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This car is BAD!! (BAD meaning Great!...
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By HondaAdvocate
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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as in BADASS!) I bought this car for my wife as a Christmas gift and she loves it ... the handling is excellent, great power, and best of all it's a 4- cylinder.


Favorite Features

The style, power and the handling.


Suggested Improvements

A better radio.


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No Compromise Performance Machine
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By Helios
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Honda made this car a showcase for its racing and engineering prowess, in the process creating a future classic. Plenty of other reviewers have it right: the S2000 makes few concessions in its quest to put a grin on the driver's face. The money went where it's needed most: drivetrain, chassis, and suspension. I actually like the all- business interior, and the seats are terrific. I've taken long trips with no discomfort. This one's made to be driven hard.


Favorite Features

Screaming VTEC powerplant which is perfectly fine below 6000 RPM unless you're a torque addict. You gather speed very quickly in this car but you don't always feel it.


Suggested Improvements

Honda upgraded the stereo for 2002, but it still needs add-ons to function well with the top down. Digital speedometer washes out in late- afternoon sunlight.


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little things
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By carlover
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Not many miles but some things obvious quickly. Door doesn't open wide enough, makes it hard to get in and out. Several rattles, something I never thought I would say about a Honda. Shift from 1st to 2nd is rough, sometimes almost impossible in the cold. If you get a bumper scratched and need to paint it, good luck, they don't go back on properly again. This is a summer, top down, short drive toy car. Used that way it's a 10. Drive it every day and you may come to hate it.


Favorite Features

Fast, handles like a race car.


Suggested Improvements

make door open wider, better fit and finish, easier to remove and replace bumpers.


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Hardcare sport S2K Great handling....
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By JYC
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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S2K is so balance 50/50, make the handling so well. It definitely so nice to drive around the coast on HWY1 along the coast in CA. The car produces one the best Horsepower/liter. Think about 240HP in a 2 liter engine. Honda is also great for the engineering on the engine as well as the reliability... As long as you take care the car, it will run forever. Don't forget the VTEC power...


Favorite Features

Everything goes on the well are so well on the 2002 model. Great improvement for this year, Rear window is one of the best improvements.


Suggested Improvements

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What a car
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By thunderchicken
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I've been researching a nice sporty car, and this one's the one. After a few months of ownership, what a car. Porsche Boxters are a dime a dozen anymore, this one is a gem.


Favorite Features

Speed, Styling


Suggested Improvements

Upgraded interior for more features (heated seats, better stereo)


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Driving Sensation
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By booty
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Honda is a good car


Favorite Features

The seats are good. Good sound of the car


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Just sweet
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By TurboTrix
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I just bought this car, its nothing short of fun


Favorite Features

The engine and the droped jaws


Suggested Improvements

the radio is horrible.


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Great so far
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By Romano
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Beautiful car. Have recieved more looks and inquirires about this vehicle than any other car I've ever owned


Favorite Features

Styling, handling, mileage (27-28 mpg range)


Suggested Improvements

improve headrests, hardtop option (true coup)


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Hardcore True Sportscar
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By carsrcool
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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If you are wanting to be pampered or looking for luxury, look somewhere else. Want edgy, connected handling, performance, and a unique engine/drivetrain, then this is the car for you. The 6 speed is as precise as anything out there...at any price. And the experience of increasing torque from 6to 9k RPM is unlike anything else you will drive.


Favorite Features

Sports car handling, precise short throw 6 speed shifter, VTEC "fun factor" kicks in at high RPMs, high tech styling, great sound from a stock setup.


Suggested Improvements

For 33K, there should be more bells and whistles, i.e. better stereo that doesn't disappear with the top down, cd changer ; dealer markups and price negotiation major pain. Any way a marketing plan can be put in place to discourage dealers from gouging?


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Hiway 1 California
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By Blueeyes
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I just took possesion of my new 2002 S2000. As if anticipating the arrival of my car, the weather cleared and the sun shined brightly for my first road trip. We drove the car through the Santa Cruz mountains and on Hiway 1 north of Santa Cruz. What a head turner. People of all ages gawked at the car wherever we went. Some open mouthed! Twisting roads? No problem! This car behaves as if chained to the road like a roller coaster. Awesome!!!!!!!! Through the mountain roads, I led a pack of BMW enthusiasts. They tried to keep up but you know!


Favorite Features

The short throw shift and seats that grip and stabalize the pilot. The convertible top, start button, headlights and throaty roar of the engine. This car is sweet and tight as they get. Porche drivers admire and covete this car!


Suggested Improvements

The car could use a tilt steering wheel and electric seat adjustments. I forgive them!


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