Civic Type R

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Re: Civic Type R

Post by b3freak » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:09 am

I've known quite a few S2000 owners over the years and after they sold them claim it was one of the best sports cars they've ever driven. It's a sharp design, but still a little too small for my taste. Do these have the same Boxster hair-dresser stigma attached them too? :)
2002 Porsche 996 Carrera - bare bones basic, but still a blast to drive! Heck, I don't even have PSM on it. Ha!

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Re: Civic Type R

Post by 5chn3ll » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:06 am

Nope, the S2000 got the "ricer fanboi" label, not the "hairdresser's car" label.

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Re: Civic Type R

Post by Black-Out » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:29 pm

b3freak wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 am
What is it with the Japanese and angular lines?
Oh don't be hate'n.......My Conquest is basically a metal Lego car all sharp angles Only thing round is the tires and the gauges......I like some of my more angular Japanese cars.....
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Re: Civic Type R

Post by Black-Out » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:33 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:54 pm
I don't miss owning a 300HP front-wheel-drive car. If they've tamed the wrist-snapping torque steer, it probably means they've also tamed the fun.

If I was a Honda fan, I'd probably be all over that. The S2000 remains the only Honda I've ever considered buying...
Have you ever driven an NSX or an Integra Type R? I will tell you the most entertaining drive I've had in a front drive car was behind the wheel of a 98' Integra Type-R. If Honda injected some of that fun into the 305hp Civic Type-R I think it'd be worth the money..... Now styling wise I'm not exactly crazy about it, but I haven't cared for the civic's styling in a while.......
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Re: Civic Type R

Post by 32wildbilly » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:51 am

Black-Out wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:33 pm
5chn3ll wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:54 pm
I don't miss owning a 300HP front-wheel-drive car. If they've tamed the wrist-snapping torque steer, it probably means they've also tamed the fun.

If I was a Honda fan, I'd probably be all over that. The S2000 remains the only Honda I've ever considered buying...
Have you ever driven an NSX or an Integra Type R? I will tell you the most entertaining drive I've had in a front drive car was behind the wheel of a 98' Integra Type-R. If Honda injected some of that fun into the 305hp Civic Type-R I think it'd be worth the money..... Now styling wise I'm not exactly crazy about it, but I haven't cared for the civic's styling in a while.......
Update...the kid, who has first right of purchase, came over last night and he is now more comfortable with the styling and will probably buy it. Dammit! However, I'm crossing fingers that because of his weight-lifter build he won't be comfortable in it. Wife said I should get on the list at the dealer...she is so nice! Well, maybe it's the drugs she is legally taking for her surgery recovery.

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Re: Civic Type R

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Re: Civic Type R

Post by 32wildbilly » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:38 am

Kalashnikov wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:46 am
"Yo...VTEC"!

Looks like I might be stuck with this crappy old 996! :D
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Re: Civic Type R

Post by Black-Out » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:54 am

Kalashnikov wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:46 am



He had me at "I fix you a Type -R burger with some VTech Sauce......" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Civic Type R

Post by 32wildbilly » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:45 pm

Ok so DT thinks it's butt fugly and I admit that the styling is "aggressive" but...that sumbitch is Q-U-I-C-K! The kid's showed up on the truck today and he called me to go for a test drive before he bought it. And yes he bought it...Dammit! Besides being quick it is a nice car. Comfy seats, but supportive. Visibility is good not great but good. Not hard to get into and out of which is important for old guys. Did I mention it is QUICK?! There is no noticeable turbro lag. The power is predictable and wide throughout the majority of the rpm range. Never had a four cylinder car throw me back in the seat before. Nice exhaust note under power. Keep in mind this was in a new car with less than 25 miles on it so no full throttle runs and it still impressed. I added my name to the waiting list and we'll see how long it takes.

BTW DT it is better looking in person than in pics.

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Re: Civic Type R

Post by Kalashnikov » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:13 pm

Congrats on place in line. Ironically I bought my 996 from a Honda dealer, previous owner traded it in for a civic hybrid.

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