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★★★☆☆

“This car is suprisingly quick. It feels very well...”

Written on: 07/11/2010

This car is suprisingly quick. It feels very well made, even though the interior is really tacky, but it is meant to be as it saves weight, so dont buy this car for comfort and luxuries because there is'nt any.

I bought the car because i loved the fact that the engine was very revvy and it handled well. I kind of got sucked into this v-tech thing everyone goes on about like it's some kind of star trek thruster lol. I mean it is quick but you basically have to get way too high in the rev range… Read Full Review

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“One of the best cars I'll ever own, the engine is so...”

Written on: 09/06/2008 by doak88 (1 review written)

One of the best cars I'll ever own, the engine is so powerful for one with out a turbo. I've dusted so many good sports cars with this type r. It sounds, looks and performs perfectly… Read Full Review

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“Summary for Honda Civic 2.0i VTEC: I've driven this...”

Written on: 08/03/2008

Summary for Honda Civic 2.0i VTEC: I've driven this car and its a delight! The dual climate control is such a snazzy gimmick! Plus the leather steering etc - they all make the interior of this car fantastic.

As for how well its drives - I'd say very good. Not the best but its still super quick and yet comfortable at the same time. Nippon car parts think its ok, they don't seem too enthused over it though! I'd say 8/10 any day for this beauty!… Read Full Review

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“I have been after a type R for ages. I have had it for...”

Written on: 03/04/2007 by aston83 (2 reviews written)

I have been after a type R for ages. I have had it for over one month now and my jaw is still sore from grinning so much. It is a brilliant car. It feels pokey enough much like a normal 2L engine. Unleash the V-tec and all hell breaks loose. the sound is amazing and very addictive. The car has a great look to it and a very nice interior. The gearstick position is perfect.

The turning circle is not the best and the steering wheel gets in the way of seeing the top of the speedo. I love this car… Read Full Review

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Burge124's Response to aston83's Review

Written on: 19/03/2008

there is a small pully/leaver thing by your left knee as u sit in the driving position. pull that (while your not driving!!! lol) and you can adjust the hight/position of the steering wheel! hey presto

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“I owned a Honda Civic 2.0 Type R for a year and had...”

Written on: 07/01/2007 by bench 22 (1 review written)

I owned a Honda Civic 2.0 Type R for a year and had great fun driving it - it always started in the morning, was very reliable and the best thing was when the V-tech powers up and the car comes alive. I would recommend this car to anyone - I am just about to buy another one as they are that good… Read Full Review

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“We bought this car after being taken for a spin in our...”

Written on: 02/01/2007 by sexymoo (8 reviews written)

We bought this car after being taken for a spin in our neighbours and we couldn't believe how crazily fast it was. After taking it for a test drive ourselves, we knew it had to be. It is a very comfortable drive given it's low, firm suspension, and handles very well through corners. The gear stick is mounted on the dash, which enables you to rapidly change when accelerating. The VTech kicks in at 6000rpm, as long as the engine is warm. The front seats are very comfortable - we drove around… Read Full Review

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“Had my CTR for 2 months and I have to say this is the...”

Written on: 17/11/2006 by chefchew (1 review written)

Had my CTR for 2 months and I have to say this is the best car I have ever driven. The speed on this is fantastic and leaves a lot of other cars for dead. This car is brilliant in the vtec zone 0-60 time is 6.6 but I'm sure I have done this a lot quicker. Bad point is the wheel arches. I set off fast at a junction as there was a 1.8 Corsa wanting to test me. The wheels spun and the Corsa was a dot in my mirror. Upon getting home and out of the car, however, I noticed that the wheel arch was… Read Full Review

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“Overall I really like the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R, it...”

Written on: 03/10/2006 by jamesdb (5 reviews written)

Overall I really like the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R, it looks great and the value for money can't be beat. At 6,000 revs the V-TEC kicks in and the Type-R really shows what it can do, it is just a shame you have to get to 6,000 revs before that kicks in.

