The S2000 is a great sports car. It handles very well and has enough power to push you back into your seat. It's also a great car for tinkerers. I like being able to perform general maintenance and even a few more involved mechanical checks & adjustments with the help of the extensive info available on owners forums.
This is a reliable and fun car. Some people may not want to keep this as a daily driver but I enjoy it. The only issuse I've had with the car have to do with the receiver for the cars remote key, and the catalytic converter. The receiver doesn't register the remote key consistently and the cat was actually falling apart so I replaced it immediately. Other than those two things everything have been a wonderful experience owning this car.
If you're looking for a convertible roadster look no further. In terms of performance per dollar I really don't think you can get anything better. The steering is razor sharp, the short throw shifter is super precise and the motor loves to rev. In it's class I don't think anything compares to its looks. With the long classic roadster hood to the large wheel arches it doesn't get much better. With 50/50 weight balance the car handles like nothing else I have driven. It's hard to go back to driving my girls Camry after one of these. I use it as a daily driver and while the cockpit is cramped and trunk space is limited the worst thing about driving it every day is worrying about it in the parking lot and it getting dirty. Other than that it's an easy car to live with. In 2004 they made many improvements and call them the AP2's. I would highly recommend getting a 2004 or later as there are many many improvements. I will try to bullet point some pro's and con's below: Pro's: -Super performance for the price -Excellent gear box and clutch is spot on. -Motor that loves to rev and continuously pulls until red line at 8k -Looks that people comment on -Deeper exhaust note for a 4 cylinder. -Hugs curves like nobodies business. -Excellent seats that are supportive and comfortable -Cockpit that is driver centric with controls that are super close to the steering wheel. -Build quality, fit and finish (It's a Honda after all) -Bullet proof motor. -Super tight steering, go-kart toss-ability -Tight suspension with good balance between comfort and handling. -HID headlights and LED taillights Con's -Always loud exhaust note at any RPM, never really settles down. -Tight interior and not very comfortable for long trips. (10 hour drive was pretty taxing) -Stock stereo not up to par. (easily replaceable, I already replaced speakers and stereo) -Very limited adjustment in seat (only 2 way and no adjustment in steering wheel) To sum it up, if you want a roadster buy this car. You will not be sorry!