Every time I drive my 2003 Honda S2000 it puts a huge smile on my face. This car is just awesome. If I have a bad day, all it takes is to drive a few miles and just marvel at the F20C engine as it revs its way up. Once 6,000 RPM’s hit, its VTEC time, yo! And the F20C still has 3,000 RPM’s left to go.
Impressive! After all, this is F1 DNA shit; this technology hails from the glory days of McLaren/Honda and Ayrton Senna. It took none other than the boys from Maranello to build an engine that would produce more horsepower per liter than the F20C.
But I digress “big league” as a certain trained monkey would say (and for the record, the other trained monkey isn’t worth a crap either). What I really wanted to share today is a nifty trick I found. The one thing I don’t like to do in my S2000 is drive with the top down and have my wallet and iPhone in plain view on the passenger seat. What to do?
One answer is use the storage compartment between the seats. Fair enough, the lid has a lock and key but it is awkward to use. I want something more convenient. After some research on eBay, my gamble paid off: as shown in today’s featured image I bought a center console storage tray for a 2010-2014 Mazda 3 or 6.
Soon after I acquired my S2000, I bought a pair of extended length floor mats. These mats are longer and cover the reinforcement beam in the floor of the S2000 protecting the factory carpet. One drawback is the colour is a little off, but who cares? I rather protect the carpet from wear and tear.
As you can see, the little tray fits perfectly…
As you can see in this picture, the tray fits just perfectly between the reinforcement beam and the seat frame pad. This little tray will now prevent my wallet and iPhone from sliding under the seat. Added benefit is this all fits under the carpet mat and is within easy reach.
I need to get some stick-on Velcro on the back of the tray and that will lock it down for good to the factory carpet. But overall I think it is going to work just fine. Oh and the part was about $14 on eBay. I think this is a keeper!