Honda S660

Honda S660 Review: “It will make you smile as you get out of the car” by Naoto Shimazaki

I think this is a stylish car. The level of almost all of its aspects, such as its style, the fun in its maneuverability, its ambiance and its fine quality, is high. Certainly, it has a certain charm that will make you forget that it is a kei car.

I felt great when I test drove it on a public road. Its engine settled in 64ps/10.6kgf is just right, if you prefer to drive in a refreshing manner. The shift and clutch feel of its MT was provided with a smooth touch on its rigidity base, and because there is no need to exert more effort, you would not get irritated. Its steering that keeps a moderate steering power also has a calm feel that made me think it wasn’t a kei car. Its CVT is not bad too, but if we are going to compare it, I felt better during and after test driving its MT version. It is nice to experience a sense of unity with the car.

Personally, it only has resistance in the wheels which have a modern design. This gave me a wild idea: I want to combine a simple wheel that has a small round hole above the circumference with an old Campagnolo or a metal wheel.

I am satisfied with the perfect size of its seating and the amazing structure of its interior. It is true that it does not have a trunk space. Therefore, if two people will ride this car as they go shopping, the things inside the shopping bags will probably get deformed when you place it at a small yet narrow space like the pot on the soft top. But, of course, there would be no problem if you ride alone.

Its generation, concept, and dynamic feel of the material and the finish are totally different from the former model, the Beat. When you drive it, you can drive it with a good feeling. It is another satisfactory work that expresses its characteristics as a Honda car. It will make you smile as you finish driving. Aside from that, its engine room is also particular with the appearance, and the surface in the resin type cover is thoroughly made of leather.

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

Naoto Shimazaki | Automotive Journalist (AJAJ Member)
Born in Tokyo in 1958. He worked at an editing and publishing company for nine years after graduating from university. In 1991, he began working freelance after working as a writer, editor and photographer for magazines and independent publications. Since then, he has continued to expand his activities as a writer for magazines and the web. He approaches cars and journalism from the viewpoint of an everyday user.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)