Not at all. The reason I sold my s2k initially was because I needed a hard top as I was going to park the car at the station, however I found out that the fuel consumption is really good on the ep3 as well so now I drive to work. The ep3 has enough power and I've always liked the look of an ep3 and wanted something new to excite me again.
actually im in the market for an s2k mainly, but they are proving almost impossible to find (not totalled/trashed/20"chromies/over-priced). and i am considering getting an ep3r, fn2r, or dc5r/s as a means of learning how to drive manual properly before i take on a RWD manual without a long history of manual experience (dont really want to end up in a pole or upside down as many have)
Thats flawed thinking. With some years of experience you can drive a FWD or AWD car balls out quite easily and not get into trouble - try that in a RWD car with the same HP and you are likely to end up heading up the road sideways and backwards. Ive had Hondas for over 10 years as my daily drive cars (Modified Mazda RX3 and RX7's my fun cars) and in a FWD car in the dry you can easily get away with stupid stuff like pegging it around roundabouts and corners at 60-70km while the tyres are screaming and trying to climb off the wheels, if you even attempted to do that in a RWD car you would just spin out unless you knew exactly what you were doing and had enough HP for a controlled slide/drift.
A lower powered RWD car would be a far better learning step, either that or some control of the right foot.
2002 - Honda Civic Type R
1973 - Mazda RX3 Coupe"rotor for life"