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Old 19 Mar 2013, 12:02 pm
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Default Am I doing right in buying a Civic Type R EP3?? Quite reliable, quick, reasonable on fuel?

I am going to buy a Civic Type R EP3.















I wanted a reasonably priced sports car / hot hatchback.















A car with a lot of grip and power.















Reliable and not too bad on Fuel considering its a 2.0L















Have I made a right decision or are all the guys at my work pro Honda and push me to choose a Type R?















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Old 19 Mar 2013, 12:17 pm
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Why not, if your happy with it, and Honda's are very dependable.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 12:31 pm
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If you can find one in decent nick, why not?















Be aware though that like a lot of these boy racer cars, Type R Civics are often driven very hard and very badly by the type of person who thinks that fitting a new exhaust or subs in the boot is more important than servicing it, so make sure it's been properly looked after because if it hasn't it'll all go t1ts-up big time.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 12:48 pm
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Grip is the tyres, and that's a great place to look first as like Evelyn says a lot of these are thrashed to in inch of their life and have very little spend on them, so if they're cheapy unbranded specials on the corners then run away, if they're something branded and there is good service history and no unwanted noises then go for it. Check insurance prices first too as even if you're a bit older, they're still as high risk cars.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 01:02 pm
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The ep3 is a great car. Make sure all service been done to it. Etc. Im across the ocean in the states I have the civic si. Same body style. I love this car. I would like to import an ctr some day. Good luck.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 01:20 pm
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It certainly meets what you want but as the ever knowledgeable Evelyn says, watch out. This is the classic Boy Racer car and the average Civic R driver is definitely not your little old lady using it to go shopping in ! It will have had a hard life so be very sure on the service history and the current condition before you hand over your cash.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 01:33 pm
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Great cars enjoy it also look at the integra dc2 and dc5 type r
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