Join Date: 5th October 2006
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CivPilot is right. The Type R was rather more marketing exercise than engineering triumph. And as has been said before, all would have been well if it had been presented as a normal, hardened Civic rather than another iteration of a totemic masterpiece.
Trouble is, of course, marketing matters. It's why everyone's in business.
Engineering and marketing are always running into each other. And usually, one of them has to back down.
Problems only happen when the wrong one does the backing down!