2001 Honda S2000 User Reviews

2001 Honda S2000 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 16 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"window" 3 reviews

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Lewkosama writes:
2001 Honda S2000 Base Review
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4

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Incredibly reliable. Beautiful styling. Excellent handling. Very good mid-range acceleration.

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Convertible top has wear.

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Best Sports Car I've Ever Owned. — Arguably the best sports car for both initial cost and upkeep ever. If you like driving the back roads in a roadster with classy styling and wonderful handling while the breeze is blowing your hair then you'll love this car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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s2kmikeo writes:
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5

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Amazing power, always a fun drive, hitting vtec at 5800 rpm and hitting that 9k rpm redline is very addicting. Corners and curves are always smooth.

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Trunk space could be a bother every now and then, but then again it makes up for it once you leave the walmart parking lot with the top down.

s2kmikeo
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Great Car. — I do not like the veilside body kit on my s2000. I will take it off when money appears in my pocket. This car has given me a whole new meaning to driving. From what I have noticed in other s2000 drivers who either track their s2000 or show car it, there is always a smile on there face. This is one car that you wont want to stop driving once you start. You must taste it to really understand it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Areli writes:
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Fun factor

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Space, both passanger and cargo space is limited.

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Great Reliable Sports Car With Low Cost Of Ownership. — The performance of this car is great considering it only has a 2.2l 4 cylinder engine. It handles like its been adhered to the ground, I've never once feared a corner in this car. The breaks are outstanding, and are able to bring the car to a stop remarkably fast. This car is a blast to drive! Style wise the car manages to catch your eye despite being a ten year old design. Honda did a great job avoiding a dated look and created a car that is still desirable to this day. Build quality is not the greatest but this isn't a luxury sedan. There is road noise and you will hear rattles and squeaks but it comes with the territory of a lightweight roadster. One of the greatest things about this sports car (and it is a sports car down to its core) is the low cost of ownership. Because of its small engine you are able to get very good gas milage if you can resist keeping it below VTEC during your daily commute. You also get the legendary Honda reliability so maintenance is fairly cheep compared to other cars in this class ( BMW z3, BMW z4 Mazda MX5)

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Jeremy writes:
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Fast and fun to drive in warm spring summer weather, eye catching, and handles like it is on rails

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Can't drive it all year long. Well with the top up, but where is the fun in that ?

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2001 Honda S2000 With Comptech Supercharger And Veilside Melinnium Body Kit — Veilside Melinnium Body Kit Comptech Supercharger 349hp at 9psi KMC Quido 18s Out of production Comtech upper strut bar. HKS Hi performance exhaust Spoon Suspension ACT Stage 3 6 puck clutch ACT Lightened flywheel Godzilla Blowoff valve I LOVE THIS CAR

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Keith writes:
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Great handling, plenty of sports car, and fun to drive

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No drag launches, that's not what this car was made for! no basketball players either!

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Just Buy One Already... — This was my first great handling car I've owned. Acceleration was pretty good, top speed 150mph. Brakes were good, could get them glowing in the dark and they cooled off just fine. I blew up 2 rear differentials, but I find all mechanical weak spots in any cars. Build quality was very good, Gas mileage was around 30 on the highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kien writes:
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Great handling and gas mileage

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Needs standard hardtop.

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S2000 — Great car performance is great. it accelerates hard(after v- tec-.-;). brakes hard and takes corners like a dream. the car had been pretty good to me. only major problem is the soft top which needs to be replaced. the appearance of the car is great. one of the sexiest cars in my book. the cost of ownership has been pretty cheap aside from insurance. i get 28 miles per gallon with freeways and local. the car is the funnest car i've ever had. if you can afford it and. can afford only having 2 seats it's a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
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Fantastic fun car, an almost perfect street car from the factory

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very compact, you must be too! a little on the expensive side to maintain

