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Old 10-24-2017, 06:31 PM   #477
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:47 PM   #478
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:09 AM   #479
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Oh Dang. I'm sure it's a nice car performance wise. I just can't get past the boy racer styling. Sorry Hatuey . That aside , it does look a lot better in black than the mostly red or white pics I've seen.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:21 AM   #480
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Oh Dang. I'm sure it's a nice car performance wise. I just can't get past the boy racer styling. Sorry Hatuey . That aside , it does look a lot better in black than the mostly red or white pics I've seen.


Yes, agree with you, Black is more permisible to the eye initially, I thought it was blasphemy but when I saw in person, I changed TBH. Black,It hides better the lines, what I canít hide is the spoiler from the inside of the car you donít see it. Itís on the wild side aesthetically, but lots of fun.


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Old 10-25-2017, 09:22 AM   #481
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I'd like a detailed comparison write up. Thanks
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:35 AM   #482
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Thanks!

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Early found out it was coming, I decided to pass by the local dealer and troll the sales rep. To my surprise I was the first inquirer who told them what was coming & in top of that, when I put a small deposit, they guaranteed the MSRP of the car. I sat and waited.

Why get a Honda?
This is car is not an investment to me, but I took a more platonic /practical approach here this time.

I was never on the Civic SI fan club- more of a GTI guy, but always reserved some fascination for original Type R models due its exclusivity, while thatís not the case anymore, at least with the new model, I did find more appealing than others offers in its segment( I was shopping something fun and light- didnít care too much about lux or confort neither AWD, I wanted a 2 door GTI 7 But it was not found with good price and desired equipment). Not lying,I had mixed feelings between: aggressive design & purposeful built with some bits from factory, but this one suits my needs.I want to track it next year -The gearbox is NICE, I had 3 more manuals before, but this one is legit.

Driving feel.

While it looks very ricer/ classic JDM insanity, wild or whatever it can get called, the car is actually superbly damped & agile at the same time without lose sight on other aspects such as stability & performance, it has confort but it is not an Audi like in terms of interior finish, but $10k cheaper and It has DCC.

-Engine: 10/10
-Gearbox: 9/10 as good as the RS & 2nd to Porsche territory.
-Aero: 10/10

** I havenít tuned it yet, but definitely something to consider.. hopefully soon.

In comparison to my GTI with K04:
- GTI quicker due DSG & mods.
-Type R faster,
- Type R is Lighter & grippier & always ready for punishment.
- The Type R allows you to exercise its performance every time you drive it
- Itís a 10 years difference bet. the two cars, some things definitely feel better on the R.

What I donít like:
The attention it gets, people pass it BUT as soon as they see the red Honda badge, they act differently.
summer tires only option & how quiet it is. That could change too.

I need more time to get used to it but so far, this car can last me as much as the GTI did.

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If Vdub launches a 5 cyl. In R shape, you might see me soon again.


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