Written on: 22/09/2013 by Leonharvey85 (1 review written)
The ep3 civic type R is amazing! I've owed one now for 8 years, never let me down and drives the best ever. I have done so many mods to it now, it flys past evos etc. I would love honda to bring a four wheel drive type R out, it would be insane! Supercharging the ep3 is the best mod you could add to the car, but hay I could not stop there, I've spent £20000 plus on the car now. The looks you get when you launch off from a still start is like what the hell! Even bikes can't keep up. Deffo buy… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/06/2013
great at low speeds in six gear/but fast on take off if u need it.uses very little full if u don't trash it & very comfortable.i don't have kids so 3 doors is plenty.i brought this one cause I like the style might just buy another one when I treat myself. there is nothing I don't like about it… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/05/2012
Have owned a 05 ep3 type r since new. Without a doubt, the best car I have ever owned. The engine and gear change are super smooth. Handles excellent. It is quick below 6000rpm and absolutely flies above. Were going to change it when it reached 85000 miles, however couldn't bear to. It is now on 115000 miles and still does not miss a beat. With the exception of a sticky caliper, has not needed anything other than tires, disks etc (and the odd drop link!). Our other car is a brand new astra vxr… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/04/2012
Having spent 13 years driving 80's Vauxhalls mainly, this has proven to be a breath of fresh air! I've been a die hard GTE 16v fan for as long as I can remember. Bowled over by how good this Honda is from the factory. The engine is so smooth. Nearly but not quite on a par with a BMW straight 6 in my experiance. My only niggles are the headlights aren't great and the trim, especially the seat bolsters, aren't up to long term wear and tear. Other than that the car is an absolute dream. Just a… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2012 by ands (1 review written)
Bought this car (milano red 51 plate) a couple of weeks ago with the usual comments about the car..boy racer, mid life crisis, hairdressers car etc etc. but have got to say i'm blown away by this car..why you ask? Well here's a few reasons to go ahead and buy! 1st off it's nimble and holds the road incrediably. it's ultra quick, sounds like you wouldn't beleive when pushed but also excellently refined when driven sensibly. Loads of room, big boot space, comfy rear passenger seats, excellent… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/03/2012 by civicfreak (1 review written)
I bought this car when it was 2 years old and had 30k on the clock. As an oap I have had many cars but this one has been outstanding. It now has 105k on the clock and I still get nearly 40 mpg. OK I am not a boy racer! However it took a family of 5 to Nice,many camp sites in south of France, toured Scotland, wales and most of England. We live on the South coast over looking the sea so salt is no problem either. My old mate Len takes delivery of the car once a year, does goodness knows what… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/05/2011
I have a honda civic type r in black with red trim. Omg!!! Fantastic car....but jst recently its stopped boosting after 6000 rpm???? Does any1 no wot this cud b? As I'm reli concerned. Please msg me at firstname.lastname@example.org all msgs welcome and thnk u people… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/03/2011
I've just bought one recently (march 2011) and before i bought it i was worried about some of the common symptoms such as chain failure, 2nd gear problems, valve clearances if they had been done or not etc. I put all of those behind me and i went and bought a 2002/52 plate one with 105k miles, fsh and most of all HPI CLEAR!! I would advise a induction as a must do mod and a aftermarket exhaust or if you can't afford the exhaust just get chop the silencer off and weld straight pipes on it and… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/12/2010
Ive had my type r for aprox 2months now....i had doubts before i test drove it, thinking im expecting too much as i read lots of reviews on how good thay were....when i test drove it the car blew me away and i was sold on it instantly!
its very quick for a small car and does very well aginst most of the arragont bmw/merc/jag drivers.
Also its rival the st170 likes to hair up the side of ya :)but the civic pulls away nicely.
