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2004 Honda S2000

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Tremendous Second Vehicle
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By adguva
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2004 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.2L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Bought the 2004 S2K as a second vehicle to add a fun alternate to the fully owned, practical SUV. Tried a few competitors, but the S2K came in ahead of them all. Performance, for the price, lays all the others aside (save possibly for the Nissan 350Z). The S2K has become the vehicle of choice, but for bulk errands and carting the (large) dog around. The car is not for family convenience, but driving pleasure. Even a short commute is enhanced by the fun and, frankly, driveability of the S2K. Clearance (into work garage ramp and driveway) were no problem (slow and at an angle) for city driving, but the fun comes in on the open highway. Watch your speed - it takes you past legal w/o thought.


Best Features

Performance, obviously. Manners in traffic as well as a ride height that allows for parking garage entry/exit w/o scraping bottom (carefully, of course). Radio features in easy reach of drivers hands on the wheel.


Worst Features

Better cup-holder stability in console (for coffee on the commute, or water on the hot days). Lose the electronic dash and start button (with all the design simplicity of the rest of the car, why?). Make the steering column moveable for larger folks - not a prob for a shrimp like me, but others??


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The Yellow Hornet
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By Judith Johnson
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2004 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.2L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This car has major curb appeal, handles like a dream and makes driving anything else very disappointing. However, it has to use premium gas, will only carry 400 pounds in passengers and luggage, must be hand washed, children under 12 cannot ride in it and it is not comfortable for a taller driver due to the way the headrest on the seats is constructed. It is very expensive to get a satellite radio installed and there is no place to put anything like a purse if you are hauling a passenger.


Best Features

My favorite feature is the automatic top, it can go up or down in about a minute. I also like the push button starter very much.


Worst Features

The yellow paint job is very fragile and the front bumper is too low, it scrapes on any elevation.


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Best rag-top under $50K
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By SLWeinstein
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2004 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.2L 4cyl 6M)


Review

The S2K is one of those cars that actually exceeds expectations. Honda did a great job improving the car for 2004 by making it more street worthy. I tried the BMW Z-4 (disappointing handling and hot cabin), Miata (cute but not up to date in terms of performance), Boxster (driving position difficult to adjust and overpriced but otherwise my second choice). The more I drive the S2K themore I appreciate the purity and grace of this roadster. It's the best auto bargain out there. Now if only they would add run flat tires...


Best Features

Handling (a four wheel motorcycle), brakes, linear and predicatable in routine and emergency situations


Worst Features

Auto tonneau cover when rag-top retracts. Run flat tires


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Honda does it again!!!!
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By jorge r hernandez
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2004 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.2L 4cyl 6M)


Review

The best car Honda has ever made (next
to the venerable NSX). Not to sound
cliche, but from the first time I drove
it off the lot I knew that I was in for
the ride of my life. The S2000 is the
great example of perfection in terms of
form and function. The 240 hp engine
wails all the way up to 9000 rpm (01-03)
leaving anything on the road behind. The
body is simple and crisp. Too simple for
some but just right for the enthusiast.


Best Features

Fastest in class and price range. 240 hp engine.


Worst Features

Cup holder. :)


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WOW S2K
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By slweinstein
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Vehicle

2004 Honda S2000 2dr Roadster (2.2L 4cyl 6M)


Review

As close to roadster perfection as you
can get for under $60,000. Rarely does a
sportscar outperform your initial
expectations; this one does!


Best Features

Power, brakes and handling.


Worst Features

Automatic tonneau with cover such as the Mercedes or Saab have. Run flat tires


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