This is the third convertible that I have owned, and I had such a bad experience with the previous two, I made sure to leave a long gap before purchasing the S2000. My first car was a Fiat 124 Spyder ...
This is the third convertible that I have owned, and I had such a bad experience with the previous two, I made sure to leave a long gap before purchasing the S2000. My first car was a Fiat 124 Spyder which spent most of it's time in the shop...it was fun, slow, and unreliable. My second was a Mazda RX7 Convertible which was fun, fast, and reliable until the rotary engine failed. As I was looking for another convertible, I spent about two years researching which one I should buy and had it down to the BMW Z3, Porsche Boxster, and the Honda S2000.
I decided on the Honda because it is faster, cheaper to maintain, cheaper to fuel, and seemingly more rare (at least where I live) than the other two. I purchased my car used, and I absolutely love it!! The VTEC engine is definitely a marvel because of it's tremendous power output and excellent fuel economy. Handling on this car is also second to none (except for maybe the Elise)...if you take this car onto a twisty road, it will happily accelerate through every curve and loves being "abused."
My only gripes are very minor ones. The seats are not the most comfortable for long rides (although I have taken mine on two 5+ hour road-trips with no major fuss), but a little bit more seat padding would be nice. My other gripe is the noise...the little 2.0 VTEC engine works very hard making the power, and it is a little bit noisy while cruising.
All of that aside, I absolutely love it!!
This purchase was made after much careful consideration, research, and test-drives, this has been the best vehicle purchase I have made.