“Why I love mine”
Mark Delaney owned his 2002-vintage S2000 for three years.
“I was around 13 when the S2000 was launched. I wanted one so badly and continued to for years. I eventually got my hands on a low mileage 2002 example, finished in Silverstone Grey with all black interior. It was a beauty. Totally original, one owner from new, hard top, hard-top stand and the under-appreciated leather tonneau cover.
“During ownership, I was doing oil changes every 5,000-6,000 miles, and the filter every second service, along with all the other usual stuff. It flew through three years of MoTs without so much as a discoloured indicator bulb as an advisory. I did plenty of preventative maintenance during ownership, though, and all with good parts.
“Some light modification work included a set of forged BBS wheels, originally fitted to the 1990s Mazda RX-7. I also fitted some Spoon Sports progressive lowering springs to bring the car down a touch, which also worked wonderfully with the excellent official Honda dampers. My car sat and handled even better than before.
“I sold the car at the start of 2016, not due to the lack of joy or satisfaction it gave me, but due to emigrating to Australia. It was fantastic. The best car I have owned to date and a car I will speak fondly of for a long time to come. If you haven’t experienced an S2000 in your life yet, I thoroughly recommend that you do. And when you do, drive it hard and keep it filled with fresh, sweet, golden oil.”