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Not for everyone, but it is for me!
By revs29 on
Vehicle2003 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
ReviewI have wanted an S2000 for several years and finally purchased one last spring. Owning the car is a little different than I had imagined, but not in a bad way. PROS: the car is absolutely thrilling, extremely direct/controllable with a perfect transmission and exciting 9000RPM engine. Great MPG (25-28), outstanding handling, very fun and agile. Makes every shopping trip feel like an adventure. It is a very special, hand built car and feels like it through and through. CONS: Terrible highway car - loud, obnoxious and buzzy. Very tight on the inside, feels great on a curvy road but not on the freeway. Burns 1qt oil/1.5k mi, but I drive it hard.
Best FeaturesEngine, transmission, handling. This is all about the visceral sensations and feedback. Not a 'fast' car, but more than quick enough to get from corner to corner. Very reliable and cheap/easy to maintain. Hard to believe that I bought so much fun and excitement for the price of a Nissan Versa.
Worst FeaturesNone - this car is exactly how it was intended to be. Would love an updated version, but i know that it will never be built. If you want comfort or compromise, look elsewhere. This is a sports car's sports car. The 2000 model intentionally left the clock out of the radio - that's how driving focused it was intended to be.
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