I just traded in an '06 base Corvette on an S2000. I thought I might miss the 'Vette, but after almost 2,000 miles on the little drop-top I can honestly say that I'm thrilled with my decision. The Honda feels like it is glued to the road; handling is incredible, much better than the Corvette. The S2000 isn't as fast as the Chevy. But, it's quicker than my 350hp 2005 Daytona Charger RT was, and faster than a base Boxster. Push hard through a curve and the little Honda simply begs for more...and the F1 bark of the engine at 6k+ RPM is a hoot! Fit and finish are impeccable. There's no downside to the S2000 if one uses it for what it was designed, a true, absolutely uncompromising, sports car
Engine note over 6k RPM, handling!!!, and the absence of wind rumble with the top down and windows up. Occupants are comfortable top-down, windows up, at 55 degrees, mid-heat setting with fan off.
How 'bout putting the 2.4 RDX turbo in future models. Yikes, a 'Vette and Boxster S eater for $39,000!?!