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Just love my Yellow S2000 by AAM on 12/24/2012. Trim: 2008 Honda S2000 6-Spd MT, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Steering is perfect. Handling sublime. Brakes nice. Interior is sparse yet very comfortable. Top down is just wonderful! True sports car at a affordable price.
Overall review: Ok this is one of my dream cars. As a 56 year old woman I have driven many a "sporty car". My first car was a 1958 MGA. Had a Fiat X19, Honda Del Sol, Toyota Celica, Honda Civic Si, etc (im not rich). Always tacked them out with engine upgrades, new tires/rims, spoilers, etc. Not this car. I drive it just the way it came except for adding satellite radio. It's yellow and it's fast. Just love the short shift 6 speed. I have no problems with the radio/cd/xm. A/C in a very hot New Orleans works fabulous. When I drive a car I want to really "drive". What I mean is "to be in touch with my sense's". To drive. And boy you have to be on your Ps and Qs at all times. This car was born to be driven. Cornering is wonderful and crisp. No problem going a hundred on the highway or 25 in the city. Great gas mileage. And oh yes it's so affordable. Just love it! Oh and boys. Woman drive fast, hot cars too.
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The Best S2000 Produced by California on 02/23/2010. Trim: 2008 Honda S2000 CR A/C 6-Spd MT, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Owned a 2003 S2k before and interior noise is much better in the CR mainly because of Hardtop. On 300 mile trip, car was suprisly comfortable due to the suede/fabric seats and averaged 30Mpg!. Acceleration is quick and precise, cant beat crisp and quick shifting 6 speed transmission on a S2k. Turns heads like crazy, people still nowadays dont believe Honda made this car. Cornering is on a next level. Love the 2 seats, rush hour traffic is a breeze me and my girl carpool. Would have kept both my 03 and CR if it wasnt for the economy.
Cons: Insurance and Winter driving...but i can live with that....cant wait for summer. Only has 2 seats, with such an awesome car would love to take all my friends but have to make do with 2 at a time.
Overall review: Great handling car overall !! Will see what Honda plans for the next generation S2000
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Sharp Enthusiast's Sportscar by SJP from DC on 04/25/2008. Trim: 2008 Honda S2000 6-Spd MT, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Looks: A modern interpretation of the classic raodster. Ergonomics: I'm 6'0" 200lbs. Instruments are clearly visible. The padded leather on the door and center console work well for my elbows. Pedals are well placed for heel and toeing, and nicely finished. The steering wheel is shaped perfectly. Shifter: Reach to the shifter is perfect, gears snick precisely. Top Down Motoring: Conversations are easy to carry out at highway speeds (and windows up) . Driving Dynamics: Road feel is solid, it corners like few cars. Over bumpy roads the car remains composed with no rattles. Brakes offer good feel and grip. The motor revs like a motorcycle engine with an appealing brap.
Cons: Limited Storage Space: The Boxster has acres of space by comparison, both internally and with the front and rear "trunks". The Z4 also has more. The S2000 and Elise have little by comparison, but this is in keeping with their more flingable lightweight sportscar mission. Limited Torque: Also in keeping with the car's essence (as it is in the Elise), and guaranteed to keep you involved as a driver if you want to keep it on the boil. XM Radio Option Pricing: Almost $600 to add the factory XM option to the "XM Ready" radio is outrageous when so many cars include this from the factory.
Overall review: CONCLUSION: Over the paqst 8 years I'v owned the following cars: a '97 Corvette with a 500hp stroker motor, a '99 996 Porsche 911, an '05 Lotus Elise, an '03 Maser Coupe, a Beck Speedster, a '74 Maser Merak, an '04 GTO, an SRT8 300C, an '04 Boxster S and an '06 997S Porsche 911. The S2000 provides excellent performance for its price compared to the above. It does not have the wow factor of the Porsches or Maseratis nor the torque of most of the above, but it provides every bit of driving enjoyment of the best of these on curvy roads for drivers looking for excellent driving dynamics. This is a car for drivers looking for a high quality scalpel to carve roads with precision. It will put a smile on any tarmac surgeon.
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Hardcore drivers with track experience only by Guy - Sammamish, WA on 12/11/2007. Trim: 2008 Honda S2000 CR A/C 6-Spd MT, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Hardcore handling with zero body roll and great brakes. The CR is not for everyone, but then neither am I . . . .
Cons: The stereo system could use better high frequency drivers.
Overall review: If you want a go-kart for the street, then this is as close as you can get and remain legal. The handling and shifting is track-ready. A formula car might shift and handle better, but it is not a street car and weighs half a ton less. The CR is not a child passenger vehicle. The handling has a bit of understeer on turn-in. By design? One can offset it with a bit of trailing throttle. My previous vehicle of 21 years was a 1987 Rx7 Sport model, which had a hard stiff ride. So, the transition to the S2000 CR was not much of a transition. If a potential buyer has not experienced track time in a track car (e.g. Formula Ford), then the CR is not the car for them. It is noisy at freeway speeds intentionally due to the absence of insulation. It is hardcore and a tuner's dream straight from the factory. There are some who claim they can build a better S2000 on their own. Maybe, but it will cost more in time and money. If you have both go for it. I don't have the time.
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Missed the mark by criticaliron on 12/29/2009. Trim: 2008 Honda S2000 6-Spd MT, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Honda reliability, manual transmission is one of the best around. Goes where you point it. Great sport seat bolsters (however, the leather is extremely unsupportive, should have used a memory foam or just regular RECARO's, these probably would have been cheaper and better in a vehicle like this).
Cons: Incredible uncomfortable, this is not a daily driver and even rough on the drive to the track. NO low end torque, must rev up to 6500 RPM's to get justified power and then hold it there to continue performance. MPG is abysmal for a four cylinder with such low HP (until 6000 RPM). Due to high RPM's it burns oil quickly. Heel/toe is almost impossible with pedal placement. Back wheel will bounce when cornering hard, not for inexperienced drivers. Stereo is a joke for this price vehicle and needs steering wheel adjustment. Not a fan of drive by wire. Honda paint is notoriously poor.
Overall review: F1 display, 50/50 weight and tires promote this as a track car, however, it has no torque. When you accelerate out of a turn your RPM's often drift out of the VTEC zone. Since the heel/toe is so difficult, your often get lapped as you begin your acceleration. You might as well forget about straight line acceleration with no low end torque. It is like they could not make their mind if they wanted a true "sport's" car (think Lotus Elise) or a suped up Mazda Miata. Steering is excellent though and the manual is perfectly weighted. Willl make you a better driver, but be careful.
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