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Base 2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual - (136 reviews )

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The Cars I Missed Buying Rolled Into One
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By Crabby Guy
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Vehicle

2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

It's just not possible to go 100
feet in my S2000 without breaking into
an ear-to-ear grin that lasts for hours
after leaving the car.
This is truly, by design, a racing
car. The S2000 does not really handle
like a car--it's somewhere between a go-
cart and a motorcyle. The engine is
perfectly satisfactory up to 5000 RPM
for driving in even stop-and-go
traffic. From 5000 to red line at
9000, you go into warp drive.
I missed buying a Porsche Speedster
and a 356SC, I turned down a great deal
on a 289 Cobra, and I passed on a Lotus
Super 7. They are all in the S2000
with the reliability of a Honda. I
will keep this car for the rest of my
life.


Best Features

Appearance, Ricarro seats, Momo steering wheel, perfectly neutral handling, superb turn-in, a motor that is the most remarkable mechanical creation I have ever experienced.


Worst Features

A tad more storage in the interior would be handy.


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FTD buddy.
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By MikeWsBlueS2K
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This is an agile DRIVING MACHINE. It
can't simply be called a sports car.
It's no drag racer, but in all other
aspects it excells. It is a great
autocross car (7 of the top 10 B-stock
cars in 2002 were S's). It should do
well in all types of hard driving. I am
a bit scared in the rain. The
Bridgestone S0-2's are very soft and
great on dry roads, but they have no
center rain channel and tend to
hydroplane. In Florida that is a big
deal.


Best Features

F-1 inspired cockpit


Worst Features

One touch roof operation, bigger wheels and brakes, and a serious stereo.


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Fab Car
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By Blackdragon
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Bought this in January and love it to
death. Amazing control and performance -
looks fantastic too.

Has been driven daily and still gives
me a smile each time I hit vtec


Best Features

Reving at 9000rpm - fantastic feeling


Worst Features

Paint and windscreen seem quite soft - stone chips can be a problem.


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Nine months later...
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By FFSkip
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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

What started out as a weekend/good
weather-only vehicle has now developed
into "I-gotta-drive-it-every-chance-I-
get" kinda car!!! Now, I crave that
distinct 6500-9000 VTEC range. Tires
go relatively quickly, but these and
the car make amateurs like me look
like F1 drivers. And if you spend a
fair amount of time in VTEC, you'll be
adding oil. That's a small price to
pay, IMO. Then there's the whole "What-
kind-of-car-is-that?" thing that makes
you feel even better about your
purchase. You will get over some
people asking if it's a Miata, because
some will think it's a Boxster. Both
are wrong AND you can take both!


Best Features

"What kind of car is that?" Amazing handling. Convertible. Other S2000 owners(www.s2ki.com). Relatively unknown vs. Z3/4, Miata, Boxster. Reliability that doesn't sacrifice power.


Worst Features

Considering what the car is designed for, not a whole needs to be changed. Maybe the Modulo version available stateside would be nice(even better handling!).


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Love this car
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By ksm1998
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Vehicle

2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This car is so much fun to drive. I
have driven and owned many cars and for
the money, this car cannot be beat.
Even below 6000 rpm the car is quick,
but hit 6000 and you FLY. Drives like
it is on rails and very comfortable (I
am 6'1").


Best Features

Sweet 6-speed. Formula 1 sound.


Worst Features

Sub behind front seat, otherwise perfect.


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