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Cookie's 2009 Honda Civic Type R GT

Cookie

ClioSport Club Member
#1
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Details of car:

2009 (09 plate)
Has done 98k or so
Red
Few dings and scrapes (one of the sideskirts needs painting because someones touched it up with the wrong f**king colour paint, idiots)
Looks like a rock hit the bonnet and again, they've touched it up with the wrong colour paint.
Rest of the paint seems OK, not washed it yet (but was pretty clean when I picked it up)
Interior seems in pretty good shape given its on nearly 100k, certainly in far better condition than the Megane I saw last week also with lots of miles on it

Only thing I've discovered that's working a bit slowly atm is the drivers side folding mirror, but not exactly the end of the world (and the internet seems to suggest it's an easy fix?)

No squeaks or rattles on the interior thus far, radio works, A/C works (now that I've worked out how to turn the a/c on), engine goes vroom

It's probably going to need new pads and discs (at least discs) on the front sometime soon, probably do the whole lot (had them knock money off for that, and the potentially paintwork that I might end up having to do - doesn't really concern me though, the paint)

First thoughts after less than 100 miles with the car

- It is a dickhead magnet in the same way the M3 was
- The view out the back is comical, but on the other hand very helpful. If I can't see the lights on the car behind me, they are about the right distance away, if I can see their lights below the spoiler/wing thing, they are dickheads, if lights above, further away
- The side mirrors are very good
- The seats are comfy, nice and huggy
- Tiniest bit of bolster wear on the drivers side but it's minimal
- I like the way the dash is laid out, the speedo up top is cool and the little VTEC light
- VTEC and VTEC noises, I didn't see the appeal before
- Not as chuckable as say a Clio, but feels way more solid
- The damping is an acquired taste that I will probably get used to
- Seems plenty quick enough for road driving
- Stereo works
- Xenons are always fun
- The aux port and the 12V port in the armrest are cool (and I think there's a USB port too)
- I've no idea if it has an LSD
- Clutch pedal seems OK, not light but not mega stiff. I think there's a knack to not being too harsh with the gearchanges so that it slots into gear a bit smoother, MX-5 is exactly the same
- It doesn't pop out of third like I've heard some of them do

I'm sure more will spring to mind at some point. Will get some more pictures up during the week (once I've put the two I've already taken up)
 

Cookie

ClioSport Club Member
#2
Oh I forgot the price, £5250

Time will tell if it was a good price or not!

Another thing... cost to change (for the last 3 weeks of my policy).. 70p. I laughed.

It's a bit more expensive than the Golf to insure (about 12 quid p/a) but far cheaper on tax and probably fuel
 

JB21

ClioSport Club Member
#3
Looks nice, be interesting to hear your say 3 month review as I just don't know if I could live with one as a daily with the lack of torque and firm ride.
 

Cookie

ClioSport Club Member
#4
Looks nice, be interesting to hear your say 3 month review as I just don't know if I could live with one as a daily with the lack of torque and firm ride.
I ran a 172 for 5.5 years that had a way crashier ride, I'll be fine

As for a lack of torque.. it feels fine!
 

Short Legs

ClioSport Club Member
#5
Oh I forgot the price, £5250

Time will tell if it was a good price or not!

Another thing... cost to change (for the last 3 weeks of my policy).. 70p. I laughed.

It's a bit more expensive than the Golf to insure (about 12 quid p/a) but far cheaper on tax and probably fuel
I'd say you've paid the right money for the year and mileage
 

Cookie

ClioSport Club Member
#8
Seeing as it needs work, I take it this was the first Civic you looked at?
Obviously, but in my budget I'd imagine every car needs work. Anyone who buys a second hand car and doesn't need to fix something within a short period of time has got lucky

How many people sell cars that are slightly bodged because they can't be arsed to maintain it anymore?
 

DaveDreads

aka Philomena Cunk aka Barry Shitpeas
ClioSport Club Member
#11
Obviously, but in my budget I'd imagine every car needs work. Anyone who buys a second hand car and doesn't need to fix something within a short period of time has got lucky

How many people sell cars that are slightly bodged because they can't be arsed to maintain it anymore?
Everyone i'd imagine, unless they've got ocd like the guy that sold me the Spazda wagon so I guess I got lucky, although i'd rather drive your Civic than my special bus.

I hope your new car's not made of Skittles, but being Jap I doubt it is.
 

Danny_172

ClioSport Club Member
#20
Not bad Terry.

I found that the reliability thing is true, for the engine. Everything else about Type R’s is subjective for me.

I really hope this is reliable for you, you’re f**king due it.
 

Cookie

ClioSport Club Member
#21
Not bad Terry.

I found that the reliability thing is true, for the engine. Everything else about Type R’s is subjective for me.

I really hope this is reliable for you, you’re f**king due it.
Yeah I could do with a car that doesn't immediately need all it's consumables replaced, but we'll see

@Danith - what tyre pressures are you supposed to run on these? Internet seems to suggest 33/33?
 

Danny_172

ClioSport Club Member
#22
Parts are in massive abundance for them, an induction kit is a must. Thay crossover at 5850 is sensational, at least it was on my Ep3!
 

Danith

ClioSport Club Member
#23
Yeah I could do with a car that doesn't immediately need all it's consumables replaced, but we'll see

@Danith - what tyre pressures are you supposed to run on these? Internet seems to suggest 33/33?
Funny you should say that, I was gonna check mine today! Never got round to it though. 32/32 I do but yeah sounds about right.
 

Danith

ClioSport Club Member
#24
Parts are in massive abundance for them, an induction kit is a must. Thay crossover at 5850 is sensational, at least it was on my Ep3!
Funnily enough I think the Vtec induction noise sounds better on my ep with the semi closed Tegiwa airbox than the open ramair on my fn. Fn is definitely louder though and still sounds immense
 

Cookie

ClioSport Club Member
#25
Parts are in massive abundance for them, an induction kit is a must. Thay crossover at 5850 is sensational, at least it was on my Ep3!
It's amusing how it's all calm and sedate and then the VTACHS hits and the cabin is just noise. Not a lot more movement, but noise.
 

Danith

ClioSport Club Member
#27
No way!! Sorry been a long day and I'm on Tapatalk. Just seen you've bought one! Ha. Will have a read after my dinner. Wondered why you were asking about the cruise control!
 

STEVE.M

ClioSport Club Member
#32
It's amusing how it's all calm and sedate and then the VTACHS hits and the cabin is just noise. Not a lot more movement, but noise.
You can`t trust a regular Honda dealer with these.
Timings probably out, probably one pin out on the cam chain.
Take it to a Vtech specialist.
Irony.
 

Cookie

ClioSport Club Member
#33
You can`t trust a regular Honda dealer with these.
Timings probably out, probably one pin out on the cam chain.
Take it to a Vtech specialist.
Irony.
It was an exaggeration Steve, it doesn't seem to lack the power it's supposed to have, it's just slow as balls compared to my other vehicle with an R badge
 

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