The gear stick, which I thought I wouldn't like, I now love. The position is perfect for quick gear changes and means you can keep both hands on the wheel a lot more of the time. The handling is good but you will have to treat it smoothly at… Read Full Review

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“I love my Civic Type-R more than any car previously...”

Written on: 07/04/2006 by RichieJK (1 review written)

I love my Civic Type-R more than any car previously owned! It looks incredible, is faster than most and has been my dream car for a long time. Once you reach 7000 revs, you, as the driver are forced back into your seat as your car propells forwards. The gear stick is positioned very closely to the steering wheel for quick, smooth gear changing and the racing seats keep you firmly in position.
One problem I do find is pulling out quickly from standing position without wheel-spinning when it's… Read Full Review

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Burge124's Response to RichieJK's Review

Written on: 19/03/2008

I know your told in all of your driving lessons use first to get the car moving, but because the engine is so powerful and the car is relatively light try getting the car rolling in second, ok you don't get as much of a kick but it prob wont wheel spin!

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“I have owned my Honda Civic Type-R since new(04) The...”

Written on: 19/02/2006 by jas667 (2 reviews written)

I have owned my Honda Civic Type-R since new(04) The first time you experience the V-tec surge you become totally hooked. The interior is basic, but looks good and the racing seats are perfect for when you are throwing it around country lanes. My only problem with the car and it is so bad that I hate driving it in the wet is its handling(in the wet). It is virtually impossible to get any power down if it is even slightly wet and it understears at embarassingly slow speeds. I would not even… Read Full Review

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“Had my Honda Civic type R 18 months now but...”

Written on: 12/02/2006 by Adam78 (1 review written)

Had my Honda Civic type R 18 months now but unfortunately I'm currently looking at a new car, possibly a Seat Leon Cupra R - read some good reviews. Would definitely get another Type R some time in the future though. It is unfortunate because I absolutely love the Type R, however I bought the car 18 months ago for £14,000 and I'l be lucky if I get £8,500 for it now! I have caned the milage though.

The best thing about the car has to be the acceleration. Flooring the accelerator in 2nd and 3rd… Read Full Review

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“I have had the car since new (April 2004) and have had...”

Written on: 27/01/2006 by stevenolli (1 review written)

I have had the car since new (April 2004) and have had no trouble with it at all. It currently has 20k on the clock. I have had to replace the front tyres at 12k miles but managed to get them for £95.00 each at a local tyre supplier so not too bad. The car is like a normal family Hatch when you want it to be but turns into a wild animal at the drop of a gear!! Fantastic!!… Read Full Review

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“I've had my Honda Civic Type R for 18 months now and...”

Written on: 25/08/2005 by sasonjandie76 (3 reviews written)

I've had my Honda Civic Type R for 18 months now and it has been by far the best motor purchase of my short existance on this planet. Driving is never a chore in one of these babys. Seen off many a few boy racers with modified Audis, MG's, Astras. had my Type R at over 150mph but think the road conditions favoured me heavilly on that one, as not done it since. It definitely does not handle a wet road to cleverly though and a full tank on moderate driving will last you approximately 250 miles… Read Full Review

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“Take a test drive in the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R, in...”

Written on: 05/08/2005 by rallydavegb (1 review written)

Take a test drive in the Honda Civic 2.0 Type R, in the right conditions very little will knock it (factory spec!)… Read Full Review

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“The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R is a good reliable fast...”

Written on: 17/07/2005 by l1uka (9 reviews written)

The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R is a good reliable fast car. Gets 4 people in with comfort on the longer drives. Can reach just over 40mph in first gear.
The car gets to 140mph very quickly but then after this it does struggle but it does go over 145mph.
Also everyone I know loves this car unlike subaru's and evo's. So you will get a lot of attention even from people over 50.
Recomend buying 6 months to 12 months old as you will save at least £3000… Read Full Review

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“I have just recently bought my Honda Civic 2.0 Type R...”

