Honda S660

Honda S660 Review: “Ride the CVT model and feel the need to get an MT license” by Yoichi Moroboshi

Honda S660 is a rare vehicle in the world because it is called a two-seater and a midship even though it is a kei car. I test drove its CVT model at Shikoku’s winding road.

In terms of driving on a winding road, if you ask me if the CVT is fun, the answer is yes. A combination of a lightweight body and a high performance engine, the vehicle can be enjoyed in any gear system.

How is it when compared to an MT? Still, the MT is more fun. In particular, MT is better on winding roads. This fact is known by any customer who buys a Honda and CVT models. That is why they provided a manual mode in the CVT.

There are many who drive on congested roads while, for example, commuting to work, and some customers prefer a two-pedal model. An MT is more fun for this kind of vehicle. If you want to shift gears precisely, it is better to not use the CVT manual mode. If a person with an AT license limit buys a CVT model of the S660, I feel like I want him or her to get frustrated and acquire an MT license instead.

Let me add one more thing that I noticed during the S660 test drive. It is about the brakes. Unfortunately, the whole road was wet during this test drive. Of course, even if I made a full brake, the g-force deceleration is not that high compared to when on a dry road. Nevertheless, the Emergency Stop (hazard lamp) activates when you strongly press the brake.

There isn’t a problem if there are no vehicles behind. The emergency stop signal, however, once it works, may cause a slight distress on the vehicle behind you. Also, the g-force deceleration when starting would have been better if it was set a bit higher.

â– 5 Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★
Interior/Comfort: ★★★
Power Source: ★★★★★
Footwork: ★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★

Yoichi Moroboshi | Motor Journalist

He became a freelance journalist at 23 years old after working as an editor for an automotive magazine. He has competed in races like the Fuji Freshman series in his late 20s for seven years. He does motorsports photography and works as a photojournalist. His hobby is cooking.

(Translated by Natassia Jeornne D. Martinez)