Each to their own , not sure i agree with your
Pondrew wrote: ↑Thu May 25, 2023 9:24 pm
Chris_D wrote: ↑Thu May 25, 2023 9:01 pm
Dear oh dear.
Well, it's obligatory to be wearing one of these at any time when you're behind the wheel of that family car on steroids:
The looks are not important. The car is universally accepted as one of the best cars to drive, not just hot hatch, in modern times. It weighs less than the Z4!
Words of a besotted owner , i can't see this lasting till xmas & fortunately for you adding miles won't be a problem , it will barely move i suspect .
You can read & believe what you like RE German V Jap cars but once you have owned both ( unfortunately i have Jap company vehicles ) then all the rest are a pale imitation .
The Type R has 1 obvious rival , plenty of comparisons out there but this summary from motoring press just about covers it for me ,
" There's a cross-generational opinion around our office about the Civic Type R. Young and old alike agree that it's a riot to drive, but no one wants to be seen in it. The Golf R, on the other hand, is just as quick in a straight line, covers ground just as well in the real world, and delivers its performance with the kind of grace and refinement that the Civic Type R can't match. Spicy gelato indeed is a kick now and then, but it's not something we want every day."
you discounted the Golf R i recall on its blandness so i can see why you chose the Honda , fingers crossed for you that residuals for it are favourable .