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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 27th August 2012, 18:55 Thread Starter
 
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Newbie seeking advice on Type S/Sport

Hello all!

My name's Claire, I'm a 31 year old married mum of 2 from Chelmsford, Essex.

I'm looking to buy a Civic around 2006/7 and have got completely lost and confused by conflicting information all over the place. It seems that the users here know what they are talking about so I hope you can help me please? I have a few questions...

Is a Type S a sport or something different? As when I look at images of Sport's there is no Type S badge.

If it is not the same, what's the difference?

I liked the Type R but I need 5dr so thought the Type S would be the next best option.

All comments from those who know will be gratefully received, thanks for reading.

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Hi and welcome to the forum

The type-s is not available in a 5 door.
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Thanks for the quick reply and the welcome

That explains a lot! I found loads of 5dr on Autotrader but they were the old shape, nothing newer. I was becoming rather frustrated! I guess the Sport is the sexiest option available to me then?
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Welcome along Clare here is the spec for the Type S Civic - Type S - Civinfo Wiki

If you want 5 door then EX or SE or Sport here is the spec for the 5 Door Civic - 5 Door - Civinfo Wiki

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Hi and welcome

Type s was only in 3dr the sport is a 5dr
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Welcome along!

If you like gadgets then go for the ex
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Thanks everyone for your comments. I've read the spec on the link suggested by fatboy-pete and it's great to read something that tells it how it is in a way I can understand! I have a better idea of what I'm looking for now.

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Hello and welcome Claire...
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Welcome Claire,
We have two young kids and we have a Type R and a Type S both 3 door and it's easier than you think... Go on get a Type R
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yeah ive got two kids and it is really easy with a type r

but if they were 11plus then better with a 5 door

Or go for an Es rather than a sport if i was you. cost wise the Es is a better overall option
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Hello and welcome Claire, my Type R is my family car with 2 kids have no probs they are 11 & 12yrs old
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Hi and welcome to the forum

Type R and Type S are both 3 door

Type S and 5 door civic have same engine options, only difference is in the back doors

Type R is faaaaaaaast


I drive a child often in my car and use back doors a lot so I went for the 5 door version rather than constantly getting out of my seat and moving it. Also easier if you need to use magic seats 'cause back doors open fully to a 90°angle so a lot easier access to the back. But it all depends what you need the car for. And with some work 5 door can look just as good!
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Hi Clare, my Type R is my daily car and I have 2 kids, 5 and 3 and don't have any issues.
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Hi and welcome to the forum

Type R and Type S are both 3 door

Type S and 5 door civic have same engine options, only difference is in the back doors

Type R is faaaaaaaast
Also I think, the suspension is stiffer, and it has a slightly different body shape, and front grill.
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Hi Mrs R

Petrol or Diesel ?

You might also like the "Magic Seats" that come with the five door models.
I'm unsure if three door versions come with these seats ?
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Thanks for taking the time to reply everyone, I really value your opinions. I'm still looking but have found one I think I'll get. The only issue is that it has the black plastic bump strips on the doors which I can't stand. Have any of you changed them from black to colour coded? I'm looking for one in red so black will really stand out.

As much as I love the thought of a Type R or S, I have to go for a 5dr. I had a 3dr car when my youngest was little and it was a nightmare strapping in car seats etc. Unfortunately I still have a few years of that to go!
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