I traded an '01 MR2 for the Honda S2000 after a test drive. In september 2004, I ran from hurricane Ivan, my first chance to drive the S2000 the distance between Fort Walton Beach Florida and Harrison Arkansas. I made the trip straight through in 20 hours stopping only for fuel, food and coffee; lots of coffee. Highway 65, between Little Rock AR and Springfield MO, has all the Ozark mountain twisties anyone would ever want. The S2000 swooped and sang through the old highway's curves at more than twice the posted limits and did it well enough to make this smilng sexagenarian glad I owned an S2000.
The S2000's ample trunk space, steering wheel mounted cruise controls, short throw gear shift; high reving, turbine smooth power delivery and road handling that makes me smile.