However it is juicy!..the first week i had it i put 48pnd in and that… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/02/2010
i would recomend one of these cars to anybody, i bought mine with 70000 on the clock, fairly tidy a few scuffs chips and rattles and in need of a good clean and full service for 6000 which to me felt like more than it was worth but once i had been driving it for a week i fell in love with the car. it never fails to put a smile on your face the sheer grip in corners and acceleration is incredible. It can be a Practical car with plenty of room for passengers or luggage. until you want a bit of… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/02/2010
I brought my civic type r just over a year ago now and absolutly love it to bits. Ive had lots of fast hot hatch backs and this is the best of the bunch fantastic gearbox with a lovely short throw and a nice mechanical feel to it makes it feel like a proper little racing car gear change. The engine is an absolute screamer when you are driving along at normal speeds it very smooth and refined with perfect fuelling and a nice bit of low down pull thanks to its low speed cam!! but when you get it… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/02/2010 by Cleggsta (1 review written)
Honda Civic Type-R, EP3 2002.
I own a 2002 Civic Type R (EP3). The car ha a naturally aspirated 2 litre engine, with the I-Vtec system. It produces as near as damn it 200 bhp, with a 0-60 time of 6 and a half seconds. The car I bought is 8 years old, and has passed the 100k miles mark. When I considered this car, the mileage really did put me off but I test drove it anyway, and within minutes had agreed to buy the car. Even though its 8 years old, it drives so nicely that you would think it… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/07/2009
I am 21 and i don't think i could ever have a better car for my age!
Bit of an improvement from my 1999 Peugeot 206 1.4 :)
This car is awesome! Drives amazing! blows most cars away, looks fantastic and is all in all an outstanding car!!
Only problem i have had is a bad knocking noise from the front when i touch any bump in the road. I had the car looked at and they couldnt determine where the noise is from as the suspension and all surrounding of the wheels were spot on! Honda then assured… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/05/2009
i got a 53 plate Honda Civic Type-R the other day 7k on the clock and got it for £3000 i am very lucky it is the fastest car i have had its amazin… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/11/2008 by crazychris69 (1 review written)
Have owned one of these cars for 2 years now has 59000 miles on the clock, never had a thing go wrong with it just changed the front disks and pads all round.
Its fast fun reliable, will catch out a lot of cars if driven properly BMW's (not the M's though)
Recommend fitting an after market exhaust, bit more power but really makes it sing at the top of the rev range! Sounds like a motorbike at 8k rpm!
To the post 2 down if you have gone through 2 gearboxes and clutches in such a short period I… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/11/2008 by lester123 (1 review written)
I read every review going and went ahead and bought one. WOW what a car. Fast, reliable, amazing handling, relitivley cheap to run and looks great too. Bought an 03 model with just 30,000 miles on the clock. It was a bargain so couldn't refuse. Have owned S60 T5 and Impreza and although the type r is much lower spec the fun factor makes up for it and it would easily keep up with them in the real world. now stop reading reviews and go and buy one and see for yourself! Oh yeah, dont buy the new… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/06/2008
Had the Honda Civic Type R for 6 months had 2 gearboxes 2 clutches 2 flywheels broke down 5 times. None of this was repaired on warranty they said it was not covered the car cost £16000 and I paid up to £10000 on repairs. Avoid this car because if it goes wrong it wont be fixed on warranty… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/05/2008 by bryank67 (3 reviews written)
I have had my Honda Civic Type R new since 2002 it has done 42k miles and not let me down yet, it still turns head and will show lesser Porsche boxsters a clean pair of heels and I can seat five people with a decent boot top that. The dash board mounted close ratio six speed box is a drivers dream 200 BHP under the bonnet is less horse power than some of its rivals but being lighter than nearly all of them power to weight ratio either matches or betters them. 6.5 seconds to 60MPH and top speed… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/02/2008 by darren westwood (1 review written)
Overall a great car to drive, not the fastest hot hatch but it is the most exciting to drive out of them all.
