Used Honda S2000 1999 - 2009 review

Category: Sports car

Section: What is it like?

1999 - 2009 review
Honda S2000 Open (99 - 09)
  • Honda S2000 Open (99 - 09)
  • Honda S2000 Open (99 - 09)
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What's the used Honda S2000 sports like?

It's a beautifully crafted two-seat roadster, but the 2.0-litre 237bhp engine is the real star of the show. Rev it past 8000rpm and it'll pull to 60mph in under 6sec. However, you need to work it very hard to get at the power - at low revs it feels relatively tame - and that reduces the opportunities you'll get to tap its full potential.

The S2000 is well made and looks every inch the performance roadster. But drive one and you'll find it less supple to ride in than a BMW Z4, while the Honda's steering is also second best.

The cabin is snug, strictly for two and not all that great for the tall and broad. There's no height adjustment on the steering or the driver's seat. Otherwise, it's well equipped: alloy wheels, an electrically operated hood, air-con and leather seats all come as standard, as do anti-lock brakes and twin front airbags.