For $79k, Would You Get This Rare Honda S2000 CR Or A 1995 Acura NSX?

If you had to choose between buying a used Honda S2000 CR or a used Acura NSX, which would you get?

It’s a tough decision and, at the time of writing, there’s both an S2000 CR and 1995 NSX for sale in California with very similar asking prices. Choosing between the two is like picking your favorite child or favorite pet.

Starting with the S2000 CR in question on eBay, it is a 2008 model with the ‘CR’ standing for ‘Club Racer’. The Japanese marque built just 59 examples with the optional air conditioning and radio delete package. Of those 59, just 21 are finished in Apex Blue Pearl like this one.

Sales of the car were restricted to the U.S. and compared to a standard S2000, the CR is roughly 100 lbs (45 kg) lighter and comes complete with stiffened springs, dampers, and sway bars. Additionally, it includes a revised bodykit, less restrictive exhaust mufflers, steering rack stiffeners, Bridgestone RE070 tires, and a host of unique interior parts, including suede-like surfaces, carbon fiber accents and yellow stitching.

Like other AP2-generation S2000s, the CR has a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder with 237 hp (240 PS). The car for sale has just 3985 miles (6413 km) under its belt and a ‘Buy it now’ price of $79,995.

As for the NSX in question, it is a 1995 model and shows 18,900 miles (30,416) on the odo. The car is painted red, appears to be in excellent visual and mechanical condition and is powered by a 3.0-liter naturally-aspirated V6 that’s widely considered one of the best ever created by the Japanese marque.

It is actually a little cheaper than the S2000 CR, with a ‘Buy it now’ price of $74,999. So, which one would you go for?

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  • Wandering_Spirit

    I love S2000s but its correct price is half of that. AT BEST. I have mentioned many times this mania of selling relatively common models for rarities is a feature of our times that has no corroboration in logics. I could understand if it was an exotic built in very limited numbers. But these are sub-exotics built in relatively huge numbers. So no.

    • Richie Greene

      Agreed, smart comment!

    • Mr. EP9

      You do realize there was only 59 S2000 CR’s built, right?

    • needthecoffee

      Logic? You’ll drive yourself mad trying to make sense of people’s passions that don’t match your own. Especially as younger generations enter into the fray of the collector.

      • Wandering_Spirit

        Discernible car lovers don’t throw money away. At least i have never seen anyone into classics or restoration or exotics making irrational choices based on that fact that they just like a car. Maybe a younger, unexperienced buyer might…but it’s a one off in his life. As soon as he realizes he’s been ripped off out of his emotional reaction to the car, the next time he’ll be more sighted in his deals.
        In my case, with that money there is a decent amount of good cars you get new or semi-new with money spared to do else. At half the price is, instead, a reasonable bargain…that is if you really like it. BTW, you get one in Taiwan (where they are considered real exotics as well) for much less (in the 45, 50ks). At that price you get a Porsche and a number of other interesting cars. With 1.5 millions you’re in the range for a lot of stuff. Same in Italy and other parts of Southern Europe. Out of curiosity, this is the most expensive one i managed to find. all the others were within 30k Euros, with most below 20k. Yes, it’s not a CR (only sold in the US). I can turn it into one with less than 10k Euros, interiors included…that is provided i really want to.

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  • ErnieB

    Nsx

  • Ary Wisesa

    NSX all the way. S2000 should command only 30rb at most.

  • Billy Lthr

    lol 79k yea I dont think so, maybe 10k for the S2000 and 13k for the NSX

    • aaronstheking

      U obviously dont know the market for these cars…

    • Trackhacker

      Lmao…get out if here.

    • Chatman

      Yeah… GTFOH! It would appear you know nothing about either car!

    • Carlos Gamarra

      that’s pretty dumb of you

  • Honda NSX-R

    Well, I don’t have to say my answer do I?

    • Bash

      Gold.

  • zbaziz

    NSX, ofcourse

  • Callanish

    The NSX without a moment’s hesitation.

  • ace_9

    I like the look of S2000 more and it seems to be in very good condition. But I would not buy neither of them. New MX-5 is much cheaper and I would not be afraid to drive it.

  • Bash

    Tough one. But I’m gonna settle with the NSX.

  • max weber

    Nsx

  • JDonn

    I love S2000s but its correct price is half of that. AT BEST. I have mentioned many times this mania of selling relatively common models for rarities is a feature of our times that has no corroboration in logics. I could understand if it was an exotic built in very limited numbers. But these are sub-exotics built in relatively huge numbers

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  • Mr. EP9

    I’m going with S2000 CR as it’s much harder to come by than a NSX.

  • Blade t

    I would go with the cr, much more rare..

  • Paola Sanchez

    I think for Honda the:
    NSX = pinnacle of chassis engineering
    S2000 = engine power/displacement record holder

    In person the NSX gets all the attention and has supercar looks. In my eyes the car to have but the S2000 is a close second.

  • Korey Miller

    The AP2 and CR models have a 2.2l F22c. Not a 2.0l.

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