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Used Honda S2000 Open 1999 - 2009 review

(1999 - 2009)
Honda S2000 Open (99 - 09)
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What used Honda S2000 sports will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Honda S2000 sports?

Insurance is expensive. Depending on which company you contact, the S2000 is rated in group 19 or 20, putting it into the same bracket as Ferraris and Porsches.

Depreciation is something of a double-edged sword. The S2000 loses value slowly from new, so a three-year-old S2000 is still worth almost two-thirds of what it originally cost - and that's as good as it gets. Honda's excellent reputation for building cars that last means older ones still fetch good prices. However, that means your car won't have lost much value when you come to sell it on.

Servicing and spares are reasonable for such a high-performance car, although fuel economy of 28mpg overall is disappointing for a 2.0-litre engine. Use its full performance, though, and that figure will drop even further.

Tyres will also wear quickly. It's worth paying for quality tyres with the correct speed rating - and they won't be cheap. Several makes offer suitable rubber, though, so prices should stay competitive.