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Long-term update: Honda S2000 goes in for service

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The coolest thing about owning a Honda sports car is that it’s a Honda. So it’s relatively cheap to maintain compared to, say, a Porsche Boxster or a BMW Z4, aside from being more reliable. We just took our S2000 in for its first service at the dealer.

The dealer service-centre does not see many S2000s any more. In what could be the ultimate humiliation, the clueless receptionist even wrote down our car as a “City” without seeing what it was.

Being such a low-mileage car, now at 18,100 km, we cannot follow the regular maintenance schedule. What makes matters even more confusing is that it’s already had its “40,000 km” job done a couple of years ago under the previous owner. So based on what the service advisor told us, we went for some sort of mid-level service, where they changed the oil and gave the car a thorough check, we hope. We also asked for synthetic oil, because we didn’t want to run to the dealer every few months.

The work was done in less than 6 hours, and we picked up the car again on the same day. They noted that we need a new battery and wipers, which we elected to do later. The final bill was for Dhs 740.

Original Mileage When Bought: 14,900 km
Latest Mileage To Date: 18,100 km
Latest Average Fuel Economy: 13.8 litres/100 km
Cost of Latest Problems: Dhs 0
Cost of Latest Maintenance: Dhs 740

Total Non-Fuel Running Cost Since Bought: Dhs 740

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