Honda S2000 Ratings

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    2002 Honda S2000 - Base

    Pros: looks

    Cons: tight interior

    Advice: lots of fun

    Tight and fast. No extra room for anyhting

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    2002 Honda S2000 - Base

    Pros: Its balance, handling, and power.

    Cons: Manually unlocking the passenger side door.

    Advice: Don't hesitate! Run, don't walk to your Honda Dealer!

    At 54, I have driven a lot of cars. This is the MOST incredible one that I've ever had the pleasure to own. It is ear-to-ear enjoyment. It handles so well I haven't been able to find its limits. It's so quick it takes your breath away. It's engine sings and screams -- almost laughing. It's so beautiful, you can't help but stare at it -- and it's your OWN CAR! (Spa Yellow is SO great on this car!) I slip into it like into a beautifully tailored glove. I can't say enough good things about it. Drive it. Buy it. Enjoy it. It's the best thing since sliced bread.

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    2002 Honda S2000 - Base

    Pros: The Power

    Cons: Wheels

    Advice: Since this is a low stanced car I suggest that you look at the underbody for severe scratches.

    'I bought my s2000 2 months ago and since then I have added a Veilside aero kit, a HKS Hiper Exhaust system, new stereo equipment, etc. I bought these components to improve the styling and comfort of the car; not to alter it. When I bought the car I just couldn't stop driving it. I found that the aggressive stance to be amazing with the 240 horses under the hood with a 9000 RPM redline. I am 6' 4' and I did find it difficult to get in and out, but I thought it was well worth it. When I started driving I could feel the stiff suspension and then I knew I had found a true sportscar.'

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    2002 Honda S2000 - Base

    Pros: Power from a small engine

    Cons: Storage space

    Advice: Good around town car, or weekend city warrior.

    Good power and quick acceleration. You feel the road, like a roadster type ride. Aerodynamic shape makes highway travel smooth in cross winds. Could have taken high trunk space and converted to access behind seats with lockable cover as a secondary storage area for small items like a laptop bag. Alarm system could be connected to seats when activated, by tilting seat forward alarm is triggered. Negative side: not much storage space in trunk, maybe one set of golf clubs & shoes.

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    2002 Honda S2000 - Base

    Pros: Easy speed acceleration.

    Cons: Factory radio sucks.

    Advice: Goes through tires easily & they're expensive to replace.

    Can pass up cars easily. Turns very tightly.

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    2002 Honda S2000 - Base

    Pros: tight, well-controlled handling

    Cons: poor factory radio

    Advice: drive one before you buy, the steering wheel isn't adjustable

    This is an elemental roadster in its most pure sense. If you're looking for cushy accommodations and creature comforts, look elsewhere; Honda makes no apologies in its nearly perfect iteration of the classic sports car. While some may fault the S2000's lack of low-RPM torque, in actual driving it is perfectly balanced with more than enough off-the-line oomph to get you going. When the tach goes above 6000 RPM however, hang on to your hat. At this point, the VTEC kicks in and you feel a surge not unlike a turbo-charger, but this car is normally aspirated and will suffer none of the long-term reliability issues associated with a boosted engine. The engine will keep providing power until 9000 RPM, a stratospherically high piston speed that no other production car can match. With the top down and the engine screaming at Formula-One car speeds, this car provides a visceral experience that can't be found with any other car in this price range. With six forward gears to choose from, this car will appeal to those who like to shift; if you're not manual-transmission inclined, again this car isn't for you, it's not available with an automatic transmission; this would be an insult to the design intent of the car.