My everyday driver is a Subaru Forester XT with stick shift, and would be hard to beat. Wanted a hi-revving, quick-handling Japanese bike for casual fun, but a bum knee precluded that. Figured adding 4 wheels and weather protection for rainy Portland couldn't hurt. Shopped Boxters, Z4s, TTs & Miatas, but they're all too effete. S2000 is the real deal... simply beautiful, with clean, taut lines; thrilling power when you turn up the revs, with matching sound track; impeccable handling; modest weight; smooth, powerful brakes; great perforated-leather seats; driver-centric instrumentation, Honda's famous quality and reliability. Track-ready. No options to buy... it's all standard equipment.
Looks, power, handling, steering, gearbox, ride, quality. Uncommon. No poseur! It's a Honda!
1) More interior storage. 2) Improved cover for lowered top. 3) Make 6th gear taller, for fuel economy. 4) Add oil pressure gauge.