Rev hungry engine, sharp handling, huge amounts of grip, swift performance
Steering lacks feel, boy-racer image, interior feels cheap in places
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.
What owners say about this car
Not had this for too long, but I'm impressed. VTEC is very addictive when in high rev range, handles brilliantly... Read owner review
Bought as a replacement for my previous drive (Astra Sport Hatch) as I decided I wanted something that wouldnt handle... Read owner review
The size, its small enough to park anywhere, but big enough (when you drop the seats) to take a... Read owner review