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Many People Want More Torq Out Of This Car Which Was Delivered In Later Models. — If your into convertibles or sporty coupes than this is the car for you. Simply put it is a masterpiece of engineering by Honda. There was so much research and development that it vexed tuners for several years after its release on how to obtain true performance gains. Everything about the car is is in tune to the drivers needs and wants. Lets start with the simple yet tasteful leather interior with comfortable sport bucket seats that hold you in place when really attacking those corners :D. The digital dash keeps the driver up to date with everything going on with their driving experience with simple and in no way subtle digital read outs. no eyeballing the needle in this baby! All of the Honda s2000's come with a 6spd close gear ratio transmission that was well built from day one and only improved upon there after. The close ratio gears means you will always be at the exact rpm when you want it :). the car will never feel strained no matter how easy or hard you drive it. This car takes to the road like flipper to water. These cars boast a modest 2.0 ltr 4 cylinder engine with a not so modest 250hp!! to put things in perspective that is is about as much power as your average turbo charged car. The 2.0 s2000 engine has a whopping 9,000 rpm rev limit making power all the way to the end. "average car is 6-7000rpm" This might be the masterpiece of this beauty right here. a race built engine which utilizing Honda's greatest accomplishment. V-tech which is a variable cam system which for the sake of this article will be described only as the Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde of engine performance. With the wind in your hair feel, the tight and precise cornering, and care free drive ability of the car. This car should make anyones wish list for a sport compact to hit the streets in.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Yannick writes:
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handling, sports feel, looks amazing

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I had to change some things to import to Europe

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Best Roadster Bang For The Buck — handling is incredible, acceleration not bad with 240 hp and little weight, braking I changed for circuit so its great now, its a Honda so I've had 0 issues in 8 years, maybe just the clutch that gets stuck a little. appearance is still beautiful. ITs fun and easy to maintain, can't beat it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Yusuf writes:
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everything

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low end torque

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My S2000 — Performance is great, disapointing it is all top end power. Bottom end has very little torque. Handeling is amazing, if your not running decent rubber on the back you'll be slipping out though! as the tail gets abit "happy" sometimes. Cant complain with the exterior appearance looks very sleek and beautiful without any work done to it. Interior could do with some adjustments as its abit dull. The stock seats are a pain in the bum when on track as it gets uncomfortable. All in all great car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brian writes:
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It's the best driving experience on 4 wheels.

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It's small and a maintenance queen.

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Awesome — 11.1:1 Compression Ratio, 1997CC oversquare design w/ FRM sleeves, DOHC VTEC makes for 240 HP @ 8300 RPMs. Front and rear double wishbone suspension with a torque sensing limited slip differential and the best shifting 6-speed manual in the world makes my car fun!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2009 Honda S2000 Reviews

S2000 Rocks By Tim4294

Replaced a MiniCooperS with the S2000 - accel, braking, handling AND RIDE are superior. Solid as a rock! Get just as many positive comments from gawkers as I did in the Mini. Mileage @ 25mph or so ... Read More

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2008 Honda S2000 Reviews

Love It But Plan To Buy A Saloon Style Like The Gt-r Or M3 By Don14850

Love this car for what it was built for. Pure sports car. Dislike the hard top roof. Rattles and is a pain to put on or remove. Paint is easily scratched. On an autocross course it is awesome. This is... Read More

It's My 2nd Favorite Car Ever By Ian

6spd, revs 8750rpm RWD, roughly 270hp, light weight, drift compatible :b amazing handling, not so good in cold wet weather, great acceleration , stops on a dime, build quality is perfect nothing w... Read More

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2007 Honda S2000 Reviews

Sporty Fun For The Sun! By Jeff06

I absolutely love this car and I would keep it forever if I could! It's a blast to drive and it handles great! I'd definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a sporty, fun, summer car! I don't th... Read More

No It's Not Very Practical, But You Only Live Once. By Marty

I have wanted one of these for several years. As a former Miata owner, this is an upgrade! I was lucky to find one because they are not easy to find. No it's not very practical, but you only live onc... Read More

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2006 Honda S2000 Reviews

S2000 By Mikalpham

Fun roadster that's fun for carving through the streets. Great car that's quick for what it is but could use a little more horse power and torque. Overall, I recommend this car as a daily driver or a ... Read More

The Unicorn By phillipfrankreid

Patrick George (Jalopnik Future Classics) pointed out that the current auto market offers nothing to replace this car. You can get a Miata or a Boxster and have a great roadster, and that is a good th... Read More

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2005 Honda S2000 Reviews

Summer Love By Profbee12

Bought a used 2001 at auction in 2005, loved this car from the first time I saw it in a Honda Showroom.,owned it two years and flipped it for what I paid for it. Picked up this Honda lease return wit... Read More

Kick In The Pants To Drive! By EdS2K

I bought my 2005 S2000 two years ago as weekend fun car. It has been a blast to drive and tinker with. There are tons of aftermarket parts available for it as well as S2000 specific forums to gain inf... Read More

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