I have 07 plate type r. Great car, winter tyres on and been up the glens in the snow no problem, average 29mpg but great car too drive. Two bikes and a weeks worth of clothes/equipment in boot with the seats down no problem. Thinking about upgrading to a Mokka though, with the built in bike rack!
Civic type r. Anyone have one?
Upgrade from a Type R to a mokka..? hardly and upgrade...
Any way I have owned 3 in total. 2 ep3's and a FN2 which was not the same beasty.
A few choice mods as mentioned before and they are bloody ace, ran them for over 10 years.
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How can you avoid the chav element though. Just like older Imprezas attract East17 band lookalikes.
I said ignore. I very much doubt I get confused for a Chav.
And East17? Surely you mean N-Dubz?!
Showing my age....
Ha, had it for 4 years now, tax, running costs poor mpg, are starting to outweigh the fun drive. Maybe upgrade is the wrong word a more sensible option is what I am looking for now.
I had to go for something sensible... Golf GTD was lovely but i opted for the sensible option of a passat estate
I enjoy driving fast (done a couple of track days and Ferrari drives etc.) I've had two standard Civic V-Tecs and they were exciting enough to drive; I had a few near-misses in those days on lonely mountain roads (A686 Penrith to Alston, anybody?) and I can only imagine the effect on a 21 year old of driving the R type, which I've heard is just unbelievably fast. All I can say is that I'm glad cars like that weren't around when I was 21 or I probably wouldn't be here now. Actually I spent most of my mad years on motorbikes so the potential for damage to other people is reduced.
I wouldnt say a type R is unbelievably fast, they're a pretty typical hot hatch in terms of straight line performance.
I think you could definitely make a case for restricting young drivers to lower power cars , I reckon I'd have killed myself if I had access to Type R aged 17-23. Though The high insurance costs tend to achieve the same effect without the need for making it a legal requirement.
I had my first type r at 20... and also a company car so was doing front tyres every 6000 miles.
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