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QUALITY | 6 out of 10
“tire roar is very intrusive”
“storage space is at a premium”
“the range of driving positions is limited”
There's no disputing the Honda S2000's quality and reliability, but interior comfort may not be as good as that of other cars in its class. However, in TheCarConnection.com's experience, those seeking race-car-like handling are usually willing to sacrifice a few comfort amenities for increased performance.
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com’s editors all praise the build quality of the 2009 Honda S2000. Kelley Blue Book loves that the Honda S2000 offers performance “but with a Honda price tag and build quality,” which is to say low and high, respectively. ConsumerGuide points out that “materials are solid and assembled well,” and the “power top operates quickly and seals well,” despite the fact that the top can be a problem area on some roadsters. Edmunds reviewers rave about the “bulletproof reliability promised by its impeccable Honda bloodlines.”
The 2009 Honda S2000’s interior is loud in either standard or CR trim. ConsumerGuide finds that, even with the “top up, tire roar is very intrusive.” Edmunds adds that “the assault on the ears is slightly less endearing, especially on long trips,” and “the noise factor is even more of an issue with the CR trim, since CR models sacrifice sound-deadening material in the interest of reducing curb weight.”
Cars.com reviewers appreciate the “body-hugging, leather-trimmed bucket seats,” of the S2000, but they also note “the range of driving positions is limited because the steering wheel doesn’t adjust and the seats must be positioned manually.” While the overall dimensions of the S2000 Honda may be a bit confining, Kelley Blue Book still loves the “deeply contoured bucket seats” that hold you firmly in place during aggressive cornering. The 2009 Honda S2000 is a small two-seater with a “snug” cockpit, according to Edmunds, and even that description is generous. ConsumerGuide reports that “large people have precious little room to spare, so they may find the seats too confining.”
Cars.com, like most reviews read by TheCarConnection.com, says that “storage space is at a premium,” finding “a tiny bin between the seats and a trunk with only 5 cubic feet of capacity.” ConsumerGuide recommends that drivers “pack light,” since the Honda S2000’s trunk only “holds a fair number of plastic grocery bags or a couple of day packs.” What limited space there is on the 2009 Honda S2000 is devoted almost entirely to the driver and passenger, and precious little room is given to anything they might want to carry with them.
Comfort and practicality are scarce in the 2009 Honda S2000.