You actually feel connected to the car when you drive it and it still gives me a buzz after 12 months of ownership, think it will be a couple of years yet before I get fed up with this one and a couple of years before another car manufactory can match the overall driving experience that you get when behind the wheel… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/01/2008
Read the road tests they are all true. Its a pocket rocket which handles like a go cart, the feed back is excellent, this is a car that you really can drive by the seat of your pants & the engine sound is superb when the VTEC kicks in. I've driven the new Type R & although it's a good car I can't help feel it's lost it bit of its soul. The original is still the best… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/01/2008
Honda Civic Type-R Awesome Engine, Stunning looks, Great Handling, great gearbox and shifter, Wicked Seats. I LOVE it..... I have owned an SL500 a Cosworth and this is the most fun… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/01/2008
Power and Style. The Honda Civic Type R is too tall, under steer in tight corners or in wet conditions. Needs good tyres and possibly suspension upgrade… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/12/2007 by OU812A (1 review written)
I love this car. It's perfect for my family and perfect for the little boy in me. SOICHIRO Thank you for building the first HONDA cause the models that follow just keep getting better. I am "very proud" to be a TYPE-R owner… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/12/2007
I love this car, as it's a lot of performace for the money - plus you get bullet-proof reliability. But it does lack in refinement, very basic interior, poor quality CD radio, lots of road noise. But that acceleration! I don't think this car is easy to drive fast on UK B-roads as it has a tendancy to oversteer - seems strange for a front mounted front wheel drive car - but it happens, its caught me out, and my tyres and pressures are fine. Can't wait to take it on a track though… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/11/2007 by Clegnuts (1 review written)
All in all a very good car and a really nice car to drive… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/10/2007 by p30gsb (1 review written)
My civic type r is fantastic, as soon as i saw it i went straight to the bank. wow, the vtech is sublime, I've had mine chipped and got a aem v2 induction kit, with full replacement steel exhaust, it puts out around245 bhp, it is amazing, it sounds like a Ferrari, especially in a tunnel.
If you want a buzz and don't mind shelling out for fuel every 3 days then go buy one, the new shape is rubbish, older one is meaner and looks a lot better, than the new one with that fat behind… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/07/2007 by ctyper52 (1 review written)
Have loved the Honda Civic Type-R since I bought it in June 2006 if pushed hard enough in the VTEC will keep up with some cars you wouldn't expect it to. Handling is fantastic if you change to a slightly softer tyre. Sounds amazing when the VTEC comes in with the induction kit fitted and stainless exhaust. If your feeling a bit fed up you just go out in your Civic Type-R and you soon feel happy again. Mine just started to get a rattling noise on the engine from start up when cold and quits of… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/12/2006 by GmanHam1980 (1 review written)
I bought my Red Civic Type-R from a Honda dealer for 9.5k with 44k on the clock. It has no air con which I was told gives it a slightly quicker 0-60 time due to the fact that there isn't an Air Con unit under the bonnet. My previous car was a Peugeot 307 and that has a large boot but I can still fit as many sets of golf bags in the back of this so it's very practical.
The engine noise when you get over 6000 rpm's is amazing, I have been in the new Focus ST and yes it is a lovely car but I… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/12/2006 by Domesphere (1 review written)
The Civic Type-R offers a great all round drive and is excellent fun as well as largely practical. This car would suit anyone looking for affordable motoring (resale value considered) as well as having a desirable performance car. Economy ranges roughly from the 200-300 miles per 50 litre fuel tank depending on your right foot! The Vtec engine has no reported major failures after nearly 20 years in production speaking volumes for design and build quality. Good quality tyres are essential on the… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/10/2006 by dhayton (1 review written)
Even after 11 months I still feel special getting in the Honda Civic Type-R! Fair enough it can't touch my previous car for handling (Peugeot 106 GTI) but more than makes up for it in just about every other way. One of the main reasons I bought the car was for the Honda reliability, as all my other cars have been European and been nothing but trouble and up to now, this hasn't let me down in over 12,000 happy miles. When I bought the car I kept telling myself I've got a dream car as I've always… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/09/2006 by stillmattic85 (1 review written)
Honda Civic Type-R is an outstanding car! It looks amazing with the safe guard polish in night hawk black, and after purchasing one that had only done 30 thousand miles for such a reasonable price I felt like the cat that got the cream! My old 1.4 Clio would do 250 miles for 30 quid of just driving short journeys. I was amazed to find that the Civic would also do the same mileage for only 36 quid which just showed how economical it is. The insurance cost me 1200 quid for the year as I'm… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/09/2006 by jonrehau (1 review written)
Have owned this car for 3 years - the longest I've ever kept a car, as it is sooo good! The engine is a peach. Hit the V-Tech and hear it sing.
