Real Life Public Reaction to Your CTR

?
  1. Generally Positive

    87.5%
  2. Generally Negative

    1.9%
  3. No One Really Notices

    10.6%
  1. rnh204

    rnh204 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2017
    Posts:
    135
    Thanked:
    114
    Location:
    New York
    First Name:
    Roger
    Car(s):
    2018 CW CTR #8445 | 2010 Porsche 911 GT3RS (Track Car) | 2014 Infiniti QX80 (Family Tow Car) | 2013 Trailex CT-84180 (Trailer)
    Mostly positive.. Its my primary commute car, and I have gotten props from pick up truck drivers, thumbs up from a 991Gt3 and a couple of motorbikes.

    I've let several of my friends take it for a spin and all spoke positively. One actually picked up a black one recently.
     
  2. Tim818

    Tim818 King Of The ‘Ring

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Posts:
    1,455
    Thanked:
    1,283
    Location:
    Texas
    Car(s):
    2006 Civic EX, 2018 CTR
    Lol pretty much exactly where I live...if you’re not driving a bro truck or a muscle car your ride is going to be hated on.
     
  3. sysjl

    sysjl Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2017
    Posts:
    149
    Thanked:
    178
    Occupation:
    RN
    Location:
    Dallas
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Car(s):
    2018 Civic Type R, 2014 Subaru Outback
    I have been totally unnoticed so far in my area. No comments or looks. Honestly would rather have it that way.
     
  4. callmedh

    callmedh Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Posts:
    69
    Thanked:
    41
    Location:
    Marietta, Georgia
    First Name:
    David
    Car(s):
    2018 Honda Civic Type R
    All positive responses, people on the road seem to love the way it looks (as opposed to the reviews). But sometimes it is hard to answer the question of "what kind of car is it". You tell them it is a Honda Civic Type R. They say "Oh, a Honda Civic", and you realize that most people have no idea about the Type R.
     
  5. 6starwars

    6starwars Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Posts:
    22
    Thanked:
    13
    Location:
    Charlottesville, VA
    First Name:
    Mike
    Car(s):
    2018 CW CTR, 2017 Tacoma
    What color is your CTR? I am in C’ville and have only seen one other around, a PMM owned by the Sales Manager in Staunton. I have CW.
     
  6. 2018ChampwhiteCTR

    2018ChampwhiteCTR Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2018
    Posts:
    102
    Thanked:
    37
    Location:
    Bronx
    First Name:
    Alex
    Car(s):
    2018 Honda Civic type r; 2014 Honda Pilot; 2001 Honda prelude
    All positives so far!! Even yesterday being stopped at a light and a white BMW M4 rolls up besides me and wanted to go. Not sure if anyone is familiar with ocean parkway in Brooklyn...too many speed traps!!
     
  7. sushi

    sushi Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Posts:
    133
    Thanked:
    93
    Location:
    Michigan
    First Name:
    Mike
    Car(s):
    2017 civic type R
    Honestly, I received more attention with my former car which was a Hellcat. Im OK with it. Although, the Hellcat’s are a dime a dozen out here. I see challengers every 5 seconds in my area. They are everywhere
     
  8. georgewny

    georgewny 66 Stang / 80 Triumph TR7 Spider

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Posts:
    38
    Thanked:
    32
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    NY
    Car(s):
    66 Shelby GT350H convertible clone (black n gold), '07 Honda Odyssey EX (blue), '11 BMW 335IX (diamond sapphire black), '14 Mercedes C300 Pearl White, '16 Honda Civic EX w Sensing (rallye red)
    Yeah, I know Ocean pkwy, and more then likely you would lose your license if you raced there!
    Also, that would be a interesting race, BMW M4 is no slouch!
    I believe the BMW's have over 425 plus HP and about 3800 lbs and handling is in BMW's DNA.
    But the CTR is a beast at 306 HP and weighing in at around 3100 lbs, and brought to us by the same engineers that created the NSX, so Honda can make even a Civic perform like a race car as it has accomplished with the CTR.
    So it would be a very interesting race, am betting it would all be determined upon whom is the better driver as both of these cars are awesome.
    But considering you could probably buy a CTR and a Si and still have money left over vs buying a M4, I kinda like the idea of a Si as my daily driver and the CTR for weekend balls to the wall fun!
     
    xbbnx thanked this.
  9. ninjawordsmith

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2018
    Posts:
    25
    Thanked:
    13
    Location:
    Utah
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Car(s):
    07 civic, 2011 Odyssey Touring Elite, 2018 CTR RR
    So far, reactions have been very positive. My favorite so far was the first person to see it. It was being unloaded from the delivery truck and a little kid rode by on his bike headed to school, his mouth hung open and he said wow in a soft voice. It seemed totally involuntary and made me smile.
     
