2017 Si -> 2019 R & super happy

  1. Jake Speed

    Jake Speed Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2017
    Posts:
    79
    Thanked:
    95
    Location:
    East Bay Area, CA
    Car(s):
    2019 Civic Type R, 2017 CR-V AWD Touring
    I enjoyed the Si, but always wished it were dialed up just a bit more, mostly in terms of handling. And I’m not a fan of the heavy flywheel & rev hang; rev matching was a job, not a joy.

    I understand why they made some of the trade-offs from the previous gen (I drove a ‘13 for 4 years), but ultimately, I think they reduced the overall “sportiness” more than I’d have wished. It also bugged me that the difference between Sport and not is so subtle.

    The R does not disappoint!

    And it’s nice to be “back” in one again: I had a 2000 ITR & loved it until I made the mistake of driving my friend’s S2000. I subsequently owned a 2002 S & then a 2005.

    Unfortunately, it’s a rainy day, but I am very happy with the handling (and the car in general) so far.

    Went with PMM to balance the looks a bit. My wife thinks it’s too outrageous looking (mostly because I’m 46), but I think that’ll change once she drives it. ;). 11-year-old daughter loves it!
     
  2. PowerPerLiter

    PowerPerLiter Specific Output

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2018
    Posts:
    1,028
    Thanked:
    768
    Location:
    Midwest
    Car(s):
    91 Talon TSI AWD 6262 280's N20 and 87 Buick Regal T 6776bb built N20
    Awesome dude! Congrats!
     
    MutatedMango and Jake Speed thanked this.
  3. jhokie

    jhokie Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2018
    Posts:
    28
    Thanked:
    21
    Location:
    Florida
    Car(s):
    2019 Civic Type R
    Congratulations!!! The Type R is an amazing performance machine for the price!

    I recently went from an SI to a WRX to a 2019 Type R. Luckily the SI and WRX held their value so well that my car swaps were cheaper than many people lease cars for.

    Let me give you a word of warning. Those stock tires are very soft... be very careful until you use the tread and can swap to something else!!! I barely curbed a tire and the sidewall is gouged. Never damaged a tire so easily before in my life.
     
    Jake Speed thanked this.
  4. Nanook

    Nanook Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Posts:
    404
    Thanked:
    248
    Location:
    Chester, VA
    First Name:
    JP
    Car(s):
    2009 Accord, 2018 Pilot, 2017 Si, 2018 CTR
    Congrats! Picked the right color too. Went with PMM myself for same reason. It’s grown on me though.

    If your wife is anything like mine driving it will make no difference.
     
    Jake Speed thanked this.
  5. OP
    OP
    Jake Speed

    Jake Speed Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2017
    Posts:
    79
    Thanked:
    95
    Location:
    East Bay Area, CA
    Car(s):
    2019 Civic Type R, 2017 CR-V AWD Touring
    I’m hesitant to say this, given that I’ve only driven it in the rain/on wet roads, but I suspect this may be the best-handling car I’ve ever driven. And I’ve driven some really good cars (ITR, S2000, 135i w/Performance Suspension, 2013 Si w/Eibach Pro Kit Anti-Roll bars & springs, 2017 Si).

    I finally feel like I’m not going to be wishing it felt flatter, firmer, etc. And yet amazingly compliant and comfortable; Honda engineers really outdid themselves!
     
    xbbnx, krees, toddrhodes and 1 other person thanked this.
  6. toddrhodes

    toddrhodes Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Posts:
    704
    Thanked:
    743
    Occupation:
    Product Manager
    Location:
    Indiana
    First Name:
    Todd
    Car(s):
    '18 CTR #16979, '18 Odyssey
    I'm coming up close to 1 year of having the CTR and the handling bit is perfect to me and the occasional track day. I have no desire for upgraded RSB or to lower it. IMO, for the average owner, lowering is as aesthetic as it is functional. Absolutely nothing wrong with that as they look fantastic with 265/35 tires with proper offset rims, lowered slightly. Maybe if I just completely run out of areas to spend money on, I'll do it, but it's expensive to do once you factor in camber kits and such.

    Either way, glad you're enjoying it. I just recently went to the track with mine and all that money I spent on mods and changes (aside from ones which help keep things cool) felt a bit of a waste. The car is exceptionally capable and fun right out of the box.
     
    Jake Speed thanked this.
  7. MutatedMango

    MutatedMango Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2019
    Posts:
    266
    Thanked:
    103
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Car(s):
    '19 Civic Si coupe
    Congrats bro that's most of our's dream car on this forum!! And hey it's still a 10th gen Civic so we'll still keep you on here haha
     
    Jake Speed thanked this.
  8. DeVo

    DeVo Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Posts:
    365
    Thanked:
    212
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    Car(s):
    2019 Civic Type R #21399
    Congrats! I traded in my 17 Si Coupe for my 19 R. The only negatives I have are I'm spending more on gas, I need tires already, and I miss lane watch. Therefore, I regret nothing!
     
    Jake Speed thanked this.
  9. krees

    krees Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2017
    Posts:
    627
    Thanked:
    535
    Location:
    FL
    Car(s):
    2018 Civic type r & 2017 Subaru WRX
    Congrats on the upgrade! I also approve of your color choice. Made the si to type r switch as well and have enjoyed almost every day since!
     
    Jake Speed thanked this.
  10. R-10552

    R-10552 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2019
    Posts:
    151
    Thanked:
    144
    Location:
    NJ
    First Name:
    Russ
    Car(s):
    2018 Honda Civic TypeR, 2003 Acura RSX TypeS, 2019 Civic Si (wife's)
    Congrats on the upgrade! I'm almost 40 and I was a bit concerned about the appearance of the car when it was first revealed....but who cares! I love it and it's something I've been waiting for. I'm going to own this forever so I suspect I'll look even sillier driving it at 70....LOL
     
    Jake Speed thanked this.
  11. SDotLee

    SDotLee Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2018
    Posts:
    16
    Thanked:
    20
    Location:
    Houston
    First Name:
    Steve
    Car(s):
    2018 Civic SI Coupe
    Who cares what others think, do what makes you happy. If driving a Type R makes you happy, go for it! In the end, only true car enthusiasts will understand what we do and why we do it!
     
    Jake Speed thanked this.
  12. Harlaquin

    Harlaquin Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2017
    Posts:
    1,521
    Thanked:
    1,142
    Location:
    USA
    Car(s):
    2017 Type R and a beater ford focus
    Hell im 46 and i get in the car and act like im 17. I got subs, mods, wrap. If I remember correctly I dont need anyones approval to enjoy my life my way. I got mishimoto intake. Now I can drive by people all Rrrrr whhhooshhhhh. With turbo blow off. They all look. My girlfriend shakes her head and I giggle like someone told a fart joke.
    You do you brother the hell with what people think.
     
    Jake Speed, CbusHondaFan and krees thanked this.
  13. krees

    krees Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2017
    Posts:
    627
    Thanked:
    535
    Location:
    FL
    Car(s):
    2018 Civic type r & 2017 Subaru WRX
    This!
     
    Jake Speed thanked this.
  14. WhatThePuck

    WhatThePuck Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Posts:
    346
    Thanked:
    161
    Location:
    Colorado
    Car(s):
    2006 Acura Rsx, '19 CW CTR 23909
  15. MutatedMango

    MutatedMango Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2019
    Posts:
    266
    Thanked:
    103
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Car(s):
    '19 Civic Si coupe
    Congratulations, I wanna do the same exact thing in a couple of years lol
     
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...