2002 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 vtec petrol from UK and Ireland
TA TA Type r!
Nothing serious mainly trim problems.
This car looks odd! I was given as a company car and I hate it.
The adverts say bye bye gti, but my experience at the lights is more "Ta Ta Type R!" Golf's frequently beat it off until you rev the horrid sounding engine.
The interior is awful, spacious, but uncomfortable, not a patch on the seat leon I used to own.
The gear stick is in the wrong place.
My grandad also owns a civic.
The ride is way to hard, this would acceptable if the handling was great it is not.
This car should not be taken on to the motorway as it will make your ears bleed and your teeth will fall out.
On the plus side my fleet manager says I can replace it in 2005!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd January, 2003
9th Jan 2003, 06:07
I agree with some of your comments, but to say the handling is not great! Every single magazine reviewer (even the ones who criticised this car for other things) have remarked on how good the handling of this car is. I have one and the handling is superb. Are you really saying your Seat Leon had better handling?
The ride is hard, certainly, but driving on the motorway is no problem. I even had 3 passengers a few days back and did 280 miles on the Motorway and we had no problems at all. City driving (esp in London) can be dodgy because the low profile tyres don't like potholes.
Surely you have some say in what company car you get? You obviously chose the car without doing your homework because this car was never intended for your kind of driver.