Can't sell it now, prices are actually coming up with the hint of a new S2000 to be made to compliment the new NSX. Cracking 60 though, I would like more comfort, for you can tell when you roll over a quarter if it is head or tails, but just going to put up with it, maybe some softer tires for the next 10K miles (all they last with normal driving). Have two tops that give the car a different look, a Carbon Fiber Mugen top and Carbon Fiber Siebon fast back, both tops have people always asking me "who makes that". Took some special engineering how to get the fastback top on with keeping the soft top recoiled, but several months a few speciality shops we got it done without taking anything away from the original look if wanted. Repairs, never really had any besides time maintenance since mileage maintenance doesn't apply. Thought about a Porsche Cayman, Audi TT when buying, glad I went with the S2000. Got a cult following now and resales on eBay or in the mid to upper twenties for cars maintained and low mileage like mine, where the competition is about 10K for those cars. Oil changes are cheap, under $30 bucks at the dealer, my buddy pays about $125 for his convertible Cayman. Both are great small sports car drivers though.
I bought my 2001 S2000 with 5K miles on it. It was too impractical for the previous owner. Since I only drive it to work and back, practicality is not an issue. In fact, the S2000 makes my 30-45 minute commute fun, everyday except when it's snowing. Acceleration is awesome, top goes up and down in seconds (important for the surprise thunderstorm), handling is superb. The interior is quite cramped, and not recommended for someone 6 feet or taller. I'm 5'10" and fit fine, although getting in and out with the top up requires some agility. The stock stereo system in poor, and if you upgrade you lose the remote control functions on the dash. So I just upgraded the speakers.
My S is a little different than most. Having 320 hp really extends the enjoyment of the S. While there's still a lack of low end torque, there are few cars out there that can compete with the fun of an S2000 over 4,000 RPM. It can't be compared to other sports cars. It must be viewed in terms of a livable go kart. It's that responsive. The shifter is a particular joy. Few manuals can be maneuvered with the flick of your wrist like the S can.
This car is precisely in spirit of what Ferdinand Porsche had in mind when he designed the 911. Unfortunately German manufactures turned to more profitable manufacturing schemes and lost the true passion of a sports car. This car is 100% designed for drivers who are passionate about driving and wouldn't use navigation even if it was a free option. Many owners complain about low end power, although I agree with Honda's design of this engine completely. People that just want a car to look good in and occasionally drive moderately hard should buy a boxer. Very true this car rides hard and is loud but that is because it isn't over engineered for people who really don't like driving to begin with