This is my 2nd S2000 and it's just as reliable as my first. (It was a 2002) I drive it hard every day and it's still as tight as ever. The super quick steering (13.8:1) and driving position along with the best transmission feel in any manual production car make this quite the impressive ride. Under 6000 RPM it's perfectly fine around town and to get the acceleration you just need to use the delicious transmission. Every thing is tightly screwed together, the top never leaks, the car feels very stiff, especially for a convertible. Brake pedal feel is firm and the stopping distances are excellent. This car doesn't need VSA: it's called your right foot and steering wheel!
Quick and firm steering, transmission feel, driving position, reliability, acceleration, braking, tossable like no other, engine noise with a CAI, low 2800 pound curb weight.
Gas mileage is very average even for a 240 HP car, steering could have more feel, engine noise in stock form is too quiet.