Honda S2000 Review & Ratings
- 7 February 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Honda S2000 is a roadster that was produced between 1999 and 2009 by Honda Motor Company. Honda is a public multinational corporation well-known for its automobiles and power equipments. Honda Motor Corporation was founded in 1937. It is the largest manufacturer of motorcycles since 1959.
The car has been upgraded a lot of times in its lifetime; the areas of upgrade included the interior, exterior, suspension, and engine. The car was a convertible that came with an electrically powered vinyl top, though an aluminum hard top could be had for extra. The original rear window was plastic, but was later upgraded to glass with a rear defroster.
The first major revisions occurred in 2004, in which the suspension and shock absorbers were upgraded. Subsequently the car was given new front and rear bumpers with a change in headlight design. The car was made slightly larger for the North American market. Variants of the car were introduced in later years— including the Club Racer in the United States, The GT in the UK, and the Type S in Japan, though the GT had a very limited run with only one hundred cars produced. In the US only 699 Club Racers were produced.
The average cost of a pre-owned Honda S2000 is about $10,500.00 US dollars. The cost will depend on model year, mileage, and condition.
The engine of the Honda S2000 included a 16-valve DOHC (double overhead cam) VTEC Inline-4 engine.
The Honda S2000 came with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Size and Space Options
The roadster was a standard two-seater, though the car boasts of plenty of leg room and decent head room with the top in place.
Control Panel and Display
The control panel is a streamlined and driver-friendly display, with fuel gauge, tachometer, speedometer, and digital clock.
The car is comfortable with leather-covered sport seating option for the driver and passenger, air conditioning, a center armrest, and plenty of pockets for storage.
The car was available new in most major markets. Till date, pre-owned S2000s are widely available.
The S2000 has a standard anti-theft alarm system that sounds when an attempted break-in or theft occurs.
The Honda S2000 includes a door ajar warning, driver and passenger airbags, three-point seatbelts, rollover protection, and xenon headlights.
Interior options include an audio system, cruise control, front center armrest, wind deflector, leather-covered steering wheel, ventilation system with micro filter and recirculation setting, remote audio controls, four speakers, and a 12-volt power outlet.
The exterior options of the S2000 include a fixed antenna, illuminated entry system, remote power locks, body color bumpers, convertible roof, heat reflective glass, tinted glass, and a variety of colors.
Available accessories include floor mats, cup holders, universal smart key system, center console cover, and a car cover.
Honda is known for its quality cars and the S2000 is no exception. The car is sturdy and reliable and with regular proper maintenance will last for a long time.
Honda’s image is usually that of family cars and reliability, but the S2000 is a sporty, sleek-looking convertible that’s fun to drive.
The S2000 is a really good value for the price, with fuel efficiency that will save you money at the gas pump.
The Honda S2000 is a great little car that is comfortable, reliable, and fun to drive. It looks good and offers a nice ride, as well as great features. Pre-owned cars are widely available, with easy access to abundance of replacement parts to keep your car running like new. While not a family car, the two-seater is roomy and comfortable for a couple.