I look forward to driving it every day
April 2, 2019
Of all the cars I have purchased in my lifetime, the Honda Civic Type R stands out as my most satisfying purchase. I’ve owned high performance Audi’s & Subaru’s, and had more run of the mill Nissan, Chevrolet, Volvo and Acura products in my driveway as well. I also have had the opportunity to drive a 2006 Corvette extensively. While all of these cars had their pros and cons, none of them put it all together to meet my needs quite like the Type R. It’s fast and exciting to drive, with an amazing amount of power coming from the 2.0 liter turbo 4 cylinder engine. It accelerates, handles, shifts and brakes like a sports car, but has the practicality of a typical hatchback, and offers selectable driving modes to accommodate your needs at the time. If you want a compliant cruiser, select “comfort” mode do it, but in sport or R+ mode, the Type R can light up a windy road like few other cars. The styling is a bit over the top and a touch juvenile, but I love it. As for the interior, the seats are amazing and the steering wheel, pedals, clutch feel, shift lever, instrumentation, etc. are all designed to make you a better driver. The Type R isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you want a relatively practical car that is an absolute blast to drive, check it out.