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Honda Civic Type-R review

2001 - 2005 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £16,785 - £17,785
Used prices £2,099 - £5,924
Road tax cost £395
Insurance group 34
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 341 miles
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Rev hungry engine, sharp handling, huge amounts of grip, swift performance


Steering lacks feel, boy-racer image, interior feels cheap in places

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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.