2005 Honda S2000 User Reviews

2005 Honda S2000 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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: 4.8 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

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PROS
"ride" 10 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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jimtwig writes:
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5

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Power, handling, brakes, steering feel, comfort, controls, seats

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Interior storage room,

jimtwig
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Fantastic Car -- Both In Terms Of Handling, Power, Looks, And For The Price — After having owned 2 MGBs, a 1964 Austin Healy Sprite, a Fiat 124 Spider, and a 1959 MGA, I bought a 1995 Miata off the showroom floor. After over 10 years and almost 150K, it came time to replace it, and I picked a silver 2005 Honda S2000 off of the showroom floor. It has been a fantastic car. One of the best handling cars I've driven. The engine allows 26 mpg wandering around the city and suburbs, economy and excellent handling at low revs. When the engine revs -- all 237 horses kick in, and the car comes into its own. Progressive power, excellent cornering, fantastic brakes, and all of the feedback you'd want from a sports car. For those of us who remember the Triumph GT6 or TR6, this may be the modern, handling equivalent. Fun to drive, fun to autocross, and as a Solo car, a delight. This is a driver's car, you do not have to take your hands off the wheel to adjust the radio volume or A/C-Heater fan switch. At over 6 feet, I am comfortable in the car. After a 12 hour drive down I-95 to Daytona for the 24-Hour, I got out of the car, without aches, pain, or discomfort. The SUV wears me out on I-95, but not the S2000. I've heard that Hondas are appliances, well this appliance just happens to be a lot of fun, while retaining reliability, solid feel and construction, looks, and intelligent design.

Owner for 2 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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Profbee12 writes:
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5

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The best sports car I have ever owned. I started with a TR4A/IRS for those of you who can remember that far back, went through my Z stage 3...74,78,81---911's  78&&81 ...the most trouble free bundle,of fun on the planet

Cons

Getting in and out I'm 69 and I'm reminded upon entry and exit

Profbee12
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Summer Love — 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 with 15000 miles in 2007 and drive it April to October . It's like getting a new lease,on life every April. Nice being a 30 year old again.

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

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EdS2K writes:
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Power, styling, handling, brakes, reliability.

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Seat thigh bolsters.

EdS2K
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Kick In The Pants To Drive! — 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 information from. The car is light, rear wheel drive and has plenty of power to play with. Maintenance is easy and cost is average. Great bang for the buck!

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

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Wolf writes:
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Best handling,  lively eye catching

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Thin paint

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Funtastic Little Sportscar — Yahoo!! Fun to drive. Lively. A drivers car. Top down excitement! Top goes up and downn quicklly. Very easy to manuver. Very nuetral handling. Pont anddrive Great performance Great / bang for buck!! My wife and I Love it! Great value.

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

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svasilca319 writes:
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Low-ride height/ speed/ handling

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n/a

svasilca319
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Best Compact Collectors Sports Car On The Market — Handling with lowered suspension!! Everything about this car is mint....the interior, the engine bay, the outside appearance, the clean lines....i definetly recommend lowering the s2000 and putting on an aftermarket exhaust system. Greddy Ti-C is my recommendation and Tein Type Flex for coilovers!!!

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

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Don writes:
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Its a blast to drive.

Cons

It has no room and can barely make it over a speed bump

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I've Enjoyed Owning It — It is a very fun car, but with that come sacrifices lol. I'd have to say my favorite part about it is probably the appearance, that and how it sounds though a tunnel with the top down lol. What I hate is the fact that if it snows or anything along those lines it becomes completely useless, but what do you expect from a rear drive sports car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
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4

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chassis design, light weight, easy to fix

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not enough torque, difficult to change clutch

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Good Track Day Car — pure driver's car, with one single purpose in mind, good chassis stiffness for an open top car, most parts are easy to work on, not much modification needed to be driven on track for a whole day with consistency, one of the best shifter, dare to say better than Porsche's so called "the best shifter in the world"

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

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David writes:
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Handling, Grip

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Premium Gas

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Killer Car — Love the car, handles like a dream, super reliable and an all around great car to drive....the cost for what you get is one of the best cars I have ever owned. I would highly recommend this car to anyone thinking of getting one

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

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Varuzh writes:
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There isn;t a funner everyday car.

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None

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Best Handling Car Produced Under $40,000 — Amazing handling with great agility. Lightweight makes for weaving perfect. Engine is made very well. After 6000 RPM car roars. Transmission is very smooth. Maintenance is nothing to worry about. Truly an amazing piece of engineering for its time. Great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gregory writes:
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Almost Everything

Cons

Black Paint

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Honda S2000 — Very, very fast, very, very little car. A modern take on a MGB but with real performance (240 hp) and Honda Reliablity. A blast to drive but noisy on the freeway commute. Black cars in the desert never look clean.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

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

Wonderful By Polo161

This is by far the best value for money if you are looking for a sporty weekend car. Great space for luggage (for 1) seats are OK, engine is amazing! The road noise when the top up is a bit much. Read More

An Everyday Driver That Allows You Own The Curves And Command The Road. By fzakaria

Handling, power, looks.... I have been driving this car for 7 years and it still makes me smile when I pull out of a turn. It has ageless looks. Digital instrument cluster and Xenon headlights. The le... 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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