It's just not possible to go 100
feet in my S2000 without breaking into
an ear-to-ear grin that lasts for hours
after leaving the car.
This is truly, by design, a racing
car. The S2000 does not really handle
like a car--it's somewhere between a go-
cart and a motorcyle. The engine is
perfectly satisfactory up to 5000 RPM
for driving in even stop-and-go
traffic. From 5000 to red line at
9000, you go into warp drive.
I missed buying a Porsche Speedster
and a 356SC, I turned down a great deal
on a 289 Cobra, and I passed on a Lotus
Super 7. They are all in the S2000
with the reliability of a Honda. I
will keep this car for the rest of my
Appearance, Ricarro seats, Momo
steering wheel, perfectly neutral
handling, superb turn-in, a motor that
is the most remarkable mechanical
creation I have ever experienced.
A tad more storage in the interior
would be handy.
This is an agile DRIVING MACHINE. It
can't simply be called a sports car.
It's no drag racer, but in all other
aspects it excells. It is a great
autocross car (7 of the top 10 B-stock
cars in 2002 were S's). It should do
well in all types of hard driving. I am
a bit scared in the rain. The
Bridgestone S0-2's are very soft and
great on dry roads, but they have no
center rain channel and tend to
hydroplane. In Florida that is a big
F-1 inspired cockpit
One touch roof operation, bigger wheels
and brakes, and a serious stereo.
What started out as a weekend/good
weather-only vehicle has now developed
get" kinda car!!! Now, I crave that
distinct 6500-9000 VTEC range. Tires
go relatively quickly, but these and
the car make amateurs like me look
like F1 drivers. And if you spend a
fair amount of time in VTEC, you'll be
adding oil. That's a small price to
pay, IMO. Then there's the whole "What-
kind-of-car-is-that?" thing that makes
you feel even better about your
purchase. You will get over some
people asking if it's a Miata, because
some will think it's a Boxster. Both
are wrong AND you can take both!
"What kind of car is that?" Amazing
handling. Convertible. Other S2000
unknown vs. Z3/4, Miata, Boxster.
Reliability that doesn't sacrifice
Considering what the car is designed
for, not a whole needs to be changed.
Maybe the Modulo version available
stateside would be nice(even better
This car is so much fun to drive. I
have driven and owned many cars and for
the money, this car cannot be beat.
Even below 6000 rpm the car is quick,
but hit 6000 and you FLY. Drives like
it is on rails and very comfortable (I