The reliability has been second to none - it has never let me down and nothing has gone wrong (so far!). The gearbox is ultra sharp and so short, you really enjoy changing gear. Although the screen mists up for no apparent reason, and 3 point turns turn into 5 point (or even 7!), I would have no hesitation in recommending this car to anyone. Even your… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/08/2006 by aldo 1066 (1 review written)
Honda Civic Type-R what value have raced BMW m3 on twisty roads and left them for dead!!!!! In a straight line will hang onto the bumper of a wrx! (if kept in the vtec band) eats tyres though !!!! I have had cosworth 280bhp but pound for pound this is far better all rounder. Go and get one and enjoy… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/06/2006 by westham1976 (1 review written)
Got my Honda Civic Type-R the other day, got a great deal on an 02 plate for £8000, and it only had 39,000 on the clock so I was quite lucky to get it so cheap, and only 1 women owner, even better.
Well...... what can I say?? This car is beyond awesome, it's mind blowing. I honestly feel like I've bought a Porsche, and only when I get out of the car do I realise it's not. Awesome power, great handling and I'm the envy of everyone I know, it's great to have such a fast car. But I'm not a… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/04/2006 by BizzyBoy (4 reviews written)
The Civic Type R was such an astonishing car for me to drive for the first time after being used to underpowered Ford Fiestas. Of course on the test drives you're always a bit reluctant to push the car too hard, in case the salesman starts raising his eyebrows. So, it wasn't until I'd got the car all to myself that I realised how cool it actually is. The acceleration is reasonably good from around 3000rpm onwards, but hold on past 6000, the VTEC kicks in and you're gone!! That was my first… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/03/2006 by philt1974 (1 review written)
Had a Saxo 16v for 7 year, just bought an 04 Honda Civic Type-R and could not believe the difference. I've been in Impreza's but this Honda just seems to have that little something else....... I love it. What a kick from the V-tech at 6000rpm. Keep it in the power range and there's no catching it. Superb, thats all I can say… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/03/2006 by m4tty (1 review written)
I bought a 53 plate Honda Civic Type-R with just over 30k on it. I had the shock of my life when I drove it home..... how fast!?!?!?!? Needless to say you have to be very careful where you have fun in this car! I love everything about it, performance, reliablity economy (if your careful) and practicallity. It's not often you get a car with all of these unless you want to pay mega bucks and for a second hand one of these at just £10k or a new one for £16k it would be rude not to.
The only… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/03/2006 by Xanana (1 review written)
The Honda Civic Type R is one very enjoyable car that is practical too, if you don't have a large family. My friend has a Cooper S and was amazed at the boot space. Engine loves it when you give it some stick, you really can have a laugh when you get going but it takes a bit of experience and nerve to ring its neck. If you try to drive permanently in the V-TEC zone you are going to lose your license very quickly… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/02/2006 by richcsi (2 reviews written)
The looks of the Honda Civic Type R still turn heads as you drive down the street. It likes to be driven normally at 30mph with your kids sat comfortable in the back, and your wife by your side. Drop them off at the shops and head for the open road. The acceleration is superb along with handling that gives a great ride. Hit 6K revs and listen to the V-Tec kick in. Its like a turbo, but without the problems that come with them. A must buy for anyone who likes a blast now and then!
