Honda’s all new Civic lineup is a refreshing return to form of the Hondas that many of us knew and loved before the brand shifted focus to boring crossovers. For those that find the Type R to be a bit much, the next Civic Si should be just right.
After years of waiting and hoping, we are finally getting the Civic Type R in America. Not only will this be the angriest looking Honda you can buy, but the meanest sounding one as well.
Brace yourselves, the Honda Civic Type R is coming. The once forbidden fruit will brave its way across the ocean so that we in the Land of the Free may finally enjoy the ultimate Honda hoon-machine. With an estimated price around $35,000, it won’t be too bad when the payments kick in, yo—if you can find one.
the script for every ride I went on for about two years: It starts as a
pinpoint of pain, about halfway up my spine and maybe an inch to the right of
center. Nothing to worry about, a little
stiffness is all. Keep going.
Happy Friday, and remember: if it ain’t a Type R, it ain’t a tight car.
Well, that’s not exactly right. It looks like a baby Acura NSX, but I have reason to believe that it’s not quite as exciting as that. Well, that’s not quite right either. It’s exciting, but, well, you know what, let me try to explain.
“It looks like something a teenager drew in a notepad” seemed to be the consensus from the commentariat about the 2018 Honda Civic Type R today. Yes, yes it does. And you know what? Good. Good.
How many American enthusiasts grew up dreaming of the Honda Civic Type R? Picking it in Gran Turismo, reading about it in car magazines, trying to tune their own Civics into something that approximated its legend. In just a few short months it will be forbidden no more. Meet the 2018 Honda Civic Type R in production…
The poor, long-suffering McLaren-Honda Formula One team got no reprieve from their continuing Honda power unit nightmare during preseason testing this year. Their test sessions were shortened significantly by power unit problems, crushing our McLaren-Honda Senna flashback dreams once more.
Whether it’s the other side of the pond one day, on a short vacation in a poorly considered test drive arranged through a foreign-language Craigslist, or in 25 years following a nightmarish stack of paperwork and too much money... I’ll be waiting for you, ninth-generation Honda Civic Type R.
This latest tenth-generation Honda Civic is a completely different animal than the Civics we’ve become used to throughout its 44-year run. This new one, introduced last year, is considerably larger, heavier, more complicated and refined. However, I reckon this is actually a return to form for Honda’s compact car. And…
I went to The One Motorcycle Show in Portland over this past weekend so you didn’t have to. Actually, you should have, because it was awesome. More than 120 bikes on were on display, ranging from the pristine to bizarre. Plus, lots of beer and food, live music and more stickers than you could possibly use.
The death of Ku Klux Klan leader Frank Ancona in Missouri has been a bit of a problem for a Honda dealership in Kansas due to an unfortunate coincidence.
Here in Japan I drive a Honda Logo, a supermini that was kind of a precursor to the Fit you’re familiar with. Honda, unfortunately, never made a Logo Type-R, but I’m getting close with a few simple and affordable interior swaps. I used factory parts, just never in way the factory imagined.
It’s cheap. It will last forever. It’s reasonably fun to wring out. It’s modular in design, with shocking levels of room for all your stuff. It gets great fuel economy. Is the mid-1990s Honda Civic hatch the only car you’ll ever need? The case could be made.