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      03-22-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Went to test drive a civic type R yesterday. 200bhp...Though that it would be fast, but was really disappointed. Didn't even feel the vtec point cross over...no torque at all!!!.....only felt a bit fast when i was in the 7000-8000 rpm range....but manual gearbox is awesome!!!....so much control!!!...I miss a manual gearbox....the 335i would be lethal with a manual gearbox!!!!
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I thought you could get 335i with manual?
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you can, in my opinion, it's a little bit of a handful though, my brain can only spare so much capacity from trying not to hit stuff in front of me to remember to change smoothly, but then I'm no shumy, G33's car was INSANE with a manual.. even more brutal to drive than mine I'm sure

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Kins looked great going up the strip also.
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Didn't even feel the vtec point cross over...no torque at all!!!.....only felt a bit fast when i was in the 7000-8000 rpm range....
Bet it only had normal fuel in - these NEED 98 RON or higher for the VTEC to work properly - I had a Celica T-sport and with low octane unleaded, could not feel the VVTLI kick in at all. Tight wad dealer lol!

Compared to the 335i tho, not surprised it didn't feel that quick - lack of low rev torque is the main problem
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yeah they come with manual gearboxes as well...but mine is auto...
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One does 0-60 in 7 sec the other 5.5, one does 0-100 in 13's and the other 17's lOL
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VTEC just kicked in, YO

Been waiting post that for aaaaaages no good Jap cars out at the moment except for the wonderful GTR
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VTEC just kicked in, YO

Been waiting post that for aaaaaages no good Jap cars out at the moment except for the wonderful GTR
looool that cracks me up, alwasy reminds me of these








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The Civic Type R is slow as hell and woefully underpowered - i test drove it when it first came out and was bitterly disappointed. I had a standing start race with one from traffic lights when i had my 335i and left it for dead, i actually felt sorry for the guy!!! Did anyone see that traffic cops programme the other night where a Civic Type R left the road and landed on someones roof?? Guy walked away from the crash so at least it proves the safety features work on it!!
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My mate has a Civic Type R and wished he'd never bought it
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Paul, he might aswell sell it then.

There not bad cars, there a 200bhp hatch at the end of the day.

Great fun for a boyraver.
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loved my Type R's both Accord and Civic's when I had them, and screaming that engine round to 8000 rpms always put a smile on my face, but I think I would feel the lack of low down torque now, after having the 330d
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lol...yeah of course they can't compare to our BMWs, completly different league. Hoped they would "feel" fast at 200bhp! But the UK Civic didn't. Might go test drive some S2000 and Audi TT this wkend...
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The last car really worthy of wearing the R badge was the integra as they really went to town on it - ie no insulation, thinner windscreen, no radio, no aircon etc! As raw as hell, but i loved mine and will one day buy another!

The Accord was a damned good motor as well - and seriously overlooked as the WRX stole its limelight massively. Quite a few good ones still out there is anyone wants a 4k Q-Car.

But Honda have seemed to get back on course again with the JDM civic type r - 4 doors and a stunning engine. Dont have a play with one of those on the twisties as it will really embarass you!

Been out in one for a testdrive (through lichfield) and was blown away ... if only Honda UK would import them.
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lol, yeah the JDM civic type r 4 door is a beast, saw some of the review videos...
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lol...yeah of course they can't compare to our BMWs, completly different league. Hoped they would "feel" fast at 200bhp! But the UK Civic didn't. Might go test drive some S2000 and Audi TT this wkend...
Kev, why do you want to test drive cars that are no way near as quick as yours let alone as nice?
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Kev, why do you want to test drive cars that are no way near as quick as yours let alone as nice?

Just bored mate! ....I'm such a loser! got nothing else to do on a saturday! HAHAHA....too lazy to wash the car!!! and I just bought some Meguiars Tech Wax from halfords!!! and I still need to use all my Autogylm Aqua Wax!!!

On a serious note, I just want to know what each of these "sports"/ "hot hatch" cars can do really.

Audi TTS, S5, Type Rs, Golf R32s, Mazda RX8 R3, Nissan 350z and 370, Ford RS / ST, Evo x , Imprezza sti, etc

they're all on my list to test!!! LOL....anything above 200bhp and under 40k
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Just bored mate! ....I'm such a loser! got nothing else to do on a saturday! HAHAHA....too lazy to wash the car!!! and I just bought some Meguiars Tech Wax from halfords!!! and I still need to use all my Autogylm Aqua Wax!!!

On a serious note, I just want to know what each of these "sports"/ "hot hatch" cars can do really.

Audi TTS, S5, Type Rs, Golf R32s, Mazda RX8 R3, Nissan 350z and 370, Ford RS / ST, Evo x , Imprezza sti, etc

they're all on my list to test!!! LOL....anything above 200bhp and under 40k

Audi TTS will jsut about hang onto a stock 335i, but it is no faster, ive driven one. Sounds lovely.

S5 is ever so slightly faster than a 335i in a straightline. Round Anglesey it was slower than a 335i. Tune the 335i and it walks the S5. Better and more stylish though is the interior of the Audi.

Type -R as you know are waste of time as are R32 golfs. Slow as you like.

Dont bother with RX8 either mate, no torque.

350z again is not close to a 335 in any respect.

Focus RS is a nice car, but bit chavvy and also FWD.

EVO X, try a FQ 360, there supposed to be immense, Rolling though you should hang onto one.

Imprezza STI, well quick enough but pretty ugly.
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oh thanks Carlos!!! just ruined all my driving test experience now! LOL ...., but Yeah was expecting most of the stuff You've mentioned....

still gona go and check it out! Some dealers are quite close to me anyways....and they do have a warm welcome when they see the 335 coming!!! LOL...at the Lexus dealer, last sat I was treated like a king! LOL....unfortunately, couldn't get a test drive as they said they needed both parts of my driving licence (and I didn't even book as well...)
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