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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.

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.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
2001 Honda S2000 2-Door Convertible

EXCELLENT sports car EVEN IN THE WINTER!

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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 »
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Friday, September 18, 2015
2009 Honda S2000 2-Door Convertible

Outstanding sports car that has Italian good looks and performance, with Japanese reliability and simplicity.

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An outstanding sports car that has Italian good looks and performance, with Japanese reliability and simplicity. Absolutely it is the best of both worlds, with exclusivity to boot.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
2008 Honda S2000 2-Door Convertible CR w/Air Conditioning

Love this car!

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This car handles well on both the open highway and around town. I live in a mild climate and have the top down as much as I can. I get great gas mileage and keep the car in great shape. It's a pleasure to... + More »
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