Honda introduced the S2000 in 1999 and discontinued it in 2009. So, you could say the S2000 is a ’90s model even though Honda introduced it at the end of the decade. This model was a true driver’s car with all the important features. They included a lightweight construction, ideal weight distribution, powerful and rev-happy engine and razor-sharp handling. And Ford put all of that in an elegant open-top package.
Under the hood was a 2.0 or 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine with 240 HP, which was the main selling point of the car. This little gem of an engine featured a 9,000 rpm red line, four valves per cylinder and the famous Honda V-Tec system. It provided all that power in high rpms and a wonderful screaming sound.
Thanks to intelligent engineering and its light weight, the S2000 had a respectable performance. Also, it had perfect handling, so people universally praised the S2000. During its 10-year production run, Honda sold over 110,000 of these fast little roadsters. This meant you can find one today for an attractive price, at around $6,000.
Look for unmodified examples since stock S2000s will be the most sought-after. However, there is one thing you should know. The S2000 is a small car with limited interior space. So if you are over six feet tall, you will probably have problems fitting inside.