Type S is more comfortable and with a diesel has much better mpg.
Cheaper insurance no doubt.
And purchase price?
I would love a Diesel Type R but until Honda do one, its a Type S with Type R make over for me! I could afford the fuel, but I just can't bare to give the Government one penny more tax than I need to (Robbing Bast*rds, even Dick Turpin had the good grace to wear a mask!). Can we have a vote on who would like a Diesel Type R ?