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2003 Honda S2000 Convertible

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A Street Legal Go-Kart
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By Stooook Guy
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2003 Honda S2000 Convertible 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

The S2000 is an amazingly fun car to drive, not to many cars can compare to the amount of fun that the s2000 can provide. the seats that hug you in all the right places, a suspension that will get you around corners like you never thought possible and an engine that spins to 9000 rpms an its a convertible. its not the most comfortable or quiet ride, at 75mph at 4k rpms with top up, it seems like your going faster than you really are. down low in the rpm range it seems like a civic which can be annoying, but get into vtec around 6k rpms an it feels like your driving an F1 car. the steering feels light an quick an it feels like a go-kart, quick, agile, an light. an amazing car!


Favorite Features

Drop top, transmission one of the best in the bussines, suspension that handles like you never thought possible, digital cluster makes for easy an quick reading, seats that hug in the right spots, the feel of the steering, the design of the cockpit makes you feel like it was designed just for you.


Suggested Improvements

more low end torque, acclerates like a civic unless you downshift, makes coming out of sharp tight corners difficult unless your above 5k rpm, steering is somewhat numb.


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Excellent Roadster
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By alangc
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2003 Honda S2000 Convertible 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This car is for those who like to drive performance cars. It is not a weekend roadster or a commuter car. It is built for one purpose only and that is for cornering and high speed.


Favorite Features

Looks and power.


Suggested Improvements

Build a newer more civilized version.


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The Purest Sports Car of All!
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By FluByU
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2003 Honda S2000 Convertible 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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After wanting this car for two years, I finally got behind the wheel of one. The throttle is more responsive than any other car on the road and the steering is point-and-shoot! An absolute blast to drive with an amazing 6-speed. Forget the fluff, this car has the bare minimum and manages to have a greater "wow" factor behind the wheel than any other. The 9000 RPM redline is unbelievable! You must experience it to understand it. Stick to the 2003 and older--the redline is higher and the suspension tighter--it stays true to the purpose of such a pure sports car.


Favorite Features

9000 RPM redline, slick 6-speed, throttle response and the handling is "spot-on"


Suggested Improvements

None.


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Fun-Factor
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By rich
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2003 Honda S2000 Convertible 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This car is an absolute pleasure to drive everyday. The handling is razor- sharp and predictable. The engine is great, not a lot of torque but the gearing is great so its not as noticeable. I personally think it is a very comfortable ride. I've driven tuned s13's and supra's and this car is every bit as fun. If you're looking for balance this is the car to own. Almost perfect from the factory, and the car is absolutely beautiful.


Favorite Features

Handling! Engine is excellent. Looks incredible. Offers endless feedback to the driver


Suggested Improvements

a little better gas mileage. Don't agree with everyone on the the torque issue b/c I really like the power band of the car


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A real sports car!
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By 9000lover
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2003 Honda S2000 Convertible 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I went to market to buy a real sports car. I test drove Porche, Audi, BMW, Lotus, Fiat and Mercedes. I was set to buy a Boxter when our Motoring writer for the newspaper I manage said to me "have you tested a S2000"? I tried one and was hooked. I guess everyone has a different take on what makes a great roadster but the S2000 ticked all the boxes compared to the others. Amazing engine and transmission was a great start nothing else compared to the driving experiance here. The handling is good but will catch inexperianced drivers out who push it to the limits compared to the Porsche which was idiot proof in this area. Overall though the combination of drive, reliability and sheer fun wins!


Favorite Features

Shift Engine Brakes...fantastic Roof Simplicity Vtech thrill Handling


Suggested Improvements

More staorage in the cabin would be helpful on the longer trips!


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