2003 Honda S2000 User Reviews

2003 Honda S2000 Review Ratings

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  • 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:4.7 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
  • 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: 5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 13 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"build quality" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"stiff ride" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Funluvnsoul writes:
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It's fast, fun and reliable.

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No space.

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Best Car I've Ever Owned. — This car sets the bar high. I've test drove plenty of newer cars but the driving experience in the S2k far surpasses all of them. The convertable is a definite plus as well as the small upgrades that can easily be made to this car for uniqueness.

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

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Tom writes:
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S2000 — The original S2000 represent over 40 years of Honda racing experience. The S2000 is based on the Honda SSM concept car that first appeared at the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show. Using the same basic front-engine/rear-wheel-drive layout as the SSM, the S2000 captures the spirit of legendary high-performance sports cars of the past, as well as Honda's very first sports car, the S500. According to Honda, the company's racing heritage is reflected in every aspect of the S2000's design, performance and handling.

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Jacques writes:
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Transmission, steering response, lightweight feel to the driving experience, reliability

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steering feel, abs system

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2003 S2000 — Pros: Excellent engine. If you keep it above 6000RPMs you will forget about the 153 pound-ft of torque. Pulls very nicely for another 3000RPMs. Sounds like a mini-racecar after 8000RPMs Transmission is the best feeling in the world for a production car. I have not tried Ferrari and Lambo trannies, but for a sub 200K car the S2000 is the best hands down. Everything else feels like garbage compared to an S2000 transmission. Build quality is typical Honda: excellent. The engine does burn more oil than your typical car, but it's to be expected from such a high-reving car. Throttle response is great and contributes to the ''racy'' feel of the S2000. The interior is not flashy but never feels cheap and everything is tightly screwed together. The S2000 will still look, feel and perform like a brand new car even after 5+ years of abusive ownership. The seating position is amazing, you truly sit close to the ground and have a great feeling of being right on top of the rear wheels. Steering response is excellent, lazer sharp. In fact after the transmission feel the steering and the way the car changes directions so quickly is something that really stands out. Reliability is outstanding on every aspect. Car is meant to be abused on a racetrack. Cons: Total lack of steering *feel*. The S2000 has great steering quickness-response, but it feels numb while doing so. You feel like you're holding the wheel of a play station video game. ABS kicks in way too early and disrupts what is a generally good braking system that has a nice firm braking pedal and good composure during hard braking. The car could use more horsepower because the chassiss-suspension can take it. The ride is extremely stiff compared to a Boxster S which handles just as well but doesn't punish your back while doing so. Gas mileage is very bad for a non turbo 2.0L engine, but hey it's got 240HP....

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Larry N Linda writes:
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A blast to drive.

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Rides hard on long trip.

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Vroom — Handling is great. Performance superb. A little small as my wife travels with a transport chair. Solid built and reliable. Honda service is very affordable. Just bought new all season performance Bridgestone tires for about $600. Price was not as bad as many.

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

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Gemma writes:
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its a convertable

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its long bonnet

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Its Great — brilliant car peformance is very good, quite nippy, great build quality, looks like the bees knees, petrol last quite a bit, car is fun to drive i also love the colour and its also got the added bonus of a hard top

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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redline86 writes:
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It's a 2600 pound mid engine  car with 250hp !!!!

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Two seater

redline86
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Fun Weekend Driver — The S2000's production stopped in 2009. These cars are now sought after by people who want a reliable, fun, convertible. Weighing only 2600 lb it picks up and goes. Top Gear said it is one of the best production drift machines made. It handles like a dream due to the mid engine and the car being so low to the ground. If your looking for a fun car that's not going to empty your pockets the S2000 would be a good choice.

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gsp9kxm writes:
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Awesome car to drive and when the weather is nice the top goes down

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noisy on the hwy

gsp9kxm
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Fun Car To Drive — This is a blast to drive and it handles like it is on rails. It is small and nimble and very quick. You can't go wrong with a car like this based on the cost to own and fun per gallon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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netvoyager writes:
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Solid as a tank. Light, handles awesome, and sounds great.  This car is a blast to drive on winding roads and has left many other cars in its wake.  Fun fun car!

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Torque in these cars is rather low. The car has to be wound out to use its quickness. It's a good thing it has a 9,000 RPM  redline!

netvoyager
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Awesome Fun Car — I love the solid feel and the sound of the engine when it is wound up. Only Ferrari has a higher horsepower/CC rating. The top lowers quickly and quietly. The sound system is adequate. I wished that the top folded and stored like my Boxster. As it is it folds down and you must manually install the tonneau cover.

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

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An amazing driving experience. I won't get rid of this machine ,ever.

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I got it a few months ago,low miles and I haven't find a con so far, not 1.

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My Honda S2k,my Personal Experience — Power in it's category in unsurpased. I love the handling and how high it revs, it goes forever. It's got reliablity and parts are relatively cheap, It is a true sports car and an instant classic at a fairly affordable price. If I can afford one, I guess 95 % of the population can too.LOL. Also the tuning and customization options are virtually limitless. You can personalize the S2000 to the point that is unique withthout having to spend a truckload of money.

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

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Gabe writes:
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Great looks, handling, interior, good power and fun to drive.  No need to modify it.

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Could use more power, but what it was built for it is the best.

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2003 Honda S2000 — Probably the best two seat sports car soft top you can buy. It does not need to be modified. Handles like it is on rails. Great fun to drive on twisty roads as long as the road is smooth. Great car to cruise in. Only downside is that it had two seats. 9k rpm rev limit was great but you have to drive it like you stole it to make it go fast. Interior was immaculate. Honda made a winner here.

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

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2000 Honda S2000 Reviews

Try One Before You Die. By dwanderer

The S2000 is a Miata with balls. I had a Miata when I bought the Honda. More power, better brakes, way better transmission, better looking, a little better handling, power roof, and VTEC! There's n... Read More

Fun On A Curvey Mountain Road. By jbchodos

When I first drove the Honda I was really disappointed with the oversteer problem. Every time I wanted to push the S2000 thru a corner it was not as much fun as it should be. I finally did some homewo... Read More

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2001 Honda S2000 Reviews

Best Sports Car I've Ever Owned. By Lewkosama

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 t... Read More

Great Car. By s2kmikeo

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 drive... Read More

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2002 Honda S2000 Reviews

Super Sports Car! By GoHonda

Seats are comfortable. Able to carry most things I needed in the trunk. Liked the push button start. Roof goes up and down with button as well. Holds the road and brakes well. Good looking car with lo... Read More

Excellent Ride. By ecoats1957

I really enjoyed owning this car, but I needed to add a truck to the family fleet and just don't have room for it any more. I bought as a commuter car and it served me very well over the last couple ... Read More

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2004 Honda S2000 Reviews

Quick And Nimble By Brandon

Driving the Honda S2000 is like a dream, when getting into the car you fit perfectly comfortable in well crafted leather seats with the option of cool wind in your hair. The S2000 moves the way you wa... Read More

Awesome Car! By AICHS

I love this car. It is sporty and handles extremely well. Having the option to take the top down is super fun. Feel very cool driving this car. Highly recommended. Probably the best engineering Honda ... 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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