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As there are lots of type r fans here I would like to know if there are any alternatives... Because I can't think of any!

Currently I have an EP3 which I have put time and money in with a best dyno of 239 bhp. This is my 2nd EP3 and I had an FN2 beforehand with some nice mods which I stupidly sold.

I may need a bigger car soonish and can't think of anything that could offer the space and type r fun, coupled with reasonable running and buying costs (£5-10k). Having a child did not stop me having an EP3, but if/when there is another baby the FN2 may just make it easier.

Also if I ever needed 5 seats there is the option of a type s rear seat conversion.

There are lots of big hot / hotter hatches which do the job, mostly turbo options. Problem is I have test driven cars like a Mazda 3 MPS, and I would find it brilliant for a few months, but then hanker after the revs, vtec and gearbox of a type r. These elements make the car better to drive when pottering around slowly IMO, and you can still work the car under vtec and not be doing silly speeds. I'm not even worried about big performance as have tried that already.

Accord type r or euro r could work but are rare and many are showing their age now.

An FD2 is too expensive.

What say you peeps? Have I missed anything? Any like minded type r fans that have found and kept something else?
 

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PS. Noticed that I have been very specific in requirements, on top of being a big type r fan...

... Therefore don't think I can expect any alternatives.

Although I do like the GT86 but it is too expensive and maybe no more practical. I like that it is N/A and aimed at fun before speed. Even minor mods seem great. Some say it's like a RWD EP3.
 

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There aren't many, if any, alternatives to the civic type r for the high revving fun mixed with space and practicality. FN2 is about as practical you'll get. Turbos I find a bit dull, big engines I have yet to experience (apart from an R8).
 

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Buy a modded FN2 every now and then a good looked after example comes up


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Much cheaper way of doing things.

That's what I have done with a few previous cars, and when you get a like minded careful knowledgeable owner then it's much safer.

Tried to do this with my current EP3 but found a mint standard one so spent money modding this one. Nice experience but expensive.

Only require light mods on an FN2 so should be easier to find one.
 

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Lifting kids into the rear will become tiresome
How about a 5 door FK and a K20 conversion ?
Never seen it done before.
 

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Much cheaper way of doing things.

That's what I have done with a few previous cars, and when you get a like minded careful knowledgeable owner then it's much safer.

Tried to do this with my current EP3 but found a mint standard one so spent money modding this one. Nice experience but expensive.

Only require light mods on an FN2 so should be easier to find one.
FAIL - picking up standard one next week.

Bigger car had to be an FN2, will be my 4th type r so they must be under my skin.
 

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There's a 246bhp n/a fn2 on ebay at the moment. Don't think I could get away with a second one :D
 
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