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Discussion in 'Civic versus...' started by 9xArtanisx9, May 16, 2018.




  1. 9xArtanisx9

    9xArtanisx9 Senior Member

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    Hello, I posting this thread because I'm interest in looking for a new replacement for my civic hatchback sport. The CTR was in my choices along with the Golf R (dsg), S550 Mustang GT, n54 335i, 2015 Sti, and a Terminator Cobra. I just wanted some opinions on the CTR based on daily driving and just overall drive quality. I understand the ctr isn't intended for daily driving, but I would love to daily it. I'm not looking for the fastest or the most bonkers car on the list, I like the aesthetics of the ctr. Is it worth upgrading or trading in my hatchback sport? I love my hatch sport, but I think it's time for an upgrade. Thanks!
     
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    Yes, it is worth it. I daily mine with a commute ranging from 45-90 minutes one way sometimes in heavy traffic. My only complaint using it as a daily is that in rush hour traffic I don't get to drive the car to it's potential lol. I have a 6 year old and he has plenty of leg room in the back seat. The hatch is large enough that storage space isn't an issue. The seats are quite comfortable, I've never gotten tired of sitting in them.

    I mainly keep mine in Sport Mode because the roads around here are pretty rough, +R mode gets very stiff with the suspension. Comfort mode softens the ride quite a bit, but I don't like the feel of the steering in Comfort mode.

    The R is so unique, I've only seen 3 other ones on the road in the last year. It is definitely capable of being a daily drive car.
     
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    Thanks for the reply @rey2300. How is the shifting? Is it short, long or just right? Also, if you don't mind me asking, how bad is the insurance? Thanks
     
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    Shifter is very firm and short(maybe 2.5 inch travel from 1st to second) and you can feel when your in gear makes a nice clicking sound and feels right.
     
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    This is the first manual I've ever owned so I can't really compare the shifting to anything else. It was very easy to get used to it though. I've let a few other friends drive it and they said the shifting felt very good.

    Insurance is very affordable. I only pay $64 a month.
     
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    Somewhat old thread, but as long as it takes to mind a Type R and at a good price you may still be in the market. I respond as I have insight on some of the cars you are considering and also I was considering most of the same ones...

    Golf R- I never looked at or considered as I am just not a VW fan for w/e reason. Never have really paid VW much attention.

    S550 Mustang- Almost bought one as I have owned many Mustangs. Just the prices drove me away. Just outrageous for a decent equipped on. Sticker 47K for GT Premium with performance pack, magnaride, and active exhaust. Dealers will typical do 5 to 7K off sticker and then do even greater on previous model years once the new model year starts to arrive.

    335i- is a good car and I have know a few people who loved their 335 and 135.

    Sti- was heavily considering until a member on here gave me his review going from his Sti to his new Type R. The things he said pretty much knock the Sti off my consideration list.

    Terminator Cobra- Just getting up there in age for still a decent premium price. Also hard to find a clean one that hasn't been abused for a reasonable price.

    I have had my Type R for about a week and just got over 600 miles yesterday so up until yesterday I was taking it what I would consider fairly easy and to others maybe really easy or only kind of easy, but none the less not over 4K. Last night after getting over 650 miles I did open it up a little about half throttle and shifts under 5K and I will say you can tell the power is there. The handling you can really tell is there as it feels great around turns. I am coming from a 2013 Boss 302 and saying this so that should give perspective and mean something. haha


    Insurance isn't bad at all really. It is in line with what I expected. I think it is cheaper than my Boss was actually, but I would have to double check that. I think it is about the same as my wife's Pilot to be honest, but again would have to check. I will say I was not in price shock in any way when I added it I do know that.
     
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    I will give my vote to the mustang. The 2018 5.0 is just impressive.
     
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    If you don't have kids, go with the Mustang. If you simply have a soft spot for Honda, you really can't go wrong with the CTR. It is an amazing car and although it doesn't compare to the supercharged C7 Vette I had, it can still hold its own very, very well. Especially with some minor modifications.
     
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    I mean, I wasn't looking at something too new. I wanted a used 2015-2017 mustang gt premium performance pack. I think the CTR's are still overpriced, knowing that I can get more car for the same amount of money. All my friends say it's not worth getting 300hp in fwd since it spins. I mean, I don't really drive fast what so ever. I'll have to think my choices over. I'm test driving the newer Miata Rf Club. I think that might be the car I'm getting. All these high hp cars are only trouble. I can have fun in a Miata while driving slow... lol, plus the retractable fastback is a work of art.
     
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    I had more spin with my 2013 Boss 302 and more spin with my 2011 5.0 both with nice sticky tires than I do with my CTR on stock wheels/tires. The CTR is really engineered amazing. Very little torque steer as well. I haven't launched it from a dead stop, but have done heavy acceleration in 1st-3rd and very little torque steer in straight line. Now when taking a on or off ramp and accelerating you do feel it a little and that is taking getting used to as it is a much different felling with FWD than RWD. I am very used to RWD and not so much FWD. haha

    Miata like you said aren't fast and a whole different animal. Fun cars and like you said a slow car isn't bad. You can have 8 or so seconds of fun and be under the 65MPH speed limit where as the CTR is what 4.8 seconds of fun or the 2013 Boss 302 was 3.8 seconds of fun to stay under 65... haha So yep more fun can be had longer in a slow car. For me though I like my fast cars. I love being laid back in my seat under acceleration. I miss it in coming form a Boss 302 to the CTR, but honestly I think the CTR may handle the on/off ramps better. Shhhh though don't tell my buddies over on the Mustang forum I said that. hahaha
     
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    Do you happen to have a link to the video of the guy that went from STI to a type R. Very curious to watch this
     
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    Wasn't a video it was a member and I chatting on the site through messages back and forth. Sorry!
     
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