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Hey,

My real name is Carl and I am from the West Midlands...

Been over on CTRO and TRO from the start of them really, but only recently been back on after I sold my 2nd Type R in April 2008. Had one of the first ones back in 2002 when they were released and sold it regrettably, I then ended up buying the second one.

Now it appears I am doing the same all over again :lol:

Ever since getting rid of the last one, I never want to keep any of the cars, especially as they are not in the same class, had a Megane 1.9DCi first while I did some saving for deposit etc... It didn't last long and just over a year it was part exchanged for a BMW 116d Sport, which in fact I did like although a bit under powered (was planning a little mod) but the reason for the new car was so I didn't have any issues. In the short time I had it, I called BMW assistance out twice, it went to the dealers 2/3 times and it just started griping me, so again I started looking around. The prices I was getting for it too pushed me into changing at the time too and this is when I got the current car, a Citroen DS3 1.6 HDi, I liked the look of it, was economical and cheap to run, but I never drive it. I go to work and back with it and that is it.

When I used to have my Type R's I would go out just for a drive, but now I don't with any of the cars since, and I miss that. The fact I did around 10-12,000 miles when I had my Type R's but now I have not even got to 6,000 miles with this one since I had it at the end of March last year, and I go to the same place of work too :lol: says something.

I did not realise the prices Type R's were these days, the fact you can pick up a decent facelift EP3 for around £4k or even an FN2 for around £7k is just too tempting. I wish I had got one before the DS3 now, but just didn't look as I just thought it would not be possible.

So although I have only had the DS3 for less than a year, I will be looking at getting rid of this and then be on the search for my 3rd Type R :D

I just don't know what to get for the best really, when the FN2 was released I went for an extended test drive with a mate, no dealer present ;) and found it okay but not as liked as the EP3 for me, it was all a bit too refined. However now the EP3 is getting a little dated and mods are available for the FN2 to make it more lively perhaps I should be looking at one of these?

With the FN2 for me is the rear, never been keen, interior is awesome, side and view from the front look great. However I am starting to look past this, especially with it in silver.

Anyway enough of my ramblings, seen a few people mention this site so I thought I would pop over and have a nose :D

If you have read all that thanks, if not then I don't blame ya :lol:
 

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Hi and welcome Carl sounds like you could be changing your car again soon then? Hope you find something that your really like. When I was last looking around I just found the FN2 just ticked more of the boxes than anything else in the same price range.
 

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Welcome along mate.

Yes you were rambling on a bit. Lol

Good luck on finding an FN2.

If your not too keen on the back you could always whack a Mugen rear wing on it.
 

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Hi, i remeber your cosmic ep3 you sold as it was very nice and as for the fn2 i agree with you but having not driven an R for nearly 3 years now it seems fine in fact better as my memory also tells me the faults of the ep3 like road noise which is now gone plus the fact i would no longer buy a car without cruise control
 

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yeah I still remember it too [smilie=crying.gif] :lol:

The sad thing is I still remember the date it went too, 26th April 2008 :(

Couple of pics of it, through a couple of wheel changes and facelifts





Gone but certainly not forgotten, I do wonder where it is sometimes
 

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Welcome Carl, hope you find one soon.
 

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Right, could be in Type R ownership a bit quicker than planned

Have been in contact with a garage who can give me a favourable price on my DS3 and they have a nice Silver FN2 Civic Type R, GT spec with Sat Nav + HFT.

Silver is my prefered colour for the FN2 so on to a winner already, going to try and go and have a look at it tomorrow fingers crossed. Its just undergoing preperation as it has only just arrived so need to call them first before I go over.


Already excited and not even seen it yet, probably be a load of rubbish when I get there but I am hoping its as good as the photo shows.

If that is the case then a deal will be done, already looking at mods and Hondata Flashpro

 
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