Excellent eye catching, head turning, high performance car
Nothing at all.
Still running the car in for the first 1000 miles.
Car is great looking and gets admiring looks whenever I am out in it. It is a last of the line Type R with the tinted windows and red recaro seats. Well done Honda.
Only negatives I would say that I have noticed in my short time of owning this car are:-
1) The seatbelts are hard to reach when putting on.
2) Everyone wants to race you from the boy racers in their Corsas to the old guys in their BMW's. I encounter this everytime I'm out in the car, and it gets annoying when they are sitting inches off the bumper of your new pride and joy.
As I have not yet run the car in fully, I am not aware of and cannot comment on its performance yet, but have been told various figures 146mph flat out and 6.6 seconds 0-60mph. Although I was also told by someone who has had a few of these cars, that it would hit 155mph no problem and that 60mph comes up quicker than 6.6 seconds and would have been in the fives if the limiter had not kicked in at 58mph in second, requiring a gear change into third. How much of this is true I do not know.
Comments, figures achieved and experiences by other Type R owners would be appreciated. I bought the car for its looks, street cred and the attention it gets first of all, but curious as to the true performance of this car. I love going out posing in it when it's all polished up - it really looks the part. But I also bought the car partly for a bit of performance and acceleration when needed for overtaking, but certainly not taking it to its limits.
So far very impressed with the Type R, and know I made the right decision buying this car. The new Type R is out in January 2007, and looks smart and does 60mph in 6 seconds and 150mph, but what I am waiting for is the Type RR whenever that comes out. Not sure exactly when, but heard it could have 240bhp. That will be some machine!!! Looking forward to reading about that.
Overall, very impressed with my new Type R, it puts a smile on my face everytime I drive it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2006