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2008 Honda S2000Visitor, Hawthorne, CA, December 13, 2010 08:352008 Honda S2000 CR Rear tires pretty much go every 10,000 miles even when driving calmly the whole time. The exhaust is not loud at all; in fact, under heavy acceleration, the driver notices engine noise more than exhaust note. The 6-speed manual transmission has to be the greatest shifter put in a production car, south of supercar territory. The cupholders are pretty much useless. I just used them to hold my spare change! The airconditioner makes weird whistling noises from the passenger side; the trunk is small but relatively big compared to its competitors, such as the Pontiac Solstice or Saturn Sky; the S2000 CR comes with factory tools but no spare tire; the suspension is improved, and if driving a CR and then a base S2000 back-to-back on a track, the driver will definitely have more fun in the CR. The car could use a bit more power. There are econobox cars, such as the Toyota Camry LE, which can keep up with the S2K on straightlines (not condoning street racing, just making an observation). The factory sound system is rubbish, especially when cruising with the top off. Note: CR comes with removable hardtop, not softop. Another thing that is a common annoyance with many S2000s is that the car will tell you that the key is still in the ignition even if it isn't when you remove the key to get out of the car. It just continues to make the chiming noise. I've owned 2 S2000s in the past 3 years. One was a 2007 new formula red; currently own an '08 apex blue pearl CR. The car has its faults just like any other car; however, in the end none of that matters when driving the CR on an open road, enjoying the 100% driver involvement (if you can't drive stick, forget about it!), or just taking it to the track and ripping past cars that cost twice the MSRP of the S! If you buy it, you'll enjoy it. I've daily driven both the S2000s I've owned (traded '07 for '08) and both performed commuting duties flawlessly.
2005 Honda S2000Visitor, Iowa City, IA, August 17, 2010 17:56Ours has 18,000 miles. Rear tires will need replacing within the next 5000 miles, or less. On cold days with top down, there is a special heater blower setting to keep the passengers toasty. An excellent car. Cup holders don't hold the cup. It can fall over, literally, when you accelerate. Also, two cups don't fit unless they are very, very slim. Other than that, it cannot be improved. I couldn't hear the engine which made driving by "sound" impossible. So, I had the resonator removed. Gave it a little more "tune" which is just right. This fix was recommended by many other owners who had the same concern.
2002 Honda S2000k_yeoman, Fort Worth, TX, August 02, 2010 07:10This is one of the best cars I have ever owned. The top is easy to use and keeps the weather out which is great, better than some of the older convertibles I have had. The motor is lacking in the torque department but once you hit the 6k RPM mark, everything comes to life. Car handles well, except at the limit, it tends to snap out without warning, but other than that I would buy another one...if they still made them.Rookie
2004 Honda S2000Visitor, Winston Salem, NC, July 13, 2010 15:19I've had my s2000 for about two years. The only problem that I've had is with the rear tires wearing out. I took a road trip and this car and had a wonderfully time driving it. Accelaration is outstanding except for the first two gears. I was caught in a very sever thunderstorm and it went through it like butter. GREAT CAR!
2005 Honda S2000Red S2000, La Porte, TX, June 02, 2010 07:47Fun to drive. Great value for the price. Performs better or as well as cars costing much more.Enthusiast
2007 Honda S2000LesterCook, Stockton, CA, April 10, 2009 18:03The S2000 suprised me for the quality of its finish and body work. It has an aluminum hood, an excellent folding top, and a very clean under hood arrangement. The tonner cover fits nicely and the top is electrically accuated. It automatically lowers the two windows before the top begins to go down or up. The four cylinder engine has 16 overhead valves and drives at slower speeds in the city but really purrs when at higher speed on the freeways. We drove it from Stockton Ca to Purdon Tx and back and it was a real pleasure to dirve. The only problem I've noticed is occasional grabbing of the left front brake. Of course, to get it to grab when I take it to the dealer is impossible, but recently it has not grabed. The cloth top fits very well. We drove up from Los Angeles to Monterey on the coast highway in a pouring rain most of the way and had not one drop of rain come into the interior of the vehcile. I am not a very large person, but the seats are form fitting and the part that I sit on is a little too tight for my bottom. I have about 10,000 plus miles on it and cannot say enough good things about it. This is my fifth sports car, and far an away the best. The 237 hp 4cly engine really performs and purrs like a kitten at high speeds. I would definitely buy another it I were replacing it--which will probably not be any time in the foreseeable future. Oh, one other thing, in cold weather the heater performs very well and the interior is comfortable. In hot weather here in the valley the air conditioner also performs well.Enthusiast