Ditching 1.8 Type S for Type R - Civinfo
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 18th July 2019, 20:13 Thread Starter
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Ditching 1.8 Type S for Type R

I think I want to do this. I can afford a lot better cars than an 8G Type R, but I think the new Rs are hideous and I just like this shape. My old Type S GT-T has 36k on the clock. What is the price difference here?

Anyway, just perusing Autotrader and... these 8G Rs are like hen's teeth? Is this going to be a labored find? Will most Rs now be knackered?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 18th July 2019, 21:21
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There are plenty around, keep looking.

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There are enough out there, but there were only about 7,500 registered in UK I believe.
I suspect you will have to come over the water to get one though.

There are 166 on autotrader now with lots in the Midlands and Scotland.
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I traded my old FN1 for an FN2 and never regretted it one bit.

Looked for a while to find one local in SW Scotland in the condition I wanted.

Iím thinking of selling it now or keeping it and going down the supercharged route.
Trouble is I donít actually know what else I would have as a replacement!
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Trouble is with an fn2 its not miles per gallon its smiles per gallon believe me !
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Do it!
It will be a task to find low milage, looked after, excellent history example, but market price for this cars went down recently(donít understand why - its a car that been sent from heaven ), so you have a chance to find a good example for cheap. Good time to buy fn2.
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Get on the ferry to Scotland, there's about 3,000 championship white fn2s north of the border

Seriously, I've had a 1.8 and an fn2, you won't regret it.
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Trouble is with an fn2 its not miles per gallon its smiles per gallon believe me !
The smiles per gallon also comes with bullet proof reliability compared to other marques. Driven sensibly you can get 30mpg out of one, that's still very good for a high revving N/A engine.
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