Honda appreciation thread

Honda appreciation thread

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mw88

89 posts

67 months

Wednesday 1st July
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My Accord Type-S (CL9) - 2.4..




It's had a hard life!

mstrbkr

7,523 posts

154 months

Wednesday 1st July
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Great idea to get a bit more activity going in the Honda section. I'm a huge fan - of the 8 cars I've ever had, 4 have been Hondas!

My two below. (I must get some better photos of them soon!)

2014 Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC SR. Absolutely love loading it up and going on a long journey with the bikes smile




2005 S2000 GT. This was day I picked it up just before backing it into my modest little garage (first house, best I could do!).



More info about both in my garage thumbup

P.S you may notice the tourer riding low at the rear. It was nowhere near it's 570ish kg load limit. If anyone knows how to prevent this I'd be all ears. New springs? It's only just ticked over 70000 miles.

Edited by mstrbkr on Wednesday 1st July 21:12

Mikebentley

1,463 posts

96 months

Wednesday 1st July
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This is pure filth...

dobly

604 posts

115 months

Wednesday 1st July
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Diablos-666

2,738 posts

134 months

Thursday 2nd July
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Here’s my Milano Red DC5 with factory Modulo bodykit









Thinking of swapping for an FD2 Type 2 though. Not 100% sure yet as the DC5 is a real looker.

Edited by Diablos-666 on Thursday 2nd July 07:24

Butter Face

21,227 posts

116 months

Thursday 2nd July
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That DC5 is super rare, facelift, red and Modulo kitted. You'll never find another!!

Mark-t

214 posts

159 months

Thursday 2nd July
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My fd2, my fourth Honda Type-R:


Leftfootwonder

Original Poster:

316 posts

14 months

Thursday 2nd July
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mw88 said:
My Accord Type-S (CL9) - 2.4..




It's had a hard life!
Always liked these. That is a seriously impressive mileage! My Tourer has got 225k on it...


Leftfootwonder

Original Poster:

316 posts

14 months

Thursday 2nd July
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dobly said:
Rare colour! Looks absolutely amazing. You should do a write up on here about the car if you get a chance.

Leftfootwonder

Original Poster:

316 posts

14 months

Thursday 2nd July
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mstrbkr said:
Great idea to get a bit more activity going in the Honda section. I'm a huge fan - of the 8 cars I've ever had, 4 have been Hondas!

My two below. (I must get some better photos of them soon!)

2014 Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC SR. Absolutely love loading it up and going on a long journey with the bikes smile




2005 S2000 GT. This was day I picked it up just before backing it into my modest little garage (first house, best I could do!).



More info about both in my garage thumbup

P.S you may notice the tourer riding low at the rear. It was nowhere near it's 570ish kg load limit. If anyone knows how to prevent this I'd be all ears. New springs? It's only just ticked over 70000 miles.

Edited by mstrbkr on Wednesday 1st July 21:12
Good man! I'm on 6 and counting including 1 EP3 Type R and 2 ATRs. Always wanted an S2000 but can't fit in them!

Low-rider could be because of the torsion beam set up? My Accord Tourer is still on the original springs at 225k....although you can feel it! laugh

Martin_Hx

3,826 posts

154 months

Thursday 2nd July
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Owned since 2007, just over 70k miles... Still fun to thrash around biggrin


Squirrelofwoe

2,747 posts

132 months

Thursday 2nd July
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Great thread!

My first Honda was a 97 JDM DC2, with a load of extra goodies:

ARC air intake, Mugen manifold, Stainless steel full cat-back system, 5Zigen back box, 282mm AP disks on front, 98spec calipers, Bride drivers seat rail (lowered), Oil temp & pressure A-pillar guages, 15" Volks TE37's.

Sold for £3,800 (gulp) back in 2012 weeping



The following year I purchased a 1999 Accord Type R - still my fave Honda smokin

Pirates Black- pretty much standard apart from the K&N Typhoon and mongoose cat-back exhaust system. Oh and mine had the arm-rest too!

I sold that for £1,600 (gulp) back in 2015 weeping




I sold the ATR as I badly needed an estate car by that point- so I did the sensible thing and brought a 2004 Accord Tourer 2.4 petrol Exec with 6-speed manual.



Fully loaded with all the toys, for £2,000 at around 97,000 miles.

