This Civic Type-R was pretty much an impulse buy, she was one neglected motor that needed lots of TLC to bring her up to scratch. So I bought her more of a garage project than anything else.
When I got her on the road, I found she had the dreaded notchy 3rd gear, a problem that is relatively common on these Type-Rs.
So of course Speedy couldn't live with that and out came the gearbox, full details can be found in this thread Civic/7th Generation - Project - Fix third gear crunch EP3 Civic Type-R gearbox • Honda Karma
Needless to say once I'd got the gearbox all fixed up and back in the car, the gear changes were once again silky smooth.
I also had various bit of bodywork touched up, and replaced trim that was broken or missing, gave the brakes and overhaul and painted up the calipers as they were looking a little tatty.
I kept her for a year and used her as a weekend toy. After all the TLC that I gave her she was running absolutely spotlessly. In fact she had so much power the naff low grade tyres that she came with would struggle to cope and I'd end up getting loads and loads of wheel spin. If I set off for a quick 0-60 (on a safe road) I'd get wheel spin in first, second and third gear easily. I had planned on getting her some new shoes all the way round but when the insurance quote came for the second year I decided that I just wasn't using her enough and sold her.
I do miss her, she was crazily quick and absolutely bags of fun to drive but for my daily commute to work she couldn't match the comfort (or economy) that my Accord CL9 gives me.