Honda Civic Type R (2017)

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Overall: 9/10
Performance: 8/10
Exterior: 8/10
Interior: 8/10
Comfort: 7/10
Sound: 7/10
Price: 9/10
Running Costs: 8/10

Performance:
Amazing performance from the little hatch back! Really chucks you back in the seat when you drive. It has a manual gearbox rather than the preferred flappy paddles you get on the more expensive hot hatches. One great feature it has it a rev matching system so when you change down, before you lift the clutch up it matches the revs so it is a lot smoother, really cool! 0-60 in around 5.7 seconds which isn’t as fast as other hot hatches but it is a fraction of the price

Exterior:
Looks are a bit like marmite, love it or hate it. Personally I like it as I like the boy racer look but if you are a bit older you’d probably be more suited to a more subtle car.
The hood scope and massive wing give it a real aggressive look which I love! The available colours it comes with really accentuate the finer details of the looks

Interior:
The exterior design carries on in the interior with the boy racer type style. Red bucket seats which really hold you in through the corners. A more stylish dashboard with a well designed touch screen system. It will not take much time to get used to all the buttons. The only button you’ll want to press is the +R button!

Comfort:
For a sporty car it is comfortable! It’s no Royles Royce but very smooth when you have it in normal mode. Even when in +R it rides really well. Cannot fault the seats and the driving position.

Sound:
Epic sound from the triple exhausts. Not much popping going on but still epic! Reving up to about 7,000 rpm it gives a really nice tone at the top end.

Price:
New: ยฃ24,000

Running Cost:
I cannot comment too much on the running costs due to my lack of experience with it. But mpg on average is around 32MPG which is pretty good for a hot hatch. Insurance is excellent. I was surprised on how low it was! Tax is about ยฃ220 which is pretty good too.

Overal Verdict:
For the money you pay for it you cannot get anything better for less. A lot of power, amazing noise, cheap to run (from what I know) and a fraction of the price of it’s competitors.

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