People love to say that but it really doesn't matter. The Type R and M2 are waaaaay more fun to drive than the new Supra and tons of other two seaters.
The FK8 btw was designed as a Type R first and then scaled down for the mass market, not the other way around.
Disclaimer: I'm no expert on fuel pumps
I've had my fuel pump replaced by the recall. I notice absolutely no difference in the way the car performs before and after. I'm on the 93 Hondata basemap with stock parts 22k miles.
It could really just be this heat. It's been an insanely hot summer so...
The headunit is just nicer overall. It has a volume knob, physical buttons for increasing or decreasing the AC fan speed, and physical buttons along the left instead of touch buttons. Definitely worth the upgrade.
That's nonsense. The Type R isn't impressive just for a FWD, it's impressive period. The Type R is faster around the Nurburgring than RWD track focused cars with more power than the Type R that are well over double the cost.
Just off the top of my head, the Type R has a better 'ring time than...
You have much of that backwards.. The stock Type R beats the Z4, V6 Supra, and BMW M2 on the track and does so with much less power. The Type R is the better built car. The difference in depreciation is a testament to which car is better built.
Android Auto and Apple Carplay are better than iDrive.
I wouldn't say you set expectations too high- you just had the wrong kind of expectations. It sounds like you just want a car that is quick from a stop- a FWD car was never going to be that.
The Type R is a driver's car. The combination of handling performance, braking performance, and...
Find a small auto paint/scratch repair shop. They can paint match and get rid of half a dozen chips and it looks 99.9% perfect unless you really look extremely close and it's only like 50-100 bucks. A large company would charge the better part of a grand for the same work.
Not a chance in hell.
The Type R has a superior power to weight ratio. The SHO is 11.85 pounds per horsepower, Type R is 10.18 pounds per horsepower. If the SHO won from a roll it is 100% driver error. You either had the traction control cutting power or your shifts were slow/not at the right...
Tune it. I didn't tune mine until I was around 21k miles. I'm on a stock car with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S as the only "mod" and a Hondata 93 octane tune. It's a completely different car and I mean that in a good way- the rev hang delete makes shifting even better, you can accelerate like twice...
Loved - How you give up basically nothing by going with an Si. At this price point it is crazy how well equipped it is, how practical it is, and how fun to drive it is.
Hated - Not really hated since it is fixable easy enough with a tune but I wish it had just a tad more power stock.