Have only owned the roadster for a week but have researched for years being an enthusiast of this gem. Why pay $20- $30,000 more for a name like Porsche or Bimmer when you only get the cache' and moreover, major league repair costs. Driving behavior was better than expected with the point and squirt steering which is as predictable as you will find. Power is as well better than expected. The torque at lower RPM in V 2.2 was desperately needed and now that has been addressed. 8 model years and still going strong. Not many cars are produced this long and still sell like hot cakes. CR version would likely be my next car.
Gawkers! Not many S2K's around here so it definitely does garner lots of attention. Gearbox is silky smooth and acceleration is excellent. The aluminum hood is as light as a feather. The driver's controls are all inches away from the steering wheel. This is a 2 seater Go-Kart with a livable chassis.
The stereo is a complete joke for a $58,000 Ca. car. If the top is down you might as well turn it off on the highways. Cup holders? This has cup holder? No they aren't Honda, nice try though. You have no shifting privileges if you drink and drive, if you own one you know what I mean!