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Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2019 07:47
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Looked Thursday, picked one up yesterday. Ten hour round trip drive but it was worth it. I'm a new owner of a Championship White Typr-R. This thing is stupid good...better than expected. If you're on the fence, do it. I'll post a picture later.
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2019 08:06
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Congrats on your new car!
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2019 08:13
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Dren wrote:
Looked Thursday, picked one up yesterday. Ten hour round trip drive but it was worth it. I'm a new owner of a Championship White Typr-R. This thing is stupid good...better than expected. If you're on the fence, do it. I'll post a picture later.


Wow, that's awesome!! Welcome to the club! You are absolutely right, it is a spectacular car.

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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2019 08:34
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Congratulations Dren. A really great car. Youíre the man to enjoy it !
Great colour choice too

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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2019 09:14
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Congrats! I checked out an Aegean Blue Metallic one in person. Enjoy the ride.
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2019 09:34
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Yep, stupid good sums it up nicely. You tell people how good it is, and they think you're exaggerating.


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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2019 13:35
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Congrats Dren!
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2019 14:00
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Dren wrote:
Looked Thursday, picked one up yesterday. Ten hour round trip drive but it was worth it. I'm a new owner of a Championship White Typr-R. This thing is stupid good...better than expected. If you're on the fence, do it. I'll post a picture later.


Congrats! I've had mine about a month and couldn't be happier. Can't wait for the weather and tires and asphalt to warm up to get better grip.

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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2019 17:38
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Dren wrote:
Looked Thursday, picked one up yesterday. Ten hour round trip drive but it was worth it. I'm a new owner of a Championship White Typr-R. This thing is stupid good...better than expected. If you're on the fence, do it. I'll post a picture later.


Congratulations, a first rate performance car. I've really gotta take one out for a spin soon. I really dig this car in Aegean Blue.

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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-13-2019 21:21
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Dren wrote:
Looked Thursday, picked one up yesterday. Ten hour round trip drive but it was worth it. I'm a new owner of a Championship White Typr-R. This thing is stupid good...better than expected. If you're on the fence, do it. I'll post a picture later.



Awesome. I just received my VIN and am told I am about a month away.

More on your impressions please.

DCR
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-14-2019 02:02
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Don't take our word for it.

I better dig back in post history, Dren...I hope you weren't like me and flipped your stance once you saw it.

Dren
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-14-2019 15:12
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Looks better in person inside and out. The red interior isn't as gaudy when you're driving,
DCR
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-14-2019 16:51
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I tried to tell Owe that...once you drive it and feel what it is all about, everything else falls by the wayside.

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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-14-2019 17:10
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Awesome! And happy to hear it's Champ White! :-)
Dren
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-15-2019 10:07
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Dren
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-15-2019 10:31
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RMTRADER wrote:
Dren wrote:
Looked Thursday, picked one up yesterday. Ten hour round trip drive but it was worth it. I'm a new owner of a Championship White Typr-R. This thing is stupid good...better than expected. If you're on the fence, do it. I'll post a picture later.



Awesome. I just received my VIN and am told I am about a month away.

More on your impressions please.



A little back history. I owned a couple CRXs, daily drove an 07 Civic Si, a super charged BRZ, and had an AP2 S2000 for several years. I also recently drove a 2018 Si sedan.

This car feels like it pulls harder than all of those, has better brakes, better suspension, better handling. It doesn't sound as good as the S2000 since the turbo muffles the engine; it has more of a mean grumble. The steering in R mode is heavier than all but the non-power assisted CRX. The shifter is short and feels like it's a linkage, not cable, but I'm not sure if it is or not. The shifts are nice and precise. The clutch is great, much better than the 2018 Si. I actually like the rev-matching downshifts and somehow overlooked that feature on the spec sheet. It was a nice surprise. The seats hug you and were comfortable on a 5 hour drive though they require a little extra effort to get in and out.

The first time I really pushed the car was a bendy S shaped on-ramp after a pit-stop. That put a huge smile on my face. You're going to enjoy it. There's a bit of turbo lag, but it's not like the old digital lag early turbo cars have. The power surges when the turbo spools, but it's smooth, and there's plenty of rev range to enjoy, so it still feels a bit like older high revving Hondas. Oh, and there's a knob to adjust the volume of the radio. Funny, now that I have owned two Honda's that didn't have the knob...I haven't used the knob.

The car just feels like it's effortless through twisty roads. Yeah, it's pricey for a Civic, but worth every penny.

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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-15-2019 10:57
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Ah... if only I had a place to "drive" that car where I live...

Congrats !

DCR
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-15-2019 11:27
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Dren wrote:
The shifter is short and feels like it's a linkage, not cable, but I'm not sure if it is or not. The shifts are nice and precise.


https://acuityinstruments.com/collections/shifting-accessories/10th-gen-civic

I sat in a Type-R last weekend that had the Acuity adjustable short throw shifter and upgraded bushings. This was an incredible difference over stock, and even simply upgrading the base bushings and cable bushing is supposed to improve it quite a bit, but that short shifter felt like you were cocking a shotgun...just *click* *click* *click*.

I am going to do the bushings kit at least and hope it gives me some of that feel without dropping in the entire kit.

Dren
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Re: Bought one on a whim!    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-15-2019 11:50
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Dren wrote:
The shifter is short and feels like it's a linkage, not cable, but I'm not sure if it is or not. The shifts are nice and precise.


https://acuityinstruments.com/collections/shifting-accessories/10th-gen-civic

I sat in a Type-R last weekend that had the Acuity adjustable short throw shifter and upgraded bushings. This was an incredible difference over stock, and even simply upgrading the base bushings and cable bushing is supposed to improve it quite a bit, but that short shifter felt like you were cocking a shotgun...just *click* *click* *click*.

I am going to do the bushings kit at least and hope it gives me some of that feel without dropping in the entire kit.



If you get the busing kit, let me know what you think. I'm pretty happy with the throw distance right now, but if the busing upgrades the 'feel', I'd be interested. I'm not surprised it's a cable shifting MT since it's a new Honda, but I am surprised that it doesn't feel like the unconnected cable MTs that my other Hondas had.


 
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