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Offline mk4Martin

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Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« on: 02 March 2009, 19:51 »
Pro's and Cons because I am thinking about getting a type R Face lift model 04 shape

Which is faster ?

Handles better ?

etc etc

Any body had experiences of both ?

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #1 on: 02 March 2009, 19:53 »
Remapped Diesel MK 150 is faster, especially when going up a hill  :grin:
Civic wins on the handling every time
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #2 on: 02 March 2009, 19:54 »
The 1.8t remapped I mean against the type R

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #3 on: 02 March 2009, 19:57 »
Standard v standard......................  The CTR wins on both fronts. :)
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #4 on: 02 March 2009, 19:57 »
ps  Why do you want to buy a bread van? :huh:
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #5 on: 02 March 2009, 19:58 »
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #6 on: 02 March 2009, 20:00 »
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Exactly what I was thinking! :D

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #7 on: 02 March 2009, 20:00 »
JulesV6? As in just bought himself a mk5 R32?


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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #8 on: 02 March 2009, 20:03 »
I have owned both along with a DC2 and a DC5 and the Civic is a nice car which handles very well and is quick enough but they are very different animals.
If you want nimble handling and don't mind little Torque and all your power at the top end then the Civic is the way to go but if you like a more relaxed drive with less gear changing then go for the Golf  :wink: here is my old run out model which has the much nicer Recaro's :cool: but even though I also had a DC5 which was very good the best of the bunch was my Integra Type R DC2 :cool:

  
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #9 on: 02 March 2009, 20:04 »
I sold my mk4 some time back and bought a Octavia VRS but now I want a mk4 again or a type R confused  :huh: