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Car Shipping for Honda S2000 People usually do not think about Honda when asked to picture a roadster. Yet, the Honda S2000 is a roadster manufactured by the Japanese automaker, Honda Motor Company. It was launched in April 1999, and was created to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary and to continue the tradition of the company's previous lightweight roadster S cars, such as the S500, the S600 and the S800. One might have figured though that it would have been better to celebrate their anniversary with a type of car that people actually thought they made. But, that is not the point. Anyhow, continuing in the tradition of its ancestors, the S2000 featured a front-engine, rear wheel drive layout and a six-speed manual transmission. The car's construction uses an X-bone frame that is extremely rigid, which improves passenger safety and handling. The S2000 comes with an electrically powered vinyl top, which takes 6 seconds to operate, and is touted as the fastest opening top among all convertibles. For the 2002 model year, suspension settings were revised and a smaller glass rear windscreen was introduced. Other modifications include a slightly revised tail lamp, an upgraded stereo and a revised engine control unit.

From their inception in 1999 to 2003, the S2000s were fabricated at Honda's Tochigi Takanezawa plant, alongside the Honda NSX super car and the Honda Insight hybrid. In 2004 production was moved to the Suzuka plant. These mechanics must have been doing a heck of a job for the S2000 was on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 2000 through 2002 and again in 2004. It was also the highest-ranked model in the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study for 2004 and for 2006. Further, the S2000 ranked number #1 in a BBC Top Gear survey in 2004, 2005, and also again in 2006.


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