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Championship White Type R
Honda Civic R-Type
Member Name: kei102
Honda Civic R-Type
Advantages: iVtec engine, Honda reliability, great performance
Disadvantages: ride comfort
The review I'm providing for is the Championship White Type R (pictured) which I have owned for 7 months from new.
Amazing futuristic design from the inside to the outside. No other car manufacturer has taken the plunge to make such drastic changes from previous editions - compare the difference of Civic EP3 to Civic FN2 to say Fiesta Mk6 to Fiesta Mk7.
Although, the looks might not be appealing to all.
As I own the white colour, keeping it clean can be an issue. Especially the brake dust on the white alloys. But ignoring all that, the looks you get when driving this car is great!
Very, very grippy. The way this car corners can be summarised in a few words - safe, fun, crazily fast. With the addition of a limited slip differential, you'll have more confidence in tackling the same corner a little faster each time - within speed limits of course!
It's a Honda ivtec engine. In short - bullet proof. This engine craves for more revs as you change each gear. After approximately 5400rpm, the vtec indicator kicks in and the car changes to a monstrous animal.
In general the ride comfort isn't as bad as some people make it to be. Yes, it's hard and firm at times - but what can you expect from a 2l hothatch? In my opinion the bucket seats hold you firm and comfortably, even for long journeys. I've driven from London to Cornwall without any discomfort.
Lots and lots of room. It's a 4 seater, which means plenty of space for 4 adults to sit comfortably in the car. The boot space is large enough to fit a big suitcase and various bags. And if that isn't enough, a "secret compartment" can be located where the spare wheel is supposed to be stored. If you didn't already know, the Type R does not come with a spare wheel, instead it has the puncture repair kit.
Summary: Great hot hatch!