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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 30th January 2007, 15:13 Thread Starter
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Is it just me, or does the fact that the Type-R has a black grill instead of the reflectors make it look just a little bit flat, I would say on looks alone that my Milano Red looks more aggresive at the front with the reflectors and the fogs than the Type-R that Pottsy photographed and Jenson drove. I know it makes it distinctive, but it looks boring.

Or is it just me?
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I totally agree, i thought it was dumb choise to remove the "glass" grille from the type-r... IMHO it would have have been much nicer if it had the glass front with a red Honda logo.

Especially in the black color it would look wicked if it had smoked glass grille
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I agree as well.
I'm not sure how it would look really; but the meshed grill BEHIND the glass front might have been nice!
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Talking Hmmm...

I can't remember, but I'm sure that I read/saw somewhere that the R would have a darker finished (smoked?) front and rear end treatment?

Perhaps they decided that it would need a grille to let more air through for cooling, given that these things can be caned a bit?!!

I'll stick with my 1.8 ta. I've got lots of mods I want to do, but if only time/money permits!
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If i get a new job, the type-r is mine
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I too agree that a large 'part' of the look of the front end is that the lights wrap right round.

by putting the mesh in, it's much more 'normal' - not a good thing

And yes, early photos, even official ones, did have darkened lenses front and back - I was getting very excited about them in here!

I'm in two minds about whether to go for the black section between the rear indicators... But then my Civ is NHB - not sure it would work at all on any other colour.

Mesh behind a clear cover on the front might have looked good - but I certainly won't be rushing out for the mesh grill.
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the front end looks, was one of the main reasons i bought one, most new cars look the same as another make on the road, and the dashes of other cars are so boring, civic ticked all the boxes for me

if you look at the concept of this the only thing they changed was the indicators in the mirrors, most other makes do a concept, keep the concepts name but it looks nothing like the concept.; honda took the gamble amd it paid off big time.

i know we all moan about the little faults but thats the price we pay for have the newest and best looking car on the road.
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I might be in the minority - but I prefer the mesh to the "Cylon" look...

I'm taking one out for a spin tomorrow - I might just compare them side to side whilst I'm there !
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Having seen quite a lot of the R, I have to say that it looks more like a "normal-mobile" with the grille.....

They could really do with the smoked front lenses (unless they're saving them for something else?!) to make it still look a little different to run of the mill motors.

I'm eventually going for a Type-S, I think that's enough for me as its' 99% of what I need!
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