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Re: Honda S2000 better than Z3????? (archive)

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Posted by PM on October 28, 2000 at 13:19:27:

In Reply to: Honda S2000 better than Z3????? posted by Warren on October 28, 2000 at 12:09:18:

The main department where the Z3 suffers is that it's marketed for a broad segment with a softer suspension than the S2000. One boxter owner said that the stock spring rates on the S2k are even stiffer than the sport-tuned boxster suspension. Even the standard boxster as a stiffer setup than the Z3. In fact, if you read Rod Millen's comments in the R&T test, he nails potential improvements to the Mz3 quite accurately given everything that's been said here: upgrade shocks, swaybars first. People here who have upgraded their suspensions to a stiffer setup usually have no complaints about handling at all :-) Of-course, before you do any of that, a few track schools would be in order since even in bone-stock form, the car is much more capable than you are unless you have a lot of track experience already. The last time I was there, I passed a few M3s and boxters in my group (in my 2.8), and could keep up with Porsche 911s. Of-course, everyone was pretty much a novice in the group I was..


I read an article a couple of months ago in Road & Track that the Z3 wasn't as good as Honda's S2000. How could that be??? The Z3 has more torque, same HP, more cylinders, not to mention much better looks (an instant classic if you ask me). Road & Track says its mainly the handleing. How do other Z3 owners feel about that article? Also, does anyone know what it would take (equipment and cost) to bring the Z3 up to par to the S2000? Thanks.

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