Join Date: 14th May 2007
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In Australia, ive been driving my 8th Gen Type R for nearly 5 years now and i still get people in the street admiring the car. Even i still admire the car. The design might be 6 years old, but it has really stood the test of time in Australia where the market isnt saturated with them.
I was willing to put up with Honda's expensive parts and servicing for this because it was worth it. The looks made the 8G feel special even if it was technically flawed. With the 9G, its the other way around. They went too technical and forgot about the looks. Because it looks like most cars out there i would no longer stand out from the crowd in one of these, so i wont be getting one.
Im looking at a Hyundai Veloster Turbo when it arrives. It has the looks that will keep me excited for years, and the only thing im sacrificing here is the better interior of the 9G. I love the HUD in my 8G, i believe all cars should have one. But Hyundai's cheaper parts and serving (gf has a new Elantra) will make everything worth it in the end.