Right firstly, as I have been told the 330d's are around 240bhp standard and more torque than you can shake a stick at.
How can you say they got the engine right, when they have had a 2000cc engine pushing out 240bhp in the s2000 for how many years ?? surly things have moved on since then and over 240bhp is very easly achievable straight out the box.
Im not looking for a straight liner, but maybe I expected a little more than the civic had to offer. As for home work on the car before I Bought it, well I did, but everywhere you look has different opinions, Top gear and Fifth gear are different, just look on here ! no one can aggree on airfilters, people come on and say there Type r pulls away from St's, then after you buy one you find out they dont!
Dont get me wrong, I civic is a fantastic looking and very well made and enjoyable to drive, but as I have said before I have had an S1 and S2 elise 160 and not long ago sold a very well sorted Evo6 so I guess the Civic has a very tough act to follow, not that I expect it to compare, I just thought it would be faster, they have no excuse when they have what must be a 8 year?? old 240bhp engine sat on there shelfs.
I would like to add I have no intensions of upsetting people on here,, just my thoughts.
330d's are also considerably heavier than a R ...
I think you're right, you are comparing the CTR to completely different cars and it does have a lot too live up to in your case.
I also wonder why they didn't put the S2000 engine in the R or even why the FD2 is kicking out more power but that is the decision that was made. I know part of it is too meet the euro environmental standards which become compulsory in 2010.
You can't deny it is a very fun and talkative car. Much more than it's rivals. The gearbox is awesome and when driven right it is very rewarding.
If you're idea of homework is too listen too top gear et al then well ........
Surely you knew the CTR was a very difficult car too mod ? Surely you took the car for a test drive and saw the power delivery e.t.c
I respect your opinions as everyone is entitled too one.
I just think you made a MONUMENTAL error and now you're kicking yourself.
Ill give you 10k for it, don't mind another one