These cars are awsome! Handles like a go-cart on steroids. Great little sports car.I am 5ft 9in tall and have plenty of room, a 6ft + body might have problems though.
The fit and finish of the car is what you would expect of a car manufactured by Honda � excellent! I�ve received several compliments regarding the paint on a 6+ year old car that attests to the quality of the finish that would please the most fastidious of onlookers. The ride is what you would expect of a car built for handling and speed � stiff but not harsh to driver or rider. Riding the back roads of Connecticut, you can feel the winter�s revenge but when on the highway and interstate, the car rides smoothly. Steering is tight and responsive to slight movements of the hands, sharper than my Accord which is expected. The car handles turns and curves with snakelike agility � point the nose of the car in a direction you want and it will go there; no wandering. The power of the engine is surprising despite being a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine � plentiful given the size and weight of the vehicle with gearing to delight those with an interest in acceleration. Catching a gear in its optimal torque band provides an unmistakable surge of power. Given the rear wheel drive, the driver needs to be careful about shifting when under power and in a curve: the rear end can break traction pretty easily. The interior features are what you would expect of a convertible where the top will be left down on occasion when running into a store. Access to pushbutton levers for the gas cap door and trunk are obscured and protected and the glove box is under lock and key entry. There�s a sliding cover for the drink holder/storage area between the driver and passenger and a cover for the stereo system (neither are lockable). Three side pockets for limited storage, but for me, that means less chance for clutter. The seats suck you up! There are rear pockets on the seats for storage of maps and such, but in a GPS age, they probably will remain empty. Instrumentation displays and functional switches are intuitively placed and readily accessible. The convertible top latches operate simply with a press of the thumb and a flip of the switch and top drops quickly and neatly. Installing the bonnet over the top takes about 2-3 minutes, but be careful about leaning over and against the car when doing so or you can leave little dents (from items in your pocket or a belt buckle) in the sheet metal. The trunk is small but has enough room to store two sets of golf shoes and two smaller golf bags (the kind with backpack harnesses or leg stands). For me, the 2004 model year introduces a few features of interest. For example, the wheel rims have a nicer, more complex design than previous models. The rear lighting introduces the amber signal lights, which for me, sets off the vehicle and looks more finished (especially for S2000s with black paint). The front bumper/nose of the car also has a more complete design with added detail over earlier model years. Some though appreciate the simpler look and akin to the early Ford Cobras of the �60s so a lot of what I�m putting here is personal preference. The car runs strong and is surprisingly quick. I�ve driven muscle cars of the past which have the raw power that is hard to beat, but for a stock little four cylinder most folks would be pleased. I�m averaging around 27 mpg at the moment, but I goose it here and there as I�ve only had the car for a few weeks and I�m still playing around. But I�m not looking to get the economy of my Accord either � this is for enjoying the sun, sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors. Enjoy the ride and take it slow � or have some fun and give some gas!! You get both with this vehicle.
I recently purchased a 2008 Honda S2000. I have wanted one since they came out in 2000 but due to family circumstances, I had to delay purchase until now. I wanted a convertible sports car but wanted a reliable and low maintenance one. I know that there are many choices in this class but after looking at reliability, value, and maintenance costs, the S2000 was the obvious choice. I waited 10 year to purchase this car and, boy, was it worth the wait. The S2000 is a true sports car in every sense of the word. Styling: Exterior styling is classic with the long hood and short rump, it looks fast even when standing still. The interior is a no nonsense quality environment that is geared totally with the driving experience in mind. It is a bit snug but I don't consider that a bad thing, especially when carving twisty country roads. Performance: Performance-wise, it is a beast waiting to be unleashed. If you drive it with RPMs under 6k, it is a tame little roadster. If you dare go above 6k RPMs, be prepared for your head to snap back as it rips forward with abandon. Features: It has all of the usual safety features such as airbags, traction control (can be turned off), tire pressure monitoring system, and a whole host of great features that makes this a great choice for both fun and safety. Crash safety ratings are about the best in this class. On top of all that great appearance, interior, features, and performance, it is a convertible to boot. The convertible top only operates when the e-brake is on but raises rather quickly. Snap (or unsnap) the two side latches and watch it raise (or lower) and you are good to go. I have driven mine with the top down about 95% of the time. Love it! I wanted Chicane silver exterior color with a red leather interior however, that color combination was really hard to find. I had to settle for black leather interior (with red stitching). Still love it, though.