Shop around… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/02/2006 by jackotango (1 review written)
I recently traded my BMW 316TI SE to this Honda Civic Typr R. My mates said I was mad and I think other people may think the same.
However, once I sit inside the car, looking at the red sport seats, a 9,200rpm rev meters. No matter is how best the Type R can do. If you are a person who enjoy driving, a Type R is very a good choice.
A car weight just over 1,200 kg, fitted with a 200bhp VTEC engine. 0-60mph takes 6.6 seconds. Insurance is not too bad due the car is only group 17. The engine… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/01/2006 by tony guest (1 review written)
I have owned a silver Honda Civic Type-R. Superb fun, great engine and gearbox, quality feel and engineering… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/01/2006 by lazza (1 review written)
The Honda Civic, perfect @24000 miles except suspension clonks with nearside pot-hole contact, and notchy gear shift in winter especially when cold. Clutch or known gearbox trouble?… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/12/2005 by JonFoldy (1 review written)
I have had my Honda Civic Type-R for nearly a year and I can honestly say it still puts a smile on my face when you hit 6000 rpm and you hear the distinctive VTEC whistle. Forget your new Golf GTi, they are nearly 4k more than the Civic and VW still haven't got it right. The Type R comes at a reasonable cost, reasonable economy and reasonable service charges. Also the folks at Honda are brilliant, always helpful and service is second to none. Forget your Type R breaking down to, as 15 million… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/09/2005 by mamwj (1 review written)
You generally have to pay big money to own a naturally aspirated car which produces over the magical figure of 100bhp/ton. Granted, the Honda Civic Type-R is just shy of this figure, but only just, which makes it one of the biggest performance bargains around.
The worst aspect of the car is the electric power steering, which doesn't inspire the most confidence when pushing on, but once you are familiar with the massive grip levels that the tyres generate you attack corners with more and more… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/08/2005 by MJBG (1 review written)
I have had my silver Type R from new. It was purchased in July 2003. The full retail price, after all extras, was £21,000, which included a full leather pack etc I have had some problems though. The interior fan control dial lamp does not always illuminate. There is momentary noise from the engine on initial start up in winter. The clicking from the steering unit required a new steering ring to be fitted. Drivers seat belt wear at catchment within 6 months. Honda have taken care of… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/08/2005 by JOSE COSTA (1 review written)
After some modifications with Toda Products (USA)The Honda Civic Type-R is a new car concerning engine perforances 224HP, 4,000RPM Vetec and 92,000RPM red line and a speed of 229KM/H… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/07/2005 by matt515 (1 review written)
This Honda Civic Type-R car is awesome and brilliant! It's acceleration is rapid - she sings sweetly. A top speed of about 150mph - an affordable pocket rocket. A beauty that deserves to be driven very well.
I just bought a 2 year old siver one and I love her to bits. The red Type R is evident against the silver surrounds. Her wedge shaped front and sweeping lines are hugely seductive and elegant. A high pedigree Honda which everyone looks at and asks about of all ages. She drinks the fuel… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/07/2005 by ashleyodwyer (1 review written)
You need to know how to drive in order to get the best out of the Honda Civic Type-R, If you see a Golf GTI coming up quickly in your rear view mirror, you have to change down quick, build your revs up so that you are simmering just a little under 5500rpm, wait until until the Golf is just behind you and then put your foot down, Don't forget you can lose your license by doing more than 100mph, or more than 70mph in a 40mph zone, Be very careful with this car, with 9 points on my license, I am… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/06/2005 by wilson jay (1 review written)
Had my type R for just over a year and love it. Easy to drive lovely driving position, good acceleration, not had any problems with it at all. OK the engine noise is loud but you will live with that… Read Full Review
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