Honda Civic Type-R (01-05) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 30 Apr 2013
4
The Civic Type-R is one of the best hot hatches around, with an awesome engine and gearbox combination that gets better the harder and faster you drive it. It also offers a genuinely roomy body shape.

Honda Civic Type-R (01-05)
Rev hungry engine, sharp handling, huge amounts of grip, swift performance
Steering lacks feel, boy-racer image, interior feels cheap in places

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£16,950 - £17,950

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Civic Type-R is one of the best hot hatches around, with an awesome engine and gearbox combination that gets better the harder and faster you drive it. It also offers a genuinely roomy body shape. This Honda offers something rare: a very reliable and exciting ownership prospect. The price has been kept at a very competitive level too making it all the more tempting.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Seats the fold flat and make it into a minivan. Handy for when I moved house.  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   26 Jun 2013    ... read more

 It's got a fairly big boot.. That's it. The Recaro recliner's don't slide when tilting the seat back, so you have to do that manually.  

4 out of 5

Matthew Ingram ,   15 Jan 2013    ... read more

 Huge boot, can fit adults at the back but did get complaints about the hard ride in long distances.  

4 out of 5

James Kalel ,   07 Jan 2013    ... read more

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