2005 Honda S2000 Reviews from North America

2005 Honda S2000 2.2L

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

Absolutely amazing to drive!

Faults:

Top developed a hole at 30K, was replaced under warranty (my dealer gave me a loner car for the 2 days it was in the shop)

12v Outlet stopped working at 40K, still have not fixed.

General Comments:

This car is absolutely incredible to drive. Every time I get behind the wheel I'm smiling from ear to ear!

The hit when VTEC kicks in never gets old and the car has been stone reliable.

The stock sound system left a lot to be desired, so I replaced it with an Alpine head unit, amp and 2 sets of Polk Momo speakers (doors and headrests).

The car eats through tires if you drive aggressively, but then again what do you expect from max-performance summer tires.

I get 20-25 mpg in the city, and closer to 29 on the highway if I keep the speed down (very hard to do with this car!)

The heater is incredible, allows me to put the top down on 55 degree days!

Service at the local Honda dealer is amazing and they do a full synthetic Mobile 1 oil change for less than Jiffy Lube!

This car rides stiff, but that's how it was designed. If you want a buttery ride buy a Buick!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2009

2005 Honda S2000 2.2

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 kilometres
Most recent distance47500 kilometres
Previous carHonda Tiburon

Summary:

This car is something special

Faults:

Nothing. Everything is working beautifully.

General Comments:

This car is something special. It's notoriously fast, handles wonderfully and stops on a dime. The heater works extremely well - keeping the cabin warm even in winter.

I love this car!

The S2000 is way too fast for the street. It makes a mockery of the speed limit. If you want to explore the S2000's limits, you'll need to take it to a race track.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 2008

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews