2001 Honda S2000 Review

Consumer Reviews
1 Review
The Car Connection
The Car Connection

The Car Connection Expert Review

Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor
July 16, 2001
You review the '01 S2000
2001 Honda S2000 by Nick Twork (9/25/2000)
2000 Honda S2000 by Jill Amadio (4/17/2000)


The Honda S2000 is one of those rare cars that’s so delightful it can charm you into writing its own road test.

No question about it, the S2000—Honda’s effort at a ‘traditional’ (as in front engine, rear-wheel-drive) sports car—is world-class. Not only does it offer brilliant engine design as we’ve come to expect from Honda, but it also has a well-tuned range of athletic abilities and a sexy, ageless sports-car shape.

Review continues below
F1-inspired interior

Start with the view from behind the small but chunky three-spoke steering wheel. Like Formula 1 racing cars, the orange-hued electroluminescent gauges include a simple digital speedometer in the center with a long, arc-shaped bar-graph tachometer above and temp and fuel gauges on the side. And you don’t start the engine with a turn of the key, rather with a press of the red ‘start’ button—admittedly a gimmick, albeit F1-inspired.

The S2000’s seats are unlike any other seats in the Honda car family. They’re thinly but firmly padded and nicely contoured. Despite the expected lack of an abundance of legroom, my six-foot-six frame somehow fits well. Headroom is also adequate when the top isn’t down.

The top is power operated, via a simple toggle up/down switch on the center console. You just pull back two latches at the top of the A-pillars, tilt the switch, and about five seconds later it’s finished. Although a manual top would probably be quite heavy, it might have kept better with the car’s lean, race-inspired image to go with a simple pullover manual top like the Miata and British roadsters of the past, but nevertheless the electric motors are probably what the market demanded.

Continue Reading

The Car Connection Consumer Review

1 Review
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Rate and Review your car for The Car Connection! Tell us your own ratings for a vehicle you own. Rate your car on Performance, Safety, Features and more.
Write a Review
December 1, 2015
2001 Honda S2000 2-Door Convertible


  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
I bought my BLACK S2000 in 2004, with only 9500 miles on it, and drive it YEAR ROUND...EVEN IN THE WINTER! It handles well with GOOD all-season tires, and because it's low to the ground, hugs the road during... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Looking for a different year of the Honda S2000?
Read reviews & get prices
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
See More Used