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Honda Civic Type R

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  • sarahvtecsarahvtec Posts: 10
    Why is it that Americans ALWAYS get the short end of the stick when it comes to performance? I've been anxiously awaiting the Civic Type R's arrival in the US since its 1998 inception in Japan and still no luck. All we seem to get is an under powered Si for 2002 while the rest of the world enjoys the thrills of true performance, being the Civic Type R. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad Honda finally decided to resurrect the SI in 1999 and again in 2002 but that's little consolation. Not only does the Civic Type R look better but it handles better as well. C'mon Honda, at least give us the option of custom ordering one since they are in every country except the U.S. Also, I agree the 2002 Hatchback looks terrible (like a Ford Focus) but the Civic Type R tries to remedy this with a stylish body kit, grey headlight housing, mesh grille, race seats, massive brakes, killer suspension, etc. What's not to like? Okay, the HUGE headlights have to go but other than that it's stunning! Any ways, I hope your listening Honda or anyone for that matter. Please bring the Civic Type R before God takes me from this place... Thank you
  • mdrivermdriver Posts: 385
    The Civic Type R will actually be sold in the U.S.. It will have an Acura badge on it. The reason that the rest of the world gets the Civic Type R is because they don't have the Acura brand. For instance, in the U.K., Honda sells the current Integra as the "Honda Integra".
  • kroliphkroliph Posts: 75
    It just does not matter how great the Civic type R is. For some strange reason, Honda is afraid to dominate the hatch back market in the US. The new 'Integra' doesn't qualify in this segment. The idea is to offer the most performance for the least amount of money. I believe Honda could bring the Civic type R to the states for under $20,000. If they did bring the type R here, there would be no more discussion about the SVT Focus or the more potent Sentra that will be arriving soon. It is really a shame for Honda. The amount of free publicity they would get would more than offset any losses in sales of the new 'Integra'. When are you going to wake up Honda!! I must admire Subaru for bringing the WRX the the states. I understand the response has been so great the Subaru is planning on bringing the even more potent WRX STi. That is how a company should respond to demand. Give people more of what they want!!! I understand the new RSX 'Integra' Type S will cost around 27 to $28,000. If Subaru can bring the WRX STi here for about $30,000, I'll buy one and look for RSX Type S's to drive circles around knowing I payed about the same amount of money for the Subaru as they did for their American 'Civic Type R'. Just when I thing Honda gets it they drop the ball! That is OK Honda, I'm sure other companies will pick up where you left off.
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,136
    If that's the price of the 200hp RSX Type-S then they won't sell too many at all. I 'll go out and buy a current Integra Type-R right now for $24K. I thought the price of the RSX Type-S was supposed to be a little over $20K and the base RSX around $19K.
    In any case, the RSX Type-R is the car to look out for in '03. It's supposed to have 200-225hp and all the 'R' trimmings such as huge brakes and phenomenal handling.
    At $24.4K the WRX will sell very well. If Honda can't give us comparable cars for the same or less, then I may have to buy a non-Honda for the 1st time in a while.
    The new '02 Si might the replacement for my daily commuter '97 HB though..
  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    You'll find a direct link to Edmunds.com's new video clip of the Civic Type R in the Additional Resources box on the left side of this page. Let us know what you think? Happy Motoring!

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  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,136
    is the direct link?
  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
    click on the link that says "Video Clip: Honda Civic Type R." It will take you to the Honda Video page. Actually, I guess it's not that direct of a link. However, once you're on that page, you should have no problem finding the video to the Honda Civic Type R.


    Good luck, and let me know if you have any problems accessing it....


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  • kroliphkroliph Posts: 75
    If the Civic Type R were sold in the United States, this topic would matter. I'm sure it is a great car in other countries. But we are never going to see this car in the US. I really do not understand Honda's logic in this decision. Just bring the car to the US and let the people who buy decide.
  • only1harryonly1harry Posts: 1,136
    The previous Civic Type-Rs were all white. This is silver. I'm starting to like it. Too bad we 'll probably never get it here. It is the same body style as the Civic Si though, without the spoilers and side skirts. I 'm sure the body kit will be available for the Si's though..


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  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
    At first I didn't like the Honda hatchbacks cause they looked too girly. But I have to admit, they're starting to grow on me!
  • chem123chem123 Posts: 272
    Not that I am taking offense to comment #41, I just couldn't help but smile as I am a new owner of a 98 Civic DX hatch. Yes, stock the car is cute on a lucky day. But with a modified suspension as well as tire/wheel package and factory front lip, it gets plenty of looks. Besides the uniqueness of the car (in comparison to its more popular coupe counterpart), it is also practical. But no, that is not the reason I bought this car. Right now, I love driving the hell out of it on every backroad I can find, and I relish looking forward to the day I swap a B18C1 (GS-R engine) in. Did I mention it weighs under 2300 lbs? : )
  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
    The Acura Integra is the #1 stolen luxury vehicle because its engine gets 'swapped.' Was this what you were referring to?
  • chem123chem123 Posts: 272
    Integra=luxury? I don't know about that but NO! Never would I ever consider stealing someone's hard earned engine for my gain! Yes, sadly it's true that GS-Rs are stolen often because of their valuable engine, drivetrain, suspension, etc., components, but a "swap" refers to purchasing a (hopefully) rightfully obtained engine and drivetrain and exchanging it with your less powerful components. The way that I am making sure that my swap is not illegally obtained is that I am buying it off my friend's 97 GS-R. Sorry for the confusion :).
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