Featured 2017 Civic Type R Reviews Compilation

  1. BarracksSi

    BarracksSi Senior Member

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    LONG while ago, yeah. Here's the vid that I made my avatar from (some forums correctly display it as an animated gif, too):


    And one of the other guys late in the day:
     
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    #557 iLovePho, Jun 17, 2019
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    Haha that other guy was me, my old screen name on ClubRSX was Y2A and that's my old car:wave: A couple of old pics I found, the pre-Gopro era ghetto camcorder rig and group car pic:

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    BarracksSi Senior Member

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    Cool! I figured "ILovePho" was a clue; I remembered that the RSX driver was an Asian dude. My camera setup was exactly the same (but a little Canon Elph point-n-shoot, not a camcorder).

    That day was some of the best money I've ever spent on the car. I wish I had the time and money to dedicate to autocrossing -- mainly time, as most of my summer weekends were spent traveling for my job. I'm gonna get my wife on-course one of these days.
     
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    Yes it was, I want to do it again, probably have to retake the course since its been forever since I last autocrossed lol. I'm with you on the time part, I moved up here to NY to finish school and start my career---main reason I sold the RSX. Things settled down a bit and we're in a bigger place, but needed a car again, so I convinced my wife to let me buy the CTR:D. But weekends are family time for me as well, so barely any time to do car related stuff.
     
  5. BarracksSi

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    I may have missed my window of opportunity for a CTR. When we moved from DC to MD, both of our cars failed the inspection needed to change their tags (totally legit failures, tbh), and my wife used it as an excuse for a new pair of cars. She upgraded from her Camry to a CR-V, and I got my Sport Touring -- because it was available, unlike how the CTR was still rare as unicorn poop back in Spring '17.

    I'm starting a new, better-paying job this week, too, but she's still thumbs-down on swapping the easy-driving S/T for a manual-shift CTR. And I have to admit, I'd have a hard time giving up the high-tech bits like adaptive cruise control.

    Plus, if I go racing again, I'd need to buy a new helmet as the SA rating on mine has expired (I think). But that's fine, because I got it signed by Richard Petty a few years ago.

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    https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a28115797/2019-honda-civic-type-r-reliability-maintenance/

    C&D got their new long-term 2019 Type R....

    This is not cool though:
     
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    AutoBild - so the video is in German, but you can turn on Google auto-translate into English.

    Current 'ring 'FWD record' Megane RS Trophy vs. FK8.

    tl;dw: same track: FK8 1:38.39; Megane 1:38.56 MSRP's: FK8 39157Euro; Megane RS Trophy 39190Euro

     
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    Another review..
     
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    Top sped video (Not me)

     
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    Not much to see but i've only heard/read of top speeds between 168 and 170 mph. 175 is impressive.
     
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    Based on tach should have gone 184 (@7000 rpm), if they hadn't run out of gas!
    Suspect 18" tires or smaller.
     
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    Not really a review but if you're bored........

     
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    And only $10,000/second to go that much faster (7:40 vs 7:43)!
    Oh, and you can't get it in the USA.
     
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