Written on: 06/05/2005 by davidc75football (1 review written)

I have just recently bought my Honda Civic 2.0 Type R and all I can say is I didn't waste my money. It looks great, sounds great and with near to 200 bhp can pull you 0-60 in a mere 6.6 seconds (approx). For a hot hatch it is extremely comfortable on long journeys for both driver and passangers. Will be enjoying the experience of the Typr-R for a few years to come… Read Full Review

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192943_Ashbash65's Response to davidc75football's Review

Written on: 11/05/2005

I agree, but listening to the motor rev past 5500 rpm and sounding a bit like a F1 car, so what if it slips about a bit when it's raining, it's called having fun, I drive my type R as fast as it will go in all weather and I find it quite predictable. I have however changed from Brigestones to Avon zz1 tyres which really help in the wet. Still with 9 points on my license will have to be a bit more vigilant

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“The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R Sports Car puts a smile on...”

Written on: 10/04/2005 by andrepaul (2 reviews written)

The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R Sports Car puts a smile on my face every time I go out in it! The engine is fantastic and despite what you might be told pulls strongly from all revs, when you hit around 5,500rpm it changes altogether and turns into an angry animal of a car, but you can still have fun driving normally too! The steering is excellent although handling in the wet can be scary at times, and forget going out in one when it is icy, leave it at home and get the train...trust me. Its a loud… Read Full Review

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Stormy1's Response to andrepaul's Review

Written on: 19/07/2005

I'd agree with the majority of this review, had mine since new now covered 90k - performance handling and wear tear still holding up well. Downside TYRES very soft compounds dont last, the immobiliser cuts in after 20 seconds (too soon) the air con has been less than good.......that said its still a machine that moves you and your soul......

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“I've had my Honda Civic 2.0 Type R Sports Car for two...”

Written on: 12/11/2004 by troy1966 (1 review written)

I've had my Honda Civic 2.0 Type R Sports Car for two years now,the first 18 months were fantastic, the car was amazing, having never had a sporty car before it didn't take much to impress though. the car was fast but once i got out of the honeymoon period I started to wish i'd splashed out on aircon a £1000 extra (a must if your thinking of buying one.) It gets very hot in there. After 18 months the passenger side suspension arm went. In the garage for two days. Two weeks later took it in for… Read Full Review

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Beagle2's Response to troy1966's Review

Written on: 25/01/2005

Which dealers did you go to?

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474202_Andrewpresland's Response to troy1966's Review

Written on: 20/07/2009

This might be the IDLE CONTROL VALVE its a known issue i read on type r owners forum
<br/>It normally does it once car is warmed up, it normally just needs adjusting
<br/>Take it to a garage/dealer and get them to check this
<br/>Hope i have helped in some way.

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“The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R 3dr is a very fast nice...”

Written on: 20/02/2004 by jpelcangri (1 review written)

The Honda Civic 2.0 Type R 3dr is a very fast nice car. It is preety much the best stock civic you can get. I got mine a year ago its been a great car 2.0 4 cyl type r. I put headers and intake on it, im going 2 put a turbo kit on pretty soon, then im takin it 2 the track this is a car anyone would love its a 99. Fast activatin v-tech 2.0 liter 4 cyl engine on a small hatchback theres no beating it!… Read Full Review

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Eddie007's Response to jpelcangri's Review

Written on: 16/03/2005

I had 2 of these cars and think they are just great. Thought about selling my E46 M3 and sticking to them, ha ha no chance they not that good. I couldnt fault the R type, fantastic car for the money. Perfect car for the english roads,not slow and not stupid fast. You getting a turbo fitted will be another story,the v-tech engine will be fine but all that power through the front wheels (320 to 350bhp) Goodluck! ha ha.. I know of one person who has done such thing and it cost way over £5000 for the kit,inc everything else you need for this conversion your talking £9000+.

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