Does anyone know if they plan to make one for grown ups?
Maybe I am not the demographic (old guy in my 40s), but I do like the styling. Not sure if I would own one, but I do like it. There are too many boring cars on the road and this will definitely stand out. I am real surprised about the cost. $35k is a great price for this car.
Can't they just make a new DC2 ITR? That is Type-R to me, not this garbage...
I owned a DC2 GSR, which I loved, but sadly I wouldn't even cross-shop this new CTR with the Golf R, STI, RS, even if Honda thinks I should. Someone that can afford a $35K+ sport compact is going to go for the subtle style of models from VW, Subaru, Ford over this CTR 7 days out of the week.
Honda dropped the ball on this one. They finally agreed to bring us a Type R again, and they missed the mark big time.
If I drove this car to work, people would laugh at me.
My DC2R was yellow with red "R" badging on it. People laughed at it. I didn't care.
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Originally Posted by jamerican1
10th gen hatch weighs 2,815 to 3,003 lbs and this Type R has "a 7 kg (15 lb) reduction versus the base 2017 Civic Hatchback" so do the math to get your rough curb weight. from me there too!
I'm really curious to drive this thing when it comes out. I love the way it looks, and so will my two little kids. I'm most likely about to purchase a "boring" sport sedan for the next couple years of kiddo hauling, but once they've grown up enough that my wife can start working again, maybe it'll be time for one of these.
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I'd hit it .. if it was AWD .
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I saw that matte black prototype posted above at the Toronto Auto Show, and from the front, it looked downright devilish. But the side profile and rear killed it for me. Would have liked to see the Type-R treatment on the sedan or coupe.
I really want to like this thing. I'm expecting this thing to redefine what we think of FWD driving dynamics.
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