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I have test driven the type r....
Went to my local dealer this morning to test drive the CTR and I can't stop smiling. I am not technical when it comes to cars so Iíll give you my simple non technical opinionÖ.
Honda Civic Type R GT
First off anyone worried about the red interior like I was don't fear as it's not as bright as it looks in the pictures, it looks really nice and gives the inside a lot of character. I was surprised by the amount of space in the back I am 5í11 and I had loads of head and leg room, ashame they didn't fit a middle rear seat belt though. The front seats are really comfortable they rap around your body making you feel safe and ready for action. The driving position was also excellent. Reading some of the reviews I must say I was worried about the rear view but after driving it I can honestly say I had NO problems with the view, I would recommend you test drive it first before you buy any rear camera and parking sensors. The computer is great thereís loads of information for you to read it looks like its in 3D I suppose it's the same as a normal civic very nice indeed.
Not much to say really the outside is just beautiful thereís a lot more detail than what we see in the pictures the 3 door shell is very sleek and sportier looking. I think the brighter colours will look betters as they stand out more as the bronze just seemed to blend in rather than dazzle the bronze is still ok but I would rather get black than bronze but I still think red is the best choice and itís free..
OMG!!!! What an absolute BEAST this cars handling is unreal now am not sure how is drives on a track but on the roads itís just amazing you just canít take the BIG ass smile of your face. I at 52mph in second gear around a roundabout and the car took the roundabout like it was driving on a straight road bloody amazing. I love the sound of the engine itís really beastly but not to noisy, it makes you feel like there is no other car on the road that can come anywhere near you. The gear change is really smooth and quick and with the arm rest and gear stick in such a perfect position you hardly need to move your arm to change gear. The steering wheel is a good size and feels nice; the steering was also very responsive and did exactly what I needed it to do. The breaks were nothing special just breaks, they were nothing to write about could have been better maybe?
For me there is only 1 bad point and thatís the design of the wheels they look, well to be honest crap Iíll be changing them straight away. Yes I would of liked a rear seat belt for the middle seat but I can live without that and yes I would of liked an extra 25bhp just to shut people up, but after driving the type r I really donít care about bhp anymore. The drive of this car is unreal itís so smooth and responsive and is perfectly balanced, itís by far the best looking hot hatch on the road today with an inside to match, I mean come on after looking inside a civic every other car looks dated.
I just loved this car it is amazing and worth the hype and the wait.
Honda has done an excellent job with this car, hats off to Honda.
Roll on March 1st