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Had my 2010 Type R GT for just over a week and have to say - what a car!

My 2006 Civic 1.8 was getting on a bit and the Boxster is hibernating in the garage and I was lacking driving fun. I test drove a new Focus, Golf, Scirocco and Astra but the Type R was the only one that gave me a silly grin afterwards so had to have it.

Quite impressed with the economy, around 25mpg so far which isn't bad for the short trips I have been doing (the 1.8 gets around 35mpg for the same journeys - although I was giving the R a fair bit more stick). The ride is firm down the country roads to work but my fillings are staying put thankfully. I can see why some people moan about the ride but why buy a hot hatch if you are looking for comfort? Nowhere near as much crashing, banging and rattling than my previous Civic. The stereo is a bit improvement, more bass over the 5 door and the iphone integration is brill. Cant say I have noticed the difference from the limited slip diff, need to drive an older R to compare. The HID's are great, a bit yellow but an easy swap for 6000k units. What an engine! really sounds like a rally car over 5000rpm. Exhaust note is not as vocal as the Boxster but fab for a 4 cylinder.

My only gripe was that I didn't know it's not certified for towing until I read the manual a couple of days later, how am I going to tow my glider trailer now?
 

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Welcome to type R ownership.:)

Stick a towbar on the Boxter. lol.
I have considered it but both exhausts vent to the centre. Just have to buy a third car!

I can't believe the level of grip on these cold, greasy roads, I went around a roundabout at almost 50 and the traction control didn't come on once. My old Civic had a loose rear and used to go through rear brake pads in no time.

We did a power upgrade for Honda at work for the K20, dry sump and pumps and a new cam cover and inlet manifold. Might have a look and see if there are any sets left over, lol.
 

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Good to hear you are enjoying the car and long may it continue!
 

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Good to hear your enjoying the type r. One thing I love about this hatch is the boot size much more space than the Boxster :)
 

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Good to hear your enjoying the type r. One thing I love about this hatch is the boot size much more space than the Boxster :)
The Boxster isn't bad, not saying it's anywhere near as spacious as a Civic but with it's mid engine, the bonnet and boot are for storage & very spacious for a two seater.
No doubting the head room with the roof down, handling is sublime and it takes off like a scalded cat no matter what gear it's in. The brakes are immense and totally fade free, steering is inch perfect and the exhaust goes from quiet to a fabulous howl with a press on the loud pedal. The stereo is fab too although the sound track from the flat 6 is adictive.
They are both very different and love driving them both, the missus's Zafira on the other hand.......
 

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Finally, a clean car and a camera so thought I would show her off. I fitted Mr Bozo's auto mirror folders which are great, I'm one of those people who locks their car without knowing it so seeing the mirrors are folded thirty feet away is reassurance the car is locked.
 

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