Honda's race car for the road
By sparcs on
2006 Honda S2000 2dr Convertible (2.2L 4cyl 6M)
Absolutely SUPERB! Light weight; more than enough power - VTEC, gotta love it!; super 6 speed gearbox (rowing thru the gears - great stuff, especially in VTEC mode!); excellent throttle response and control; precise, quick steering; cornering grip is awe inspiring; excellent brakes!; stiff chassis with a superbly tuned suspension; engine/exhaust sound is addictive. No doubt, this is Honda's race car for the road. Truly, a great, fun sports car, embodying the idea of the sports car from years gone past with today's engineering. With less than 10,000 hand built S2000s a year, buy another Honda car just to thank Honda for making the S2000. I did! One does need to break trips into hourly stages, to get out and stretch. And to grin the S2000 grin.
The experience of driving this car on a twisty, undulating country lane with the top down with the wind and the engine intake and exhuast notes telling you this is something extraordinary. And after 4400 miles, I'm astonished I'm getting ~30 MPG. For me, the controls fall to my hands very nicely!
Nothing really! This is a very good sports car, and wishing it had an automatic or a more supple suspension, this car is not for you.