2005 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 Vtec from UK and Ireland


Brilliant, perfect


None. Everything is still running just as good when I brought it. The most reliable car I have ever owned.

General Comments:

What can I say this car is...unique. Keep the revs below 5600rpm and its like a performance 2.0l car. Get the revs above it then it becomes a racing machine... also sounds like one too!!

I have the upgraded seats in my civic which is the actual recaros and its the best I have come across. Its comfy, but yet it has a racing and hugging feeling. It makes back roads and rack racing so fun.

I haven't had any problems with the WINDOWS. A previous owner said the windows steamed up... mine has been perfect. Maybe its the owner having a bit too much fun either with the car or someone in the car!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2006

16th May 2010, 08:46

Crap turning circle and torque's a bit low. Apart from that, an awesome car. Love mine and never want to sell it. Road going touring car.

2005 Honda Civic Type R 2.0i from UK and Ireland


Nice car. I like it


Nothing to report so far.

General Comments:

My previous car was a Corolla D-4d, so I have gone from a pretty torquey car to its exact opposite really.

I was a bit worried by other users saying t had no torque and it s a pain etc. however I haven't found this a problem, its just a matter of adjusting your driving style.

My model is the face lift model so I can't comment on the pre 2004 model.

I like lots of things about this car primarily though the gearbox is something I think is simply fantastic, its like a motorbike gearbox, rifle bolt quick, accurate and snappy, just a pleasure to use and its positioning is near perfect.

The interior is the usual Japanese fare, everything is where it should be and well made, and there is plenty of space too.

Its taken me a little while to adjust to the engine, but Wow what a sound, really exhilarating vocally and to drive, a real master class in engineering, and it feels a lot more powerful to me than figures suggest.

Handling wise it has lots of grip, but I haven't explored the full capability of the chassis yet, the ride is a bit firm, but I knew it would be when I bought it, potholed UK roads can be a nightmare, but it is a sports car.

Costs haven't been too bad so far, but I will report back if things get pricey, fuel, parts and servicing are a lot cheaper than some other equivalent makes.

I would recommend this car, mines probably not run in yet so I'm looking forward to future miles, its definitely a purists car, its no bloated soft roadster, so don't expect limo like ride, just enjoy it for what it is. Lots of fun!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2006

2005 Honda Civic SE 2L from North America


Very forgiving for someone who's learning


The Carpeting smells of rotting. Both the mats and the attached carpet. Anyone else who has heard of/had this issue, please comment.

General Comments:

It's a great car to drive, even in cold winter tempuratures. The service we had from the dealer was excellent, and they were always willing to answer any questions we had. I learnt to drive in this car, and I found it quite forgiving if I made any "mistakes." Stops fast without ABS, even on ice, which is nice for student drivers.

I live in a wet area near Winnipeg, and currently am trying to discover why my carpets and mats smell like rot. If anyone else has heard of/had this issue, please comment. For those who don't have the greatest lower back, the front seats seem to have a sort of very flat/forward lean to them, which can be bothering on long hauls.

There is ample leg room in the back seat. I'm 6'2" and have no problems in the rear. The stock stereo pounds pretty well. Good solid bottom end, without drownding out everything else.

Lovely looking family car, fun to drive, nice interior. (except for the carpet smell) It gets a higher rating in my books.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2006