5 years later and I've still got the tourer- now on 151,000 miles. It's been brilliant- can carry every everything, goes well, and is great for our monthly visits down to family in Cornwall.

It's now our sensible car, alongside our 3.0si Z4 roadster, TVR Chimaera, and TVR Tuscan.

I'll be keeping it until it dies! biggrin

Butter Face

21,227 posts

116 months

Thursday 2nd July
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I thought I’d share my 17 or so year history with Hondas in case anyone is interested! Sorry for the crappy pics, photobucket is lame.

It all starts in 2003, looking for a cheap to run car, my grandad (who as my mentor and sidekick in most shenanigans quite often lead me astray!) spotted a 1998 Honda Civic for sale locally, so off we went, and, er, bought it. No haggling, no test drive. Just off we went, I promised not to modify it

Anyway, I modified it, lots, B16 swap, lots of VTI bits, coilovers, CF bonnet and for a short while it had a turbo (went bang twice) then eventually died after hitting a Mondeo.



Luckily a friend and I had bought another EK (that the aforementioned turbo kit came from) which we had stripped to a shell, so all the bits from the crashed car went to that one and off we went again with more mods and lots of cool JDM y0! Bits.


I Sold that and had a brief flirtation with a 200SX which nearly bankrupted me and got sold when I moved in with my Mrs.... but I wanted another Honda, so I bought this lovely Tahiti green EJ9...


Which was completely shagged but very cheap. I sold this on shortly afterwards and bought what I would now kill to own again. A white EJ6 coupe. Loved this car.


Butter Face

21,227 posts

116 months

Thursday 2nd July
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I was on holiday when someone I knew from a friend of a friend offered me a Prelude, id never had one, never wanted one, but I bought it anyway. It was a Motegi 5th gen with a fked gearbox, great car, 2 gearboxes later and lots of mods I decided it was too expensive and sold it on..


I drove some boring cars for a bit and got bored. I then spotted a Del Sol in a local paper and on a whim I bought it for (I think) £300. Then a mate crashed his MB6, and knowing how easy the swap into a Del Sol is, I bought that.


I also resprayed the Del Sol and spent lots more on mods.



Then sold it again when I moved house with a promise not to buy any more hondas (I had a company car by now)

Which lasted a short while, then I bought another Del Sol, which I rattle canned satin black... then sold again.

Butter Face

21,227 posts

116 months

Thursday 2nd July
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I went a while but I’d always wanted an EP3 and I bought a lovely, completely standard, 1 owner car...

And spent 6 years changing everything on it.



360bhp, Rotrex supercharged, LSD, Brembos, bilsteins, loads of interior changes etc etc.

I also bought a Jazz last year, but that went again as it was rusty underneath.



I’ve also bought and sold a few EP3 over the last few years, and broken a couple of EG/EK so I’ve had more than my fair share. I also once owned an ATR for 5 minutes, but got my money back as it started misfiring at the end of the chaps road!

Hope you enjoyed!

mstrbkr

7,523 posts

154 months

Thursday 2nd July
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Cracking thumbupdriving

Cabrony

200 posts

118 months

Friday 3rd July
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Thought I should oblige as we haven't had a CRZ yet. Bought in January to replace my Peugeot RCZ.

It could really do with another 20-30hp which the face-lift fixed to a degree. An interesting place to sit and relatively fun car to drive though. Its very good in heavy traffic and you can seemingly coast in gear forever.

You can get it to move around a little when driving hard.




chrismc1977

628 posts

68 months

Friday 3rd July
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DC2. Freshly rebushed & now with new Spoon dampers. On ~72k. 20yrs old & still a FWD great.

OEM+


BevR

505 posts

99 months

Friday 3rd July
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chrismc1977 said:
DC2. Freshly rebushed & now with new Spoon dampers. On ~72k. 20yrs old & still a FWD great.

OEM+

Fantastic! I cycle past a black DC2 on my way to work everyday and think the proportions are great, never driven one though.

chrismc1977

628 posts

68 months

Friday 3rd July
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BevR said:
Fantastic! I cycle past a black DC2 on my way to work everyday and think the proportions are great, never driven one though.
Thanks. I love the look personally. A good one really is very very good on the road too- even 20yrs down the line