Honda appreciation thread

Honda appreciation thread

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The Rotrex Kid

22,237 posts

119 months

Tuesday 25th August
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Leftfootwonder said:
InfamousK said:


Here's my 98 spec DC2.
Nice! Spoon 4 pots? I wanted those for my ATR but I don't think they're easily compatible. frown
I'd take a gamble that they'd bolt straight on. Most Honda stuff from the 90's swaps around pretty easily.

InfamousK, gorgeous car. Looks stunning.

InfamousK

606 posts

149 months

Tuesday 25th August
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The Rotrex Kid said:
Leftfootwonder said:
InfamousK said:


Here's my 98 spec DC2.
Nice! Spoon 4 pots? I wanted those for my ATR but I don't think they're easily compatible. frown
I'd take a gamble that they'd bolt straight on. Most Honda stuff from the 90's swaps around pretty easily.

InfamousK, gorgeous car. Looks stunning.
Thank you guys, the brakes on an ATR are the same size as an EP3 I think so you'd need the Spoon monoblocks. I think...

stepmeek

154 posts

72 months

Sunday 6th September
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Used to have one of these, bought from torque gt and foolishly sold it to buy a bmw. Best all-round car I've owned for the money, good fun to drive and reliable.



Decided I wanted back in a honda and thought about a euro R again. But when I drove the new type R I totally fell for it. The looks have grown on me and it is brilliant fun to drive, night and day compared to the euro R in terms of outright pace.


Leftfootwonder

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559 posts

17 months

Sunday 6th September
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The first FK8 on here I believe. Congrats, I've had my eye on one for a while but just need the numbers to work.

Obviously quicker but how does it compare with regard to tactility, steering feel, engine note etc to the old Euro-R? (P.S. I'm letting the swap to a BMW go! laugh)

stepmeek

154 posts

72 months

Monday 7th September
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There was a red one in the readers ride section when I was researching them but not sure if he still has it.

It has some similarities actually, the gear box being the main one, it feels very similar but now has rev matching of course.

The steering to me feels most natural in the fk8 when in the sports setting, which again you can feel similarities to the euro R. The R mode feels a little too heavy, you can tell it's artificial.

It sounds nothing like the k20 engine, doesn't sound terrible but the noise certainly isn't one of the highlights of the car.

I had my kids in it today for the school run and then just drove it 150 miles on a work trip. It's such a great car, comfortable when you want to relax and has every toy I could ever want. But so capable when you want it to be. It feels very flat and planted when cornering and is more than fast enough for any driving on the public road, in my opinion anyway. If you can make it work financially for you I can't recommend it enough. Best car I've ever owned personally.

mstrbkr

7,990 posts

157 months

Tuesday 8th September
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I just wish Honda had made any of the recent Accord and/or Civic Type R in an estate body. That’s definitely one of my fantasy cars. I know a one off FK2 Type R tourer was made. If only we could buy it!

chrismc1977

676 posts

71 months

Tuesday 8th September
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I think things are night & day different nowadays where Type R’s are concerned & have gradually slipped backwards since the first EK9 Civic & DC2 Integra came along.

My DC2 is sub 1100kgs, revvy N/A 1.8- 8500rpm, 190hp, no comforts but pointy, full of character & super to drive. Requires commitment to really extract everything from it- but when you do it totally lives up to the rave reviews. Not many back on the roads in their day- even less so now.

Latest FK8 Civic is a world apart. Big, ~1400kgs forced induction, 310hp Full of toys. Easy for anyone to pedal very swiftly and a relatively common sight.

I think the Type R breed is now so grown-up it has really lost its appeal for me. The bespoke & raw nature of the normally aspirated VTEC originals has vanished. Each model has got progressively bigger, heavier & has moved further away from the origins of the badge.

It’s not just a pop at Honda- all manufacturers have gone the same way. Hyper-hatches rather than Hot & all to keep up with their rivals..

stepmeek

154 posts

72 months

Tuesday 8th September
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Yeah I agree with that to be fair.

