Honda S2000 Reviews from UK and Ireland - Page 3 of 5

2005 Honda S2000 2.0

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Honda Excellence

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

It has the same precise, direct and responsive handling of an evo, but without the hefty running costs. Granted its not as quick as an evo viii (my previous car) or practical, but the money I'm saving on running costs makes it well worth it.

The engine is a thing of amazement, the noise it makes at high rpms is so addictive. The car just feels special, I can't put my finger on it.

Never have I had so many memorable country drives in a car. I am thankful to Honda for making such a good car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2005

22nd Feb 2007, 08:51

I'm willing to bet you would mess yourself if you ever drove any sports car with more than 4 cylinders.

20th Mar 2007, 13:32

I just went from a owning a C5 Corvette to buying an 05 S2000. The vette has tons of power, but the S2000 is just a lot more fun to drive - period. It is a real drivers car.

2000 Honda S2000 2.0 Vtec

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Vtec Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carCitroen Xsara

Summary:

Buy one - you'll love it

Faults:

Engine warning light came on, this turned out to be a loose connection on the throttle position sensor.

General Comments:

Starting with the bad points there are a few things to look out for with this car, these points apply only to pre 2001 cars, Honda rectified these problems in later models. Firstly when driving with the roof up there is a lot of wind noise, this is almost certainly the roof strikers are worn, a common problem that can be easily fixed for £54 for parts. Next, on decelerating between 2.5 and 4.5 thousand RPM a rattle noise occurs, on the early cars this is known to be broken springs in the clutch plate rattling, it will not effect the life of the clutch and is bearable, kind of like a characterisitic of the car. Finally the alloy wheels corrode on all years of the vehicle, Honda will replace these under any form of warranty.

That's the bad points out of the way, please don't let that put you off because this is one awesome car that I believe anyone would get a thrill out of owning.

In a straight line the car has amazing performance, the Vtec system is absolutly wonderful and you will never get tired of the engine sound screeming its way to 9000RPM.

Around the corners this car handles like nothing else you have ever driven, it is so light, so responsive, when pushed hard you get the smallest amount of understeer followed by the back end hanging out as much as you wish to provoke it.

The gear change in this car is so precise, so slick, many motoring TV programs have mentioned how good the gearbox is and its not until you actually drive the car that you can appreciate this.

You also have to love the brakes, drive this car as fast as you like, if you crash it, it won't be because you couldn't stop in time.

Once inside the car everything is focused on the driver. All the instruments are right where you need them. The seats are very comfortable and the cabin spacious although it feels snug just like a sports car should do. Its not the easiest of cars to get into though. The boot is also a very good size for the kind of car.

Well I think that just about covers it. For the price these cars go for I very much doubt you will find anything better. Finally, this car draws a lot of attention, it's a great feeling driving down the road turning heads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2005

2002 Honda S2000 Roadster 2.0

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired7500 miles
Most recent distance10500 miles
Previous carFiat Coupe

Summary:

Stunning performance car

Faults:

Nothing as yet.

General Comments:

The car is one of the best I have ever driven. Similar cars for the price cannot compare. The power and handling is excellent in the dry, however in the wet can get a bit hairy!

The interior is spacious and generally well laid out. Don't believe the reviews when they say taller drivers will find it uncomfortable. I am over 6 ft tall and have plenty of head and leg room. The seats are also comfortable and the ride is good.

All people that have driven it cannot believe the performance and power. Always raises a smile for those driving and those looking at it... a real head turner!

All in all the best looking and driving car in its class in terms for value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2004

14th Jul 2004, 11:14

OK it may be good to drive and all that (I would not know -never driven one) but I do not know how you can claim that it in any way represents good value for money, it is the same price as a BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and not a million miles away from a Porsche and it is a Honda. It should be about £15K at most. Why the hell did you buy it?

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 13 reviews