THIS CAR IS JUST TOO MUCH FUN. IT LOOKS GOOD, DRIVES GREAT AND MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS SO THEY JUST STARE AND ADMIRE. RELIABILITY IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A HONDA. NOT A SINGLE PROBLEM TO DATE. MINE IS BRIGHT RED SO IT LOOKS A BIT INTIMIDATING. PERFORMANCE MATCHES AND BESTS SOME CARS ALMOST TWICE THE PRICE. IN 3.5 YEARS I HAVE REPLACED BRAKES AND TIRES (BOTH THIS YEAR, AND I RACE AT LEAST TWICE A WEAK BECAUSE SOMEBODY HAS TO PUT THOSE DARN 3 SERIES IN THEIR PLACE) TRUNK SPACE IS JUST ENOUGH FOR SURVIVAL. I LOVE HOW THE ENGINE GROWLS WHEN YOU PUSH IT. WHEN SPEEDING AROUND SLOW MOTORISTS IT SOUNDS LIKE THE CAR IS CUSSING THEM OUT FOR YOU! THIS CAR JUST DOESN'T GET OLD. I FIND MYSELF GOING OUT FOR NIGHT DRIVES AT MIDNIGHT JUST SO I CAN HIT 80 ON THE FREEWAY WITHOUT TRAFFIC. IT'S JUST TOPS. NO MATTER HOW COLD IT IS OUT WHEN THE TOP IS DOWN PUT THE WINDOWS UP, AND HEATER ON HIGH AND THE SYSTEM KEEPS YOU IN THIS WARM POCKET. IT'S QUITE FASCINATING.
Absolutely, buy one before price goes up!
I've been pretty loyal to the Honda brand, so when I was in the market for a sports car it is no surprise that I looked at the S2000. I have to say that there are significant ups & downs to owning one so here it is! Ups: -This car is simply fun to drive. From the engine note as you scream to the 8K red line (9K red line in the 99-03 models), to the handling. Honda got it right. -Exotic; this car is a little on the rare side. When on the freeway you see tons of Boxters, Z4's, & Miatas. Not a lot of S2000's. So if you are into standing out and a bit of a non-conformist, you need to look at this car. -Value: This car is in the same class as its German counterparts but is thousands less. The value continues with the purchase of a used one; you can pick up one with low miles for about $22-25K! Most importantly, maintenance. Its a a friggin' Honda! Oh, and by the way, the trunk is probably the biggest in class even though the car is on the smaller end. It will fit a full carry on suitcase & golf clubs. -Mods not necessary. Honda has squeezed almost every ounce of performance out of this car. The car has a 2.2L 4 cylinder engine producing 273hp. Just some perspective, I had an old Accord with a 2.2L 4 cylinder engine producing 120HP. Yeah, the engine is on crack! Don't get me wrong, if tuning is your thing, there are tons of mods for this car, but if you are looking for out of the box fun, the S2000 delivers. -This ain't no dressed up Miata! If you are in the market for a Miata, test drive both and then make a decision. You may be in for quite a surprise! Downs: -Tall people have a hard time in this car. I'm 5'6" and it fits like a glove. I have a friend that is 6' tall. He loves the car but feels a little cramped. -Low on creature comforts. If you like wood grain, GPS, and heated seats, you won't find it here. Honda took a minimalist approach so the driver focuses on the road. You can get an iPod connector, trunk CD changer, and XM. That's about it. Of course you can add a lot of these as after market features, but if you are looking for pampered top down cruising, this ain't it. What it is though is a driver focused sports car. So if this is what you are looking for, the S2000 will not leave you disappointed. -Ride is rough and the car is a bit loud. May be tough as a daily driver. It is the perfect weekend ride. -May be hard to find. People who buy S2000's generally love them, so you won't find them easily. FYI, the car I bought came from Albuquerque, NM and I live in California. Couldn't find a lot of good low mileage them where I live. Also, if you are interested, be prepared to act quickly. When they go on sale they don't last long! All in all, I'm happy with my S2000. I wouldn't trade it for a Boxter, Z4, or a Miata! Happy car hunting.