Honda S2000 (99-09) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 19 Jun 2013
4
The S2000 is the car that Honda built to celebrate its 50th birthday and it compares well to more expensive alternatives like the Porsche Boxster in terms of performance and driving enjoyment. It's powered by a superb 2.

Honda S2000 (99-09)
Good looks, well-engineered, hugely impressive engine, great fun to drive
Engine has to be worked, cramped cabin, can be unpredictable in the wet, noisy on the motorway

New price range:

£27,940 - £29,086

Used price range:

£2,948 - £14,740

View all used prices

Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The S2000 is the car that Honda built to celebrate its 50th birthday and it compares well to more expensive alternatives like the Porsche Boxster in terms of performance and driving enjoyment. It's powered by a superb 2.0-litre VTEC engine which provides stunning performance without using a turbocharger. It does need to be worked very hard though in order to tap into the maximum performance, which can make for tiring albeit involving driving experience. The handling is superb thanks to sharp steering and immense grip, however it can be unpredictable when pushed too hard, particularly in the wet.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

1.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Nothing really, as an everyday car! But surprisingly, on a 300 mile journey it is comfortable enough for non-stop driving, the fuel tank will last the 300 miles and returns 34 mpg with steady cruising...  

5 out of 5

Keith Greenfield ,   01 Sep 2013    ... read more

 For a small sports car, it is well equipped for storage. The boot is relatively generous given its rear suspension design and having the differential consume a lot of boot space, grocery shopping is...  

5 out of 5

Michael Milnes ,   20 Jul 2013    ... read more

 Boot is decent given the type of car it is I guess.  

5 out of 5

Barry Forshaw ,   20 Jun 2013    ... read more

See all Owners' Reviews

Next steps

Best deals on Honda S2000 Roadsters