are any of you into the honda civic type r 2017???? Does anyone have turbo cars in here?
Everything'll smoke a (stock) Civic Si these days. Honda's let that car go pretty badly. Hell, a Fiesta ST'll nearly take it in a line, despite the Honda only being a couple hundred pounds heavier and having nearly a liter more displacement. I'd be surprised if a stock Si could keep up with a stock ST on a track as soon as the curves hit, given how great a handler the STs are.landingxray said:check out the new hondata flash for the 1.5 turbo 2016 honda civics on the cvt transmission...It will smoke a civic si...
Oh I dunno. The Fiesta ST (a 2014 example of which I run as a daily driver) is nearly exactly the same in physical footprint as a 2005 Civic Si, but for the 5.6 inches less overall length.Acan said:For me its about exclusivity. I used to want a focus ST but I see them everywhere these days, where as I never seem another SI hatchback like mine. I know that's due in part to it being older but I still like my SI more than new ones like a friend of mine used to have. I also prefer a five speed as stated earlier but no one likes to make five speeds anymore it seems. I never plan to go on a track so its just about regular everyday driving experience for me. My short peppy SI is like a go kart when I want it and an easy daily drive with a light clutch the rest of the time.
Unfortunately no one makes a short hot hatch anymore (the GTI and the abarth being the last real hold outs in that front) so I don't know what I will want when I get to the end of my current SI's life span.
Haha I forgot about the fiesta ST. I was interested at one point but I have trouble getting over the image of the regular fiesta. I just can't imagine telling people I got a fiesta (ST) vs say a golf (GTI) or an Impreza (WRX/STI). Also the fiesta ST was still years out from domestic release when I was last car shopping so its wasn't an option to test drive for me at the time. Also it looks a lot like a compressed version of the focus ST, I wish it was a bit more visually distinct. If its still an option in ten years (that's what I'm hoping to get out my current car) then it will be on my list but with lots of competition. At least it does come with a two door version. Something many companies are lacking these days.GoldDragonAurkarm said:Oh I dunno. The Fiesta ST (a 2014 example of which I run as a daily driver) is nearly exactly the same in physical footprint as a 2005 Civic Si, but for the 5.6 inches less overall length.
Speed isn't everything. I don't plan on going to a track often if ever. Handling, enjoy-ability, and looks are very important to me. God if it weren't for that last one I would have bought an Abarth. Talk about a blast to drive.Snivy said:Btw. A Golf R is faster than a civic type r unfortunately.
Its easy to do that when the other car isn't paying attention. I do it to mustangs all the timecaitianx said:My shit-box used 2010 Ford Focus blows the doors off stock Honda Civics at any of the traffic lights on NH Route 28 here in my town of Salem, NH. They "Eat my dust!".:biggrin:
Acan said:Speed isn't everything. I don't plan on going to a track often if ever. Handling, enjoy-ability, and looks are very important to me. God if it weren't for that last one I would have bought an Abarth. Talk about a blast to drive.
Also no one ever had a Golf R for me to test drive when I was shopping.:laugh:
caitianx said:My shit-box used 2010 Ford Focus blows the doors off stock Honda Civics at any of the traffic lights on NH Route 28 here in my town of Salem, NH. They "Eat my dust!".:biggrin:
I had a dart for a vacation rental once and I hated it. I'm sure the turbo is better but just most things about the interior seemed cheap and shoddy. This is possibly to do with it being a rental but it did not make me want to buy one ever. I've also never gotten the appeal for today's pseudo vintage muscle cars the challenger and the mustang being the prime examples. Also I hate how low the seat is in the modern Mustang I am a tall guy and the dash is still really tall. If it came down to it I would likely end up with the golf R so long as I could find one to test. that's assuming its still available when my SI kicks the bucket and that could take a long time. I do have a bit of bad taste in my mouth after a VW dealer lied to my face about the gas mileage on the golf turbo diesel I was looking at.Snivy said:Well, it's also based on handling, speed, acceleration, and other specs. A Golf GTI beat the Honda Civic Type R track time on the Nürburgring track and a Golf R is a much better version of a Golf GTI so the Golf R has the advantage over all Hondas. Personally, I would rather own a Dodge (Owner of a Dodge Dart w/ Turbo engine [not the 1.6L Turbo, the 2.0 with a turbo on $4k spent]) but because of their setback with their SRT Dart, I'm moving to another brand till I make enough for possibly a scat pack challenger (faster than a Mustang GT) (maybe a Hellcat Challenger with the job im studying for= faster than a GT350R Mustang)