1st Mar 2001, 08:59

For the extra money, is it worth getting the Type-R over the VTi??

10th Mar 2001, 08:54

My VTI is a wolf in sheep's clothing!

Up to 5000RPM it is a standard saloon.

Put your foot hard down and you feel the G force up to 130 MPH as the rev counter smoothly advances to 8000RPM.

This model is two cars in one model!

27th Mar 2001, 08:59

I wouldn't bother with a Type-R... damm fine cars but with the VTi they don't see you coming... and though the Type-R is faster you wouldn't notice it as they both rev and feel very quick.

10th Apr 2001, 15:18

I owned a 1.6 VTi, fell in love with it, very fast car (don't race VR6's). I've just sold it to my brother and bought a 1.8 VTi which is a lot smoother and FASTER.

2nd May 2001, 06:32

Is the 1.8 really faster? Than the 1992 Vti? I thought it was slower. Anyway, I agree with all of the other comments here, I've never lost a race in mine, and I've never tried a VR6!

Does anyone notice V6 vectras can give it a run for its money up hills - then once you reach the top you're away?

2nd May 2001, 06:38

Forgot to mention, I've had my 1992 Vti past 140mph on the speedo, my aim is to get it to go off the clock. Police in the UK wouldn't be best pleased with that though.

26th Jun 2001, 10:54

I took my 1996 VTi on the M67 in Manchester England which is on slope (the last bit has no slip roads or gantrys for police to hide on). Anyway, going uphill on the clocks 130MPH, down hill approx 150 MPH (clocks stop at 145MPH).

The only time I have lost a race was with an Impreza Turbo, I could matched him to 70, after that he pulled away. Never tried a Vectra V6 flat out, but can beat them off the line no problem.

Has anyone timed a VTi flat out using timing gear (clocks are always out). In mine I beat an Audi A4 1.8T flat out, top speed claimed 137MPH by Audi yet Honda only claim 129MPH in the UK.

2nd Sep 2001, 13:56

Nice motor the 1.6 DOHC vtec - I have a 96 model, and I can honestly say it's the best car I have ever owned. I used to have a mk2 Golf GTi - no comparison, the VTi wins hands down! I have raced a mk2 Golf Rallye in my VTi and totally wasted it.

11th Oct 2003, 19:49

Your all a bunch of pussies haaaaha vtec my ass you boy racers.

1st Nov 2005, 23:56

To the guy above: You are ignorant. Civics and VTEC motors are excellent. The are cheap, reliable, and a lot of fun. Sure, other manufacturers may offer vehicles that are superior in one or two of these areas. But Honda provides a fabulous all 'round car. An RX7 requires a motor replacement at 100K. A 15 year-old 911 still costs $40,000. Get the point that these people are trying to make?

4th Apr 2007, 10:17

This September I go to Univeristy, studying to be an occupational therapist. I promised myself that when I graduate I will be buying a Civic (vtec engine). It seems that everyone is happy with their cars, but then they are Japanese renowned for reliability. I have a Micra 95 currently and just can't wait to upgrade to a car in a whole new different category. How much would you say is advisable to spend on a decent Civic?

7th Apr 2007, 03:19

The civic vti would eat any 1.6 for breakfast, the focus and vxr are in a different league.

8th Apr 2007, 10:28

Actually it wouldn't "eat any 1.6 for breakfast". The new Corsa VXR 1.6 190bhp would eat the silly Civic. Plus the Saxo VTS has a 0-60 time of 7.2. Check www.whatcar.com if you don't believe me, so it wouldn't be "eating" that either.

10th Apr 2007, 11:43

'The civic vti would eat any 1.6 for breakfast'

I don't think so.

Westfield Sport 1600, Caterham Super 7, as above the Corsa VXR, Nissan Pulsar VZ-R N1 (N15 series) to name a few, would 'eat your VTI for breakfast'.

And even smaller engined cars such as the Radical SR3 (1.5Ltr) would, as you put it, eat your VTI for breakfast.

10th Apr 2007, 16:03

The vti is the most reliable and quickest 1.6 ever, your saxo would break down before it gets to 40 forget 60.

10th Apr 2007, 17:20

What, you mean the Civic is not the ultimate performance car? All the kids at school say they are.

11th Apr 2007, 10:05

I can't believe what I am reading here. I too checked that whatcar.com, and according to that, the VTi has a 0-60 time of 8.2, and a top speed of 129. That makes it a warm hatch. Never lost a race.

14th Apr 2007, 07:54

Nope it quite clearlly says the 1.6 does it in 8.2 and it will be the same when you are driving stop getting carried away

16th Apr 2007, 04:35

According to parkers it does it in 7.7.

19th Apr 2007, 10:06

I won't shut up about it. You just don't like it that your car isn't the fastest thing ever. After all, the truth hurts, and according to Whatcar my car does 0-60 in 6.2 (Astra VXR), so whatever you say you wouldn't beat me.

For my 25th birthday I'm going to buy an M3, because I can't get insurance yet, and that would put my Astra to shame.

Your car is nothing, but a low eights, high sevens, which was good in its day, but in a market that's full of hot hatches in the low 6 seconds, your car isn't impressive at all.

And lets be fair, it looks very dated when you drive round in your Civic. Nobody's going to look at you and think "he's doing well" or "he's successful, I bet his company's doing well". It's an old ugly thing with no street cred, and there are a few boy racers on here getting carried away thinking they've got a good car, just because they sit on a retail park at night and some school girls come over to them.

19th Apr 2007, 13:26

Well not everyone buys a car as a peace of jewellery or a status symbol, I think a BMW would suit you, its usually the type that's buys it for that reason, but they are far from the best cars around.

20th Apr 2007, 07:06

First of all I don't care what people think, and second of all my other car is an Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 FQ 300, which is miles quicker than your Astra VXR and also quicker than the M3. The reason why I have the civic is because it's a classic car, it's discreet and the engine is bullet proof.

20th Apr 2007, 09:37

We're talking about a 9 year old car here. The chances are, it will have lost about 10-20bhp over its life, and so 0-60 time is probably more like mid to high 8s.

21st Apr 2007, 16:33

Honda vtec engines don't lose any bhp or performance, top quality mate.

8th Jun 2007, 02:59

You should be aware (most people are) that at very high speeds, speedometers are way out, unless you have GPS. In fact try it with a GPS device, it can be found in anything from road angel to a tom tom pocket pc. Il give it 135 at the most, standard because 1.6 vti's will not do 145.

19th Jul 2007, 16:20

Because dynos are 100% accurate LOL!!

That said, I plan to get one, but it's still a warm hatch TBH.