The S2000 has had a good run. I was happy to have one last turn behind the wheel of this 2009 model, since there will not be a 2010 model. Although the S2000 is a lot of fun to drive on a good road, you really need to take it to a racetrack to fully take advantage of its capabilities. The S2000 has always had a very-high-revving, DOHC four-cylinder engine; taking it above 7000 rpm, you're rewarded by a fabulous high-pitched shriek. An ultrasharp chassis, a stiff body, and communicative steering complete the picture. Let's hope that Honda's upcoming CR-Z hybrid, which will evoke the popular CRX, is at least half as fun to drive.
Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor