|Reviewed By||Bengt Halvorson|
|Price as Tested||$32,860|
Eager VTEC engine shrieks to nearly 9000 rpm and feels like it’s borrowed from a sportbike; six-speed transmission clicks neatly from gear to gear; stiff body with almost no cowl shake; stable, crisp kart-like handling; F1-style gauges easy to read at a glance.
Cockpit cramped for anyone above six feet tall; interior rattles unusual for Honda; seats lack support; very little storage space; engine feels flat below 3500 rpm.
The S2000 doesn’t have the valet-parking status of its German competition, but it gives more spine-tingling sports-car sensations from behind the wheel. At more than $10,000 less than a Boxster, it’s a lot of car for the money, if you don’t mind the bland styling and having Accord and Civic owners giving you thumbs up.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Oct 23, 2002