2005 S2000

Consumer Reviews

2005 Honda S2000

$11,072 - $25,056  MSRP Range
2005 Honda S2000

Review Score

4.9 out of 5 stars

4.9

32 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.8 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.9 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.9 out of 5 stars Performance
4.9 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

ultimate roadster

by Dead Serious from Palm Beach, FL on Tue Aug 17 2010

The 2005 S2000 is the very best year of S2000 one could ever own. In this model year's upgraded rear suspension pick up points tune the rear geometry and bump steer to a managable level of oversteer, also aided by the wider 245 rear tires. This year is the second for such improvements which also include 17" wheels and the F22 2.2 litre engine which does perform better than the previous 2.0 litre engine dispite the drop in red line from 9000 RPM to 8000 RPM. The car is supreemly comfortable for a low, stiff, sports car with firm, supportive seats. I drove this car from Palm Beach to Pittsburg and back with no more than a bite to eat or two on the way to and from. My back was never sore. This is the last model year before Honda instituted the dreaded drive by wire system and also traction control beyond the ABS. For a driver, drive by wire has no place in a sports car. My only gripes about this car is the lack of a propper removeable cover for the top in the lowered position and the soft clutch. The provided cover succeds in protecting the top from wind at high speeds but is difficult to install and flaps in the wind alittle. They sould have hired somone from Benz to figure that one out. The clutch is probably good for a woman wearing heels but leaves somthing to be desired. It resembles the E46 BMW with the metering valves in the clutch line to aid in a smooth release but such hardware on the s2000 is unverified. There is always somthing to find unsatisfactory in experiencing a new car but that is not to detract from my review title that the 2005 Honda S2000 is the untimate roadster.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Where the amazing things happens.

by JUST LOVE S2000 from NY on Sat Oct 02 2010

No words to explain how amazing is this Honda S2000. Power, comfort, styling and design comes together in this beautiful car.It`s not just a car. it`s LOVE. When you drive it, you understand, there is nothing in the world that makes you feel happy like S2000 does. If you ask me Nissan 350Z or Mazda RX8, Even BMW AND Mercedes Benz , I will always say S2000. Its just amazing to have one of them. If you have one them guys. You know what the car is.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

The Ultimate Right Time & Place Vehicle

by Sporting Sportsman from Jacksonville, FL on Wed Mar 31 2010

The S2000 has to be the most driving & driver-centric vehicle mass production vehicle made. Honda did there homework and mated a brilliant chassis to an extraordinary engine and drivetrain to create a brilliant modern take on the classical open-air sportscar. The high tech world of the engine and chassis take a delightfully simple turn once you reach the cabin, devoid of almost anything to distract from the classic driving experience (no traction control, vehicle stability, automatic transmission, gps, auto climate, or heated seats here). It's all the better for it. All AC and Stereo controls are literally a half finger distance and can be modulated without looking or taking a hand off the wheel. The driving experience, on the right road in the right weather is simply stunning. A decently sized trunk doesn't mean this is a one-trick pony, but the same things that make it so great make it ideally suited as a second vehicle.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

outstanding sports car

by britrunner from Peoria, AZ on Sun Nov 29 2009

This is an out and out sports car, handles brilliantly, comfortable over long distance,first drive from CA to AZ 250 miles with roof off all the way great fun. Strong Vtec power, if you want bling and soft handling this is not for you however if you want to drive a focused precise sports car this is the one. Typical Honda build quality, reminds me of a superbike to drive, pay attention when the Vtec power kicks in, things happen fast. Best car I've ever owned will be keeping this for ever.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

A bond that will never be broken

by Soosh2K from Boca Raton, FL on Sat Oct 02 2010

This is the best car in it's class in my honest opinion. The boxster, miata, and other roadsters have absolutely no comparison on this beauty. My car and I have built a relationship like no other. I would never let her go for any thing in the world.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Yes!

by Ays2k from on Sat May 07 2011

Sleek styling, smooth tight handling, light clutch, best transmission and powertrain! Drive it, It will sell itself... Enough said

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

wild

by mr karloff from Long Island, NY on Fri Apr 20 2007

classy lion of a car. it has the looks that kill and is a thrill to drive. if you are overweight don't buy this car. it is a Honda and that means it's reliable. Just a real special car. The factory speakers are not very good, my old Mini Cooper factory stereo buried it.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

the S2000 is one fun car !

by S2000dude from Spring Lake Hts, NJ on Wed Jun 06 2007

Driving the S2000 for two years now has put the FUN back in my driving. The quality and reliability are there and so is the performance. It's truly one of the purest sports cars on the road today. Worth every penny!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

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5 out of 5 stars

Incredibly great car

by Ree from Manhattan, KS on Fri Mar 16 2007

Incredibly great car! The handling and performance are extensions of thought. This is one of those vehicles that when you climb in, your attitude just changes.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Wow

by Bits from Spokane, WA on Mon Oct 25 2010

This car is so responsive and fun to drive, it is hard to describe. There is hardly anything practical about it. It is tiny inside, the trunk is tiny and the stereo sounds better then other reviewers have said. I'm glad I got a used one. I think the new price is too much but used, it's not too bad.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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