Ideally I would have a comfy car for daily use and have a nice clean dc2 or dc5 in the garage but it's not an option I have unfortunately. I think that's where the FK8 comes into its own. I can daily it, and it is still fun. Not the raw experience you get with the older Honda's but still a fun drive.

It's really impressed me as a car. I've owned and drove various fast BMWs, VWs and Merc AMGs and the type r is far more enjoyable to drive. I would like to try the new RS megane to see how that compares.

spreadsheet monkey

3,782 posts

186 months

Tuesday 8th September
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chrismc1977 said:
It’s not just a pop at Honda- all manufacturers have gone the same way. Hyper-hatches rather than Hot & all to keep up with their rivals give new car buyers what they want.
FTFY.

I think it's a very broadly talented car for the money and 1400kg is not a bad weight for a 300+bhp car with room for four.


swindler

227 posts

138 months

Tuesday 8th September
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Diablos-666

2,757 posts

137 months

Tuesday 8th September
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New (to me) FD2, picked it up a few weeks ago.







Got it up on ramps last weekend and was really impressed with the condition. No rust anywhere.



The car feels really light and nimble but still comfortable when just cruising.

chrismc1977

676 posts

71 months

Tuesday 8th September
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spreadsheet monkey said:
chrismc1977 said:
It’s not just a pop at Honda- all manufacturers have gone the same way. Hyper-hatches rather than Hot & all to keep up with their rivals give new car buyers what they want.
FTFY.

I think it's a very broadly talented car for the money and 1400kg is not a bad weight for a 300+bhp car with room for four.
You can’t fix my opinion I’m afraid brother.

It’s not what I want from a new car but each to their own if you think that applies to everyone.

I’d much sooner something as focussed as the originals.

I get the appeal for the Modern masses- but for those of us brought up with the light, chuckable pin-sharp originals that oozed character- then the new breed are a totally different type of car.

Capable- undoubtedly. Faster- undoubtedly.

More fun? More character?

Not everyone is crying out for infotainment, ESP, TCS & all the other lard that new cars come packed with.

I’d sooner the grin-inducing driving experience over all of that- why I still own an antique DC2 I guess....






Jasey_

2,873 posts

137 months

Monday 21st September
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First Honda for me and so far so good - Just picked up from dealer smile.



It's a little understated for my liking but what a car eek

Edited by Jasey_ on Tuesday 22 September 09:00

mstrbkr

7,990 posts

157 months

Monday 21st September
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Understated? Not heard anyone describe them as that before!

NorthernSky

585 posts

76 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Taken over the weekend with a friend with a VERY good eye for angles... And a lush camera!

He was sat in the boot of another friend's car to capture this footage, this is a still from it.


Leftfootwonder

Original Poster:

559 posts

17 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Jasey_ said:
First Honda for me and so far so good - Just picked up from dealer smile.



It's a little understated for my liking but what a car eek

Edited by Jasey_ on Tuesday 22 September 09:00
Welcome to the club! That's a helluva entrance! I hope you enjoy the car.

Leftfootwonder

Original Poster:

559 posts

17 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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NorthernSky said:
Taken over the weekend with a friend with a VERY good eye for angles... And a lush camera!

He was sat in the boot of another friend's car to capture this footage, this is a still from it.

That photo could go straight in the brochure. Lovely. Rare colour too.

Jasey_

2,873 posts

137 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Leftfootwonder said:
Welcome to the club! That's a helluva entrance! I hope you enjoy the car.
2 drives and 30 miles and you can feel its a very planted machine. I cannot believe how well it soaks up the stty roads no matter what mode you are in.

Drive up to the MIL in Braemar tomorrow so should give it a wee blast.

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Edited by Jasey_ on Tuesday 22 September 12:38

Jasey_

2,873 posts

137 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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mstrbkr said:
Understated? Not heard anyone describe them as that before!
Maybe a little tongue in cheek winkbiggrin.

NorthernSky

585 posts

76 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Leftfootwonder said:
That photo could go straight in the brochure. Lovely. Rare colour too.
Cheers fella. One of four. Was a 750 quid cost option back in 2002 or so redface