2005 Honda S2000 consumer reviews

$33,150 starting MSRP
side view of 2005 S2000 Honda
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
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Sleek styling, smooth tight handling, light clutch, best transmission and powertrain! Drive it, It will sell itself... Enough said


Great but Imperfect Date Night Car

I went from a 2006 911 Cabriolet to my 2005 Honda S2000 w/ 83,000 miles on it for cost reasons. It's unfair to compare the two, but they are about as opposite as sports cars can get. The S2000 begs to be driven hard and you almost have to in order to get real performance out of it. The v-tec doesn't kick in until around 5,000 rpm, so you're revving it much higher (and louder) than you're accustom to. The gears shift a bit harshly, but they're short throws and the shifter is well positioned. The rear end is a bit light and can get away from you if you're not careful. The convertible requires you to (un)lock it manually, but it's otherwise very quick to open & close. The suspension is appropriately stiff. It handles very well, but the ride can be jarring on bumpy city roads. Ingress & Egress are challenging, which makes it an imperfect date night car (the reason we got it). My wife doesn't love contorting with her dress & heals on. Overall, give me a great spring day and this is the perfect stress reliever.


Totally Hot Rodster

If you want an uncommon, affordable sports car this is a great option. May take a little time to find exactey what you want due to the limited production of the S2000...but that makes it even more cool!



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.


Where the amazing things happens.

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.


A bond that will never be broken

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.


ultimate roadster

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.


The Ultimate Right Time & Place Vehicle

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.


outstanding sports car

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.


the coolest dream car i will ever own

i had to have a convertable..i looked at the nissan 350z..but i am so glad i bought the honda ... i feel when i put the top down and the seat belt on ..i have just strapped into a jet fighter...the car will go at least double the legal speed anywhere in the U.S... i get constant complimentants everywhere i go... if you buy a low milage late model...youll never get a better car at the price...rumor is 2009 is the last year of production....i will never sell mine