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“Super ep3 type R”

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

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“fast little car”

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

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“Wish they still made this model”

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

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“52 Plate EP3 Type R”

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

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“In the words of Ron Burgandy...Fantastic, super dooper!”

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

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“Honda Civic Type R 2002”

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

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“I have a honda civic type r in black with red trim....”

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 mike12345@blackberry.orange.co.uk all msgs welcome and thnk u people… Read Full Review

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Written on: 02/09/2011

That sounds like you need too top up your oil i-vtec wont kick in if oil is to low or low on petrol give it a check

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“I've just bought one recently (march 2011) and before...”

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

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“Ive had my type r for aprox 2months now....i had...”

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

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“i would recomend one of these cars to anybody, i...”

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

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“I brought my civic type r just over a year ago now and...”

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

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“Honda Civic Type-R, EP3 2002. ”

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

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“I am 21 and i don't think i could ever have a better...”

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

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Tezza85's Comment

Written on: 03/03/2010

i have the same problem on my car. and i have been in other ep3's and they do the same. i think it could be the anti roll bar. it may need some new bushs. or it is generally the damper working overtime on the poor maintained british rds. but i have been asured from my dealership it isnt nothing to worry about

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“i got a 53 plate Honda Civic Type-R the other day 7k...”

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

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“Have owned one of these cars for 2 years now has 59000...”

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

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“I read every review going and went ahead and bought...”

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

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“Had the Honda Civic Type R for 6 months had 2...”

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

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“I have had my Honda Civic Type R new since 2002 it has...”

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

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“Overall a great car to drive, not the fastest hot...”

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

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“Read the road tests they are all true. Its a pocket...”

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

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