  10. erbee

    erbee Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Posts:
    1,480
    Thanked:
    1,040
    Location:
    Orange CA
    Car(s):
    1999 Nissan Altima, 2004 BMW M3
    A m4 with DCT will own a CTR on the road / track if the m4 driver doesn't suck . Well... Most m4 drivers suck . In my area anyway .
     
  11. fk8_#798

    fk8_#798 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Posts:
    177
    Thanked:
    109
    Location:
    Delaware
    First Name:
    pablo
    Car(s):
    2015 civic is fully built engine and tranny supercharged e85 , 2017 civic touring 1.5t sedan., 2017 civic type r hatchback 2.0 turbocharged
    i was at a red light , and because of the look of the ctr i always look back and around the sides to make sure someone isn't going to plow into me ., so i m on the left lane and as i m looking back, i notice the car on the right line is pointing to my ctr while hes trying to get his wife's atten., to also look., as i gripped my steering wheel tightly i said to myself this dude is gonna hit the guy in front of him at the light , i decided to pull away to the side all i can hear is a shabooooom . he completely rear ended the car in-front of him ., i always get thumbs up and stares lol but i love my fu%king type r!
     
  12. jumpskitt

    jumpskitt Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2017
    Posts:
    6
    Thanked:
    7
    Location:
    NW AR
    Car(s):
    2017 Type R CW
    My favorite was when the kids (like 10 year olds) in the neighborhood wanted to take pictures of it when I was washing it.
    But I've gotten the traffic photo-takers, stoplight racers, and people giving thumbs up etc. A few people have stopped in parking lots to ask about it, and I love the car so love talking about it.
    No real negativity, but that might be because I'm a girl and that may surprise the hate out of folks...
     
    yargk and Tim818 thanked this.
  13. bobafettm

    bobafettm Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Posts:
    686
    Thanked:
    783
    Location:
    Metro Detroit, MI
    Car(s):
    2006 Lotus Exige & 2018 Honda Civic Type R
    Exactly. Everything around here is purely SRT or above, GT350 or above, Vettes and Camaros... I've seen your car a few times (at least I'm assuming since there isn't to many blue CTRs here ;) Plus I get rando text from friends whenever they see your car lol
     
  14. R-00620

    R-00620 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2017
    Posts:
    11
    Thanked:
    10
    Location:
    Racine WI
    First Name:
    Mike
    Car(s):
    2017 Civic Type-R
    Still getting looks and appreciation. Got a thumbs-up yesterday morning. My wife, who riding shotgun, thought that maybe it was because of her. ;)

    Mike
     
  15. shihabp79

    shihabp79 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2017
    Posts:
    885
    Thanked:
    466
    Location:
    Dallas
    Car(s):
    '17 Civic Type R #2740
    Same here. I can count on one hand the amount of random people that have said anything at all about my car. And I'd still have fingers to spare.

    Folks, get over the looks of the car, good or bad. It's like y'all have chips on your shoulders or inferiority complexes and then post multiples of these types of threads every few weeks. Enjoy your car for yourself (and your family if that applies to you) and blow off the criticism. Do you think social media randos and auto journalists are driving only the most beautiful, sophisticated and fast Ferraris, Porsches and McLarens? No, they drive boring ass cars, too, the same as anybody else. Doug DeMuro, for instance, trashed the Civic Type R and he drives a clunker Range Rover and an old Defender. He literally knows nothing about sports cars beyond working in a cubicle at Porsche once.

    If it still bothers you, well, you can always sell your CTR for close to what you paid for it and let someone who won't have that anxiety enjoy it. You can then purchase something more in line with mass appeal.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...