The s2000 never fails to put a smile on my face when I go for a drive. In my opinion this is one of the best years of S2000's produced for a driving enthusiast.
The '02 AP1 Generation S2000 has a mechanical throttle cable resulting in a more connected, mechanical pedal response when compared to the drive by wire systems in the newer AP2 (2004-2009) models. The 9000rpm redline of the F20C engine and fluid 6 speed transmission keeps the driver fully engaged during spirited driving. The suspension is firm and responsive, the handling superb. The minimalistic interior is engineered entirely towards the driving experience. It's an absolute blast to drive and with a top that takes around 8 seconds to put up or down, it's always top down weather.
Honda hit the nail on the head with this one.