Honda introduced the S2000 in 1999 and discontinued it in 2009. However, you can consider the S2000 to be a ‘90s model, even though they presented it at the end of the decade. This model was a true driver’s car with all the important features. It came with lightweight construction and ideal weight distribution. Honda added a powerful, rev-happy engine and razor-sharp handling.
And, all of that came in an elegant open-top package. Under the hood was a 2.0 or 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine pumping out 240 HP, which was the main selling point of the car. This little gem of an engine featured a 9000-rpm red line and four valves per cylinder. But it was the famous Honda V-Tec system that provided all the power in high rpms. And best of all, it created a wonderful screaming sound.
Thanks to its intelligent engineering and light weight, the S2000 provided a respectable performance. And drivers universally praised it for its perfect handling. During its decade long production run, Honda sold over 110,000 of these fast, little roadsters. You will be pleased to know that you can find one today for a fair price, at around $6,000.
However, look for unmodified examples since those stock S2000s will be the most desirable. And there is one more thing you should know. The S2000 is a tiny car with limited interior space. So, if you are over six feet tall, you will probably have problems fitting inside.