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Featured 2018 Civic Type R: facts guide

Discussion in 'Civic Type R Forum (FK8 - 10th Gen)' started by RatedR, Aug 18, 2017.




  1. RatedR

    RatedR Senior Member

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    Confirmed: 2018 Civic Type R will be no different than the 2017. Same colors offered. Same trim level. (The 2018 Civic Hatch Facts Guide just listed on the Honda IN today for dealers).
     
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    That jives with what I have been hearing.
     
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    Looks like people looking for a volume knob will need to wait for MY2019 now.
     
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    I think 2019 will be the model to get. Hopefully a bit of a mid-cycle update on the styling (there has to be a way to reduce the awful black honeycomb trim that ruins the look of the car) and some fixes for some of the issues that are kind of alarming given the low volume of owners. Oh and yes the volume knob.:D
     
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    Waiting for 2019 be like....


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  7. heavyD Senior Member

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    Not when you are driving a Golf R w/DSG which is arguably a better overall car for a daily driver. Sorry guys but the R interior is light years ahead of the Type R (more comparable to Audi & BMW than the Type R, Focus RS, and STI that all have mediocre quality interiors) and the DSG equipped R is the fastest straight line car in the segment. The more I drive this car the less getting a Type R is a priority but since I have commitment issues with cars I know I will eventually change things up.
     
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    The DSG (whatever that stands for...all I know is it's an automatic!) may very well be the "superior" transmission in that I have no doubt it's faster, smoother, whatever other attribute you want to attach to it. The problem for a lot of us is this - we ONLY drive manual transmissions. We don't drive manual transmissions because they are faster or better or whatever, we drive them because they are still the only type of transmission whereby the driver is in control and control equals more fun. There is just no substitute for 3 pedals and a stick. I'm honestly not trying to argue with you that the DSG is better, this is just an argument for manuals vs. automatics and you are either a 100% manual driver or you're not. For me, I only consider cars with manual transmissions, and I'm sure I'm not the only one out there.
     
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    Yes let's not do the Automatic vs Manual debate because it's a pointless argument at the end of the day. I went from TC-SST equipped EVO-X to 6-speed (Chinese made trash transmission) Mustang GT to 6-speed STI (bulletproof transmission), to 6-speed Focus ST (great transmission) to the Golf R so it's pretty clear I don't have a bias towards an transmission nor do I need a manual transmission for more fun as I've had just as much or more fun with my EVO and Golf R than the others. Personally I simply crave the best version of the car I am entertaining purchasing and if that version is the automatic then that's what I'm getting. There's no choice with the Type R and I'm totally fine with that as I enjoy a good manual transmission as much as a lightning fast automatic.
     
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    Let's hope the 2018's are free of any problems, so hopefully some minor changes under the hood to fix the wiring and cooling issues we are seeing on the 2017's.

    I think it's too bad for the US market that the UK gets features like ACC on the CTR that we don't get in the US. WTF Honda, why can't you at least sell the same trim level in all markets? People will pay a little extra to cover those incremental cost differences to have all the available features they offer in other countries.
     
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    pretty sure honda will have a revised harness already installed on the 2018s with the rev limiter issue and hopefully overheating issue with a upgraded part whatever may be causing the issue
     
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    I respect this response, but a big part of your argument as to why the Golf R is better is because it's quicker off the line ("fastest straight line car") in the segment. I could care less. The Type R could be 2 seconds slower 0-60 vs. the Golf R Automatic and I would still buy the Type R strictly because it has a manual transmission and the Golf R doesn't. Modern minivans leave me in the dust all the time in my S2000...maybe I should consider trading in the S for an Odyssey! I totally get you're a car aficionado and you've owned some great manuals and automatics...but you're not a 100% manual owner. Again, don't take this the wrong way as there is nothing wrong with your view of manual vs. automatic and wanting to buy the best/fastest car in the segment, I'm just arguing that for a lot of us here the manual transmission is all that matters vs. the competition that doesn't offer one.
     
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    I don't care, I'm just saying lol.
     
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    Preach!

    I think you're taking a lot of subjective things as fact. The Golf R interior is FAR more refined than the Type-R's, that is a fact. A DSG gearbox is faster than a manual gearbox, that is a fact. But to automatically assume that those things make the Golf R a better car for every person is a huge stretch. In fact, those things are precisely what I DON'T want to have in a driver's car. Also, I'm not looking for a daily driver. I think this car is meant to be driven, but I don't see everyone's infatuation with making it a daily driver.

    The DSG gearbox is one of the best dual clutch manuals on the market. They're not bad to drive, and I'm glad that you can find enjoyment in owning one. However, that (or SST or any other paddle shift) will never be as engaging for me as a driver as having a true manual.
     
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    Tim818 Type R or Bust

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    I'd be pissed off if I bought a 2018, then a couple new colors come out for the 2019 CTR, with one of them being Phoenix Yellow :nono:
     
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