Best Bet
(4.9) 8 reviews
MSRP: $16,607$32,523
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 237-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
Seats: 2
2008 Honda S2000

Our Take on the 2008 Honda S2000

Our Take

Honda's high-performance S2000 two-seat roadster has gone almost 10 years without a complete redesign, though there were some engine and aesthetic changes for 2004. For 2008, Honda spices things up with a new track-ready package called the S2000 CR; CR stands for "club racer." Less spicy are... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort
  • Engine noise
  • Snug cockpit
  • Minimal cargo space
  • Tamer responses at low rpm

Notable Features

  • Track-ready S2000 CR
  • 237-hp, 2.2-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual
  • High-revving operation
  • Available aluminum hardtop
  • RWD layout

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

I got beaten up. It was my fault. I asked for the whipping. This is how it happened: Honda called to wish me Happy Honda Days in keeping with its holiday season marketing message. I thought that was neat and returned the good wishes. We chatted a bit, inquired about one another's health. Honda was happy to hear that my transplanted kidney was still working. I happily learned that Honda was... Read full review for the 2008 Honda S 2000

Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 8 reviews

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rail ride

by S2000CR Apex blue pearl 6800 miles from Dayton,Ohio on August 29, 2011

This car is so much fun to drive!!!!Just shifting through the gears brings an ear-to-ear grin on my face. Its not Corvette fast by any means, however it will hold a turn tighter and harder than anythi... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Honda S2000.


Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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