2002 Honda S2000 from Australia and New Zealand
A go kart - but detest the soft top
Soft top has needed to be replaced 3 times as it has cracked twice and was cut with a knife a third.
I have since bought a hardtop as I am so sick of replacing it.
Real fun - so much better than my old ML320. But NEVER EVER buy a car with a soft top roof - they are nothing, but trouble. I constantly polish and condition it, but it cracks and people cut it with a knife. Also, it looks kinda funny with a black roof and I feel like I have an umbrella on my head when I drive. I hate soft tops with a passion and advise anyone to think twice about them.
The $4000 hardtop is the best investment one can have. Besides, it is too hot here to drive with the roof off.
Car could do with more torque - hardly keeps up with a well driven WRX or 350Z Nissan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th January, 2004
15th Jan 2004, 22:46
Yeah totally agree - soft tops are a pain and ruin what are truly great cars. Why have them when hardtops like the Merc SLK and SL are so good and more secure?
27th Aug 2004, 00:16
Golden rule for convertible owners: Never, ever lock the car unless you have a hard top installed. Whatever you have left in the car is not worth having the top sliced. And don't lock the glove box or they will tear the dash apart thinking you've left something of value in there.
12th Nov 2004, 07:59
I agree on the softop idea also.. never lock a soft top vehicle - thieves have strange tendencies to look for "stuff" in anything with a lid.
If you're from NZ or Oz.. get a Skyline GTR instead.. we can't get them in Spain (not homologated) or a Scooby WRX.. Try www.trademe.co.nz - loads of great deals on there.
I've got a WRX and I can honestly say I don't need anything quicker or more powerful.. for now anyway.