By s2000 owner on
2002 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
Very fun car to drive. Gets looks/compliments everywhere you go. People don't expect it to be a Honda, and tend to think it's a lot more expensive than it really is. Interior is a little cramped, but goes along with the territory of owning a 2-seater. Otherwise, the gauges/controls are very driver oriented. Light-weight / RWD / lack of traction control can get a little scary in the rain. Suspension is pretty stiff and not too comfortable. A true enthusiast's car, Honda did well on this one. I'd absolutely adore it if it were my weekend car, but since it's a daily driver, the stiff suspension and lack of traction control and torque can get annoying. performance - yes. Practicality - no.
HID headlights and push button start add a nice touch. An undeniably good-looking car. Great handling. Shifter feels great, very precise short throws. Reliable, relatively inexpensive maintenance. Extremely fun to drive.
Lack of traction control on wet roads can be very scary. No torque, at all. powerband is not very practical for daily driving, i.e. your car only feels fast above 5,000 RPMs. Suspension is not the most comfortable, but I can't really complain.