Finally test drive CW Type R - But didn't buy it

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    tires are not a big of a deal, you can find cheaper ones for 160. Hankook brand. I'm going with 18's and all season performance myself, 30k mile tires. Car will never see the track and on the street I like my limits bit lower. Always ran all season performance on all my cars and they have plenty of grip least for spirited driving.
     
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    Good move.
     
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    Get an SI and mod it. Save money. Above MSRP is a frickin joke.
     
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    #19 HondaFan2017, Jun 29, 2017
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    I've been saying also the same thing here on the forum: wait until that the car gets out and test it before buying. For me personally a drive-test can completely make/break a car purchase. I tested the FK2R like you on highway/city and was not impressed compared to what I drive. Was not enough to make the effort and sign for it.
    As you did, this is the best thing to ask yourself when purchasing about anything: does the expense justify for your needs/typical usage?
     
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    I must agree with your assessment 100%, especially the test drive part. I was going to buy the CTR at MSRP + $5K accessories even if they don't let me test drive it. But after I test drove it, my willingness to pay above MSRP went away. I have driven Nissan ***Z, Toyota Supra turbo, BMW (Z4, M2), Acura NSX, Corvett Stingray, so I have some ideas about fun driving sports car at various price range. I really think the CTR fits perfectly in the $35K range. I have to admit that I did feel uneasy sitting in this car at my age (Turning 40 in a few months). I had spent many months mentally preparing myself NOT to let age get in the way, but when people smile at me while I was driving the car, I did feel a bit awkward.
     
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    I understand what you're saying about youre age. You would probably think a kid in their 20's would be driving this car. How many kids in their 20's can even afford this at MSRP?

    As long as your happy with it that should be the only thing that matters.
     
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    You have some nice cars! The benchmark was set too high for Type R I guess. It kind of happened to me experiencing a 718. I realized you can get even more driving enjoyment/other things. So I started seeing FK8 R more critical.
    Regarding the age of 40, common... Life's too short to live for the others. I am close - 35 and while I have a profession, responsibilities I feel as detached as I was in high school. :)
     
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    These tires only last around 10K miles??? :eek:.
     
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    #24 zroger73, Jun 29, 2017
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    That's what the Type R's window sticker warns...

     
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    Yeap

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    You can switch with Michelin PS after. They last longer and offer similar performance. FK2R owners were doing this.
     
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    I see that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tire is priced similarly to the OEM Continental Sport Contact 6 tire (a set will run $1,500-$1,600 installed). The PS4S has a treadwear rating of 300 vs. 240 for the SC6 which implies that if the latter lasts 10,000 miles, then the former may last 12,500 miles. At least the Michelin has a 30,000-miles treadlife warranty - about half that of a typical, all-season tire. The OEM tires have no treadlife warranty. There don't appear to be any choices (at least on Tirerack.com) for all-season tires that fit the Type R's wheels.
     
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    Well yea the type R is a waste of money to be driving legal speeds in. Hell I went to jail driving my s2000 as it should be I don't need a stinking Type-R. I am looking for one or similar car for track use only but more than likely will end up in another s2000
     
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    Hell I'm 42 and I could care less what people think. The funny thing is I get thumbs up from people of all ages. Asking me questions at stop lights, people taking video of it while I'm pumping my gas...I'll never care what people think about me or what I'm driving. Just my 2 cents! Smart move on your part after they tried to jack you around. Thank god my dealer was fair and the great thing was my salesman actually did my finance paperwork, so it was easy and painless:)
     
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