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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Mike writes:
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3

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sharp

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small

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Its Ok — the performance is ok,,, handling is actually very good,, the apperance is pretty good too, both interior n exterior is kinda plain, its is actually a fun car to drive but too bad is only a two seater, not like my prelude, fun n roommy

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bruce writes:
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3

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Engine noise

Cons

Gotta work engine hard to get performance payback

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Good Noise - Buy Mx5 And Pocket The Change — While good in every respect it simply isn't better than an MX5

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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.

Cons

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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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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Wolf writes:
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Best handling,  lively eye catching

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Thin paint

25

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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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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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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Gregory writes:
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Almost Everything

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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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svasilca319 writes:
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5

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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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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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2003 Honda S2000 Reviews

Vroom By Larry N Linda

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 ... Read More

Fun Weekend Driver By redline86

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... 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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