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Honda Civic Type-R test review

By the CAR road team

Long Term

25 September 2008 12:00

test goodbye, 20 October

Twelve months ago RO57 JJV up looking like it had arrived another planet. Three-door were (and still a rare sight, and matched to a ‘Milano’ red paint our Type-R attention like no other However, judging from the below, not all have fallen for the styling like us…

After a tortuous running-in limited to 4000rpm we began to the 198 horses found mostly in the zone. Initially the Type-R slow – Golf GTIs and Cooper Ss provide much shove in the mid-range – however, the needle whips past the Type-R flies. But you know right?

In the real world we that the peaky engine a different driving style to its rivals. You plan your manoeuvres further in advance and you that you are always in the right on the exit of a corner. Simply you can’t rely on torque to you out of a tricky scenario because the has none.

Well, not a lot.


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The Type-R’s demands a disciplined, confident and technique from the driver. And we that characteristic especially on where the Type-R’s surefootedness and (is that a word?) front-end put it much faster cars. a 911 at Brands Hatch in the wet, and overtaking it, was a particular highlight. were times when of us (well, me) would’ve preferred a more adjustability from the – but this wasn’t one of them…

Our Honda came with the GT pack (dual-zone climate foglights, cruise control, mirrors and a refrigerated glovebox). We done without the sat-nav and – a TomTom does it so much these days – and saved but overall the Civic was nicely for its price.

Grumbles? The seats! Arghh! can engineer a walking robot but give us front seats return to position after the rear.

The ride is harsh at low but our car improved with age – especially at speeds. What else? Oh, the visibility is dire and you can’t out from a Bluetooth enabled or transfer phone contacts.

none of these were to spoil our year with the Truly unique among its turbocharged) competitors; the Civic is fun, reliable, roomy and reliable modern hot- Running costs were low too £133.83 per month on fuel and a of oil and that’s it.

We can’t recommend anything in its price range, and we’d go as far as that even if you’ve got the £2000 for a Golf GTI, try a before you buy.

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