General Opinons: from 2.0 SE to Type-R

Discussion in '6th Generation (1997-2002)' started by LAN3Y, Sunday 18th Sep, 2016.

  1. LAN3Y Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    In your opinion is it worth the (upgrade) from a 2 litre SE to a type of a slightly older age.

    it will cost me £200 more a year and around a £2k cost of the car.
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Type-R's are becoming rare but they well worthy of owning, an amazingly fun car to drive.

    Get one now otherwise they will only become more scarce as time goes on.

    Just be sure to take your time looking for one and just don't end up with a rust bucket.
     
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  3. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Is that a genuine question?
     
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  4. Fiskekutteren Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I would say yes do it. The extra power it has, is alone a good reason to change. Handling wise the difference is not as a big surprise as the power when compared to a 2.0. I have only tried an Type-R once and would actually say that it is quite soft for what is.

    If i had the money i would have both :Smile:.
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Whattt ?? Soft ?? LOL

    My friend you haven't pushed it like you needed to push it. An Accord Type-R is NOT soft by any measure !
     
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  6. Fiskekutteren Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    hmm maybe the shocks where worn or something because i remember it being very bouncy over bumps and with some lean to it when cornering. Yes i did not push the car hard as it was not my car :Smile:.
     
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  7. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I owned one for two years and in that time I never would have described it as soft (much to Pottermiss's annoyance).

    I suggest you buy one, find a nice B road and press the loud button with your foot.

    Edit: I can't get over you said that!

    They are so planted it's untrue. Are you sure it was a Type'R and not a Type'V? Lol
     
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  8. LAN3Y Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I wouldn't ask otherwise :Grin:

    I have never driven a Type-R and have only ever seen one up close so it was an innocent question
     
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  9. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Apart from the panel work it's a completely different car to your 2.0
     
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  10. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    In that case drive a few then as you may get the false impression is you drove a worn out example first up.
     
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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    A small taster .. not sure its the best example Youtube vid for an ATR though

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    Here's another

     
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  12. SayamaAccord Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Old hat now. If yours runs well stay as you are.
     
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  13. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Has that dude ever driven a VTEC before?

    ****, I'm missing mine.
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    Karl-Pilkington-Bullshit-1.
     
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  14. LAN3Y Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I'm gobsmacked the Type-R is £10 a month cheaper insurance than my SE :O
     
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  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    He seems to have some odd problem when he was VTECing it, it was making a nasty, nasty sound occasionally.

    Haven't really found a good example, oddly there don't seem to be many about :Blink:
     
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  16. Beefy Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    You will have to pay good money now to get a decent example. Otherwise I guarantee you will spend the saving you made anyway on repairs. There old girls now and need some TLC. Some have been thrashed to hell as well and not looked after.
     
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  17. SayamaAccord Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Google 'accord Type-R rust' and click on 'Images'. That should bring you to your senses.
     
  18. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Get a 7th Generation diesel and have it remapped, now THAT is the route to performance...
     
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  19. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Lucky I wasn't drinking any tea just then !
     
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