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      09-28-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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Hot hatch choices...

I may change the m140i next year.

Now don't laugh, but the new Civic type R was given a top rating by Autocar and other mags and Chris Harris also rates it.

Anyway,I came across this appraisal by a young colonial fellow.He is most eloquent and sophisticated so I am very persuaded.

What do you think?

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      09-28-2017, 09:50 AM   #2
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New Civic type r, or golf R - except the amount I see on the road is ridiculous.

By all accounts the new type r seems to trump it and no issues with fwd, I'm imminently about to go in my mates.
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      09-28-2017, 09:52 AM   #3
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Do you wear your baseball hat backwards? No? Rule out the Honda.

Do you want your car stolen? No? Rule out the Golf R.

Do you want the neighbours to think you've been made redundant? No? Rule out the Ford RS.

Do you want people to think you drive a diesel? No? Rule out the AMG 45

That leaves the Golf GTI. An excellent choice.
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Do you wear your baseball hat backwards? No? Rule out the Honda.

Do you want your car stolen? No? Rule out the Golf R.

Do you want the neighbours to think you've been made redundant? No? Rule out the Ford RS.

Do you want people to think you drive a diesel? No? Rule out the AMG 45

That leaves the Golf GTI. An excellent choice.
I used to own a fabia vrs previously bmw and a guy few doors done thought I was getting a divorce.

So choose to skoda if that's the case lol.
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      09-28-2017, 09:58 AM   #5
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It won't matter which one you get if your in the West Midlands. It will be gone the next morning anyway.
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Lawrence Fox's finest performance to date, without a doubt.
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I may change the m140i next year.

Now don't laugh, but the new Civic type R was given a top rating by Autocar and other mags and Chris Harris also rates it.

Anyway,I came across this appraisal by a young colonial fellow.He is most eloquent and sophisticated so I am very persuaded.

What do you think?

It feels like we made the right choice in deporting his ancestors.

Even worse than the video itself is the fact it has 19,000 likes. Who are these retards?
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      09-28-2017, 11:11 AM   #8
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Was no one else laughing at his single overworked brain cell coming up with comments that any redneck hillbilly would be proud of?

I had tears in my eyes, like his bird would if I stole all her food. 😂😂😂
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      09-28-2017, 11:43 AM   #9
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Don't you think it was done all rednecked up just for a laugh?

At least give him credit for liking a car that actually goes round corners quite well,an ability that is rather under appreciated on that side of the pond.

May just keep the 140,although it really needs 5k on an lsd and suspension mods,which I don't really want to bother with.

I'm only in my 60's,not quite dead yet,so a Golf GTI would be on the boring side for me I'm afraid.
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      09-28-2017, 11:44 AM   #10
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I have not driven the new Type R but have driven the RS3, Golf R, Focus RS, A45 and the M140i.

This is probably the only time in my life I will ever say this but out of that lot I would pick the RS3 every single time.

You might want to wait for the New Leon Cupra R.
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      09-28-2017, 11:47 AM   #11
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Sound track on the RS3 is amazing..
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      09-28-2017, 11:50 AM   #12
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Front wheel drive vs rear or all wheel drive? Inline 6 turbo vs inline 4? More horsepower and low end torque faster 0-60? I?ll take the bimmer I think it has more sex appeal than a glorified family sedan.
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Civic Type R just looks a real styling mess, and as for someone in their 60s owning one ............... ohhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooo as Churchill would say!!!
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Civic Type R just looks a real styling mess, and as for someone in their 60s owning one ............... ohhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooo as Churchill would say!!!
I haven't seen any of the new Type R on the road, but all the just replaced model I've seen have been driven by old guys!
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Civic Type R just looks a real styling mess, and as for someone in their 60s owning one ............... ohhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooo as Churchill would say!!!
Well,that's what I thought firstly but then I thought why not?
I can always wear my tweed flat cap backwards

I do quite like Hondas,an old S2000 could be nice but no room for the dog sadly.
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If I had a quid for every time someone told me the civic was ugly I would have enough money to get Pinin Farina to redesign the thing.
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      09-28-2017, 01:18 PM   #17
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Do you wear your baseball hat backwards? No? Rule out the Honda.

Do you want your car stolen? No? Rule out the Golf R.

Do you want the neighbours to think you've been made redundant? No? Rule out the Ford RS.

Do you want people to think you drive a diesel? No? Rule out the AMG 45

That leaves the Golf GTI. An excellent choice.
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Do you wear your baseball hat backwards? No? Rule out the Honda.

Do you want your car stolen? No? Rule out the Golf R.

Do you want the neighbours to think you've been made redundant? No? Rule out the Ford RS.

Do you want people to think you drive a diesel? No? Rule out the AMG 45

That leaves the Golf GTI. An excellent choice.
Unless the OP is bored and wants a change I'd say a better choice than any of the above is to tweak the chassis and stick with the M140i!
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      09-28-2017, 01:42 PM   #19
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If I had a quid for every time someone told me the civic was ugly I would have enough money to get Pinin Farina to redesign the thing.
To be fair the m140i is plain type ugly,the m240i is better but practicalities dictate I need a hatch...I agree the Civic might be called chav ugly!
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I am going to say the Meecedes A45. Stupid fast. Does not get hotter than that for a hot hatch I think. Just that ugly screen in the middle and command being horrible compared to i drive. Four wheel drive. The Audi RS3 is an option too.
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      09-28-2017, 03:21 PM   #21
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This is a better review

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      09-28-2017, 03:24 PM   #22
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Well,that's what I thought firstly but then I thought why not?
I can always wear my tweed flat cap backwards

I do quite like Hondas,an old S2000 could be nice but no room for the dog sadly.
Leave the wife at home
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