I have owned several Zs and have driven
practically every other kind of sports
car while making up my mind what to
buy. My decision was based upon the
pure visceral enjoyment of speed and
the ability to control it.
Looks are incredible and the handling
is like no other.
It was time to replace our modified '63
Alfa Spider show car/club racer I'd
owned since new--an Italian classic. We
drove a few possibilities and then, the
latest iteration of the S2000. Simply
put, the Honda is the new classic--an
agressively quick, superb handling,
extremely handsome, fun to drive, all-
out performance tourer that others can
only hope to equal anywhere near the
price. I've driven and raced many cars
over the years, some costing
substantially more, but have never been
so enamored of a vehicle that offers so
much for such a modest sum. An
absolutely stunning package and a new
Incredible engine, terrific gearbox,
superb handling, exquisite styling, a
fine assortment of amenities--the
Lower door sills (chassis stiffness
would suffer), higher performance
tires, finer adjustments on driver's
seat or adjustable pedals, larger gas
I test drove an S2000 yesterday after
having driven a couple of 350Z's.
Overall the S2000 feels like a much
better quality car, but the 350Z as an
intoxicating torque that pushes you
back no matter what gear you are in.
In the S2000 you'd have to drop a gear
or two and nail the rpm's to get the
Honda should put a 3.0 liter inline
six in the S2000. Nothing could touch
I literally drove everything for over a
year; MB slk; 911; boxster; bmw z4; z3;
350; rx8; crossfire.
none were bad or performed poorly; none
also (except the 911 and z4) were
exceptional; until I drove the s2000.
What a rocket! What fun! Totally
dedicated to the driver and does not
cater to anything or anyone else.
Everything at your fingertips (or your
foot!) and by far the most fun to drive
in any situation; mundane to the
Build quality is superb; rock solid;
rival to the z4.
best decision I have made; and all for
power; ride; quality; price.
?more space behind seats? if possible.
temp gauge on inside.