I went looking for a sports car in
2000. Drove the new Lexus, Audi GT and
Boxter first. Then drove the S2000.
Loved every second driving it. Fast, go-
kart handling and dependable! I live
50% of my time in England. I went and
found a 1999 Red S2000 with 1500 mi's
on it (little old lady thought it was
too hot for her...sat in her garage).
The backroads of England were made to
be driven by this car. What a blast! 3
years on with two S2000's (for the
price of one Porsche)and not one
HANDLING! Leave it at 5000 rpm and hit
the gas and you won't be sorry.
Honda's done them all in later models.
A second hand one is stupidly cheap. go
Great ride and just fun to drive. This
car demands to be driven, no taking you
eye off the road or gearshifter. I
also own an old 911 and this is the
closest thing I've found to driving it.
Wish it had a little more power at the
line, which I belive the 2004 2.2 liter
is suppose to address. I'm also in the
process of upgrading the stereo
speakers to produce more fullness of
sound (2000 year only had door speakers
which are partially blocked ny your
Love the fingertip controls for stereo
and AC near the stearing wheel. I'm a
large person (5'11'' @ 250 lbs) and
still find the sitting conditions
comfortable - even on long trips.
Better low-end power (2004 2.2 liter
Better sound (2003 and later include a
Smoother shifting (later models improve
2nd and 3rd gear transitions)
Dingy rear window (2002 and up added
glass rear window)
The car is great. It's fast. It's
simple. It's reliable. The more I
drive it, the more I appreciate it, and
the more I admire Honda for building
such well thought-out products. A well
cared for used S2000 is a great car.
Handling - it stops, goes and corners
like a champ. Radio controls mounted
on the left side of the steering wheel
are very simple to use, and the radio
cover is closed all the time. The
transmission is great and the shifter
is in the perfect position.
Any suggestions I would have for this
car have been addressed by Honda. They
now have a more powerful stereo with
tweeters mounted high on the doors.
They have added a glass rear window to
replace the original plastic window.
And in '04 they added more torque to
This car broke in well at 15,000 miles.
I call it "Songbird" for it's sound.
The more I drive it the more I like it.
Do not be afraid to biy one with some
miles on it. Don't listen to the
naysayers just drive it.
I love the high rev engine and the
songit makes. Gearshifting is a dream
though it takes a little getting used
to andrequired break in. Handling and
braking is top notch.
I wish there was some way to eliminate
rear tire wear from 6 to 9 thou shifts.