RE: Honda Civic Type R: Driven

RE: Honda Civic Type R: Driven

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Ali_T

3,277 posts

195 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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This photo, with the light making it look like the wheels are silver, is a big improvement. In black, the wheels look under endowed and chavtastic. Do they have any wheel options?



You can also get the rear wing in carbon, though they charge a small fortune.

otolith

36,639 posts

142 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Yeah, but do you really want to be spotted lying on the floor of the car park so you can admire your car?

Quickmoose

3,819 posts

61 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Ali_T said:
This photo, with the light making it look like the wheels are silver, is a big improvement. In black, the wheels look under endowed and chavtastic. Do they have any wheel options?



You can also get the rear wing in carbon, though they charge a small fortune.
Throw a dust sheet over it and you can pretend its the concept version, then it doesn't matter what angle you view it from or what colour the wheels need to be.

Ali_T

3,277 posts

195 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Quickmoose said:
Throw a dust sheet over it and you can pretend its the concept version, then it doesn't matter what angle you view it from or what colour the wheels need to be.
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Gompo

3,760 posts

196 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Bladedancer said:
Right Honda. Now back to the drawing board and make us an estate version of this pronto. Chop chop!
Agreed. A 5 door hatch rarely looks right to me, and often even worse with 'hidden' rear door handles. The Tourer could look alright though, less compromised to a degree.
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Ali_T

3,277 posts

195 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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As long as the tourer doesn't attempt a stupid rear wing, it might be the pick.

Guvernator

9,366 posts

103 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Ali_T said:
As long as the tourer doesn't attempt a stupid rear wing, it might be the pick.
Sorry, I'm not up on the current car naming nomenclature. What exactly is a "tourer"?

otolith

36,639 posts

142 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Guvernator said:
Sorry, I'm not up on the current car naming nomenclature. What exactly is a "tourer"?
"Touring" is what BMW started calling their estate cars in the mid 80's, and has since been more widely adopted.

jonm01

761 posts

175 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Gompo said:
Agreed. A 5 door hatch rarely looks right to me, and often even worse with 'hidden' rear door handles. The Tourer could look alright though, less compromised to a degree.
Seriously? you'd rather have another ugly handle on the rear door? (see new Focus RS)

kambites

55,865 posts

159 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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otolith said:
Guvernator said:
Sorry, I'm not up on the current car naming nomenclature. What exactly is a "tourer"?
"Touring" is what BMW started calling their estate cars in the mid 80's, and has since been more widely adopted.
I must admit that's a new one on me. I've never seen it used to refer to anything other than BMW models. smile

Axionknight

8,362 posts

73 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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An estate would indeed be awesome, needs to happen IMO.

So many new cars to tempt me so at the moment frown

Guvernator

9,366 posts

103 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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otolith said:
"Touring" is what BMW started calling their estate cars in the mid 80's, and has since been more widely adopted.
I am aware of the Touring used on BMW's, just wasn't sure if Tourer meant the same thing as you also have "Grand Tourer" which is obviously something else again. So it's an estate car (things were a lot simpler when there was just the one word for a long car)

Thanks for clearing that up thumbupsmile

otolith

36,639 posts

142 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Honda have been doing it for a while now, this is the current one.

http://www.honda.co.uk/cars/civictourer/

Quickmoose

3,819 posts

61 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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kambites said:
otolith said:
Guvernator said:
Sorry, I'm not up on the current car naming nomenclature. What exactly is a "tourer"?
"Touring" is what BMW started calling their estate cars in the mid 80's, and has since been more widely adopted.
I must admit that's a new one on me. I've never seen it used to refer to anything other than BMW models. smile
Vauxhall and Renault in on calling an estate something racy...

Guvernator

9,366 posts

103 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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otolith said:
Honda have been doing it for a while now, this is the current one.

http://www.honda.co.uk/cars/civictourer/
Err still no looker is it?

I think the best we could hope for might be a Type R version of the new civic coupe or saloon mentioned in this thread previously, although they'll probably be JDM only. IF it does happen, I just hope they don't overdo it like they have done with the hatchback version.

Edited by Guvernator on Monday 8th June 16:45

otolith

36,639 posts

142 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Don't think there are any lookers in that class, to be honest.

Ali_T

3,277 posts

195 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Guvernator said:
Err still no looker is it?

I think the best we could hope for might be a Type R version of the new civic coupe or saloon mentioned in this thread previously, although they'll probably be JDM only. IF it does happen, I just hope they don't overdo it like they have done with the hatchback version.

Edited by Guvernator on Monday 8th June 16:45
Years back, that would have been ideal. But have you seen what they get in the states as a coupe?



and the concept for 2016s replacement...



Oh dear.

Quickmoose

3,819 posts

61 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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there is no defence for that..... shameful.

aka_kerrly

10,534 posts

148 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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Ali_T said:
Years back, that would have been ideal. But have you seen what they get in the states as a coupe?



and the concept for 2016s replacement...



Oh dear.
Both of those look far better than the FN2!

Saying that the US Accord Coupes look better than anything we get in the UK



One thing they all have in common though is horrendous alloys!

Quickmoose

3,819 posts

61 months

Monday 8th June 2015
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That a matter of opinion really and that Accord coupe is a shameful 4 series rip off with a Honda face hastily grafted on...

I guess the new ugly Civic has orginality on it's side.