Product Type: Honda cars
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sporty good looking car
Honda Civic R-Type
Member Name: JonesNav
Honda Civic R-Type
Advantages: fast .. good equiptment
Disadvantages: filler cap, rear window
i have a 07 civic type r which i have owned for a few months and from the first hour i had issues! i drove it home from the garage where i bought it (about a hour away) and went to fill it up with petrol but the cap would not open!! i had to get the breakdown service to shorten the pull wire. Aparently this is a common problem with civics.
Since then i have had brake disks and pads go very early (and not because i brake hard or drive madly!) which cost around £250.
Having said this i do really like the car as it has unique styling and very sporty performance. The car grips to the road well in corners and has the lovely feeling gear box (feels like a short shift) which is set higher up towards the dash board than your average car.
The interior of the car is space age with glowing neon dash board which amazes people when they get in .. cruise control, full glass roof and digital dual climate control are all there with comfy sports seats to hold you around corners.
The ride is quite bumpy due to low profile tyres but what do you expect!! and its hard to see much out the back window especially due to no wiper blade. There is a large boot for its class and plent of room for two people in the rear. The stereo is not great as the radio signal seems weak due to an antenna in the window and my cd's skip a bit over bumps.
Altogether this is a good car and honda means reliable engines! park it next to a golf gti and i know which one people will look at every time.
Summary: great looking car with bags of pace