Civic Type R

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Civic Type R

Post by 32wildbilly » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:19 am

So the youngest kid(40) told me last night he is at the top of the list for the next Civic Type R that hits the Honda dealer. Problem is he is 6'5" is a weight lifter, so read BIG and not sure he will fit in the car. I told him if he doesn't fit to call me and I would buy it. The wife looked it up today and told me "you need one of these." If you're not familiar with this car, do some reading before you flame me. Hope he doesn't fit...hope he doesn't fit...did I just say that out loud?

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Re: Civic Type R

Post by DTMiller » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:43 am

Butt.... ugly?
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Re: Civic Type R

Post by 32wildbilly » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:46 am

DTMiller wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:43 am
Butt.... ugly?
I know...I know...boy racer wing and all that. I think all the body styling stuff is functional not just there for looks which makes it interesting to me. Review the performance stuff. It puts up some good numbers. Besides I'm too old to want to drive a car just for the appearance. Nobody looks at old guys! :cry:

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Re: Civic Type R

Post by DTMiller » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:15 am

The car is amazing, butt...
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Re: Civic Type R

Post by b3freak » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 am

What is it with the Japanese and angular lines?
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 32wildbilly » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:23 am

b3freak wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 am
What is it with the Japanese and angular lines?
Racer boys like that look! Not that I'm a racer boy...I just like the performance.

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Re: Civic Type R

Post by b3freak » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:55 am

32wildbilly wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:23 am
b3freak wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 am
What is it with the Japanese and angular lines?
Racer boys like that look! Not that I'm a racer boy...I just like the performance.
They look like something out of Fast and Furious - Tokyo Drift. :lol:
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 OceanBlue2000 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:24 pm

Gets good reviews, and they seem to have solved the torque steer issue. Still, more fake scoops than an ice cream parlor sign. They seem to be taking design cues from the guys who buy stick-on chrome down at Autozone.
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Re: Civic Type R

Post by 32wildbilly » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:29 pm

OceanBlue2000 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Gets good reviews, and they seem to have solved the torque steer issue. Still, more fake scoops than an ice cream parlor sign. They seem to be taking design cues from the guys who buy stick-on chrome down at Autozone.
I have not verified but the kid says all of those scoops and stuff are actually functional like brake cooling vent and air effects stuff, not just styling.

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Re: Civic Type R

Post by OceanBlue2000 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:38 pm

Well good luck with it in any case. Sounds like it’s fun to drive.
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