Illustration for article titled How Americans Feel When Europeans Get All The Good Hot Hatches

I'm on a crusade to explain to car snobs living in the United States that we have probably the best car market anywhere in the world. And then this happens.

Honda not only denies us the upscale European-market Civic, they also deny us the 280-horsepower Type R. Pistol Pete pretty much explained exactly how all of us American gearheads felt when we heard the news.


It's like when you hear that your ex-girlfriend will do things for her new boyfriend that she would never do for you.

Hey, guys, at least we get the Focus ST, Golf GTI and R, Fiesta ST, Fiat 500 Abarth, and Mazdaspeed3, not to mention the regular-grade Hyundai i30 (aka Elantra GT).

But dammit I won't be happy until I can get my hands on a used Renaultsport Megane R26.R!


Photo Credit: Honda

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