Id much rather have a nice analogue clock set.... frown

However, a lot of the reviews Ive read say the same, and its personal preference if you like it or not, though the reviews do say it well worth putting up with smile


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is there no way of converting it?


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Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: BMW Joe] #232540
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If you could be bothered you could fit an aftermarket unit like a "Stack" system, but I dont think an other Honda clocks will go in there...

This is the clock set..

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Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac] #232558
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Honda is great car but gutless under 5k revs...so not a barrel of laughs round town unless you cane it everywhere. What about a Z4??

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