2020 Honda Civic Type R

2020 Honda Civic Type R - Austin, Texas

2020 Honda Civic Type R – Austin, Texas

What is the spiritual, modern successor to the original Honda N600 that I talked about yesterday? Perhaps it’s the Honda Civic. It’s one of the smaller, more basic models, and they still have a hatchback-like style. This Civic is certainly not entry-level. It’s the upscale, enthusiast, sport version, called the Type R.

Being an enthusiast model, they have a limited supply, and I was surprised the dealer had three in stock. This blue-gray model was upfront. This blingy look is not really my style, but it’s geared toward a particular audience. Either way, it’s a far cry from the 1970 model that started Honda in the U.S. market.

Here’s a review of the Civic Type R from my favorite enthusiast automobile YouTube channel. As you can tell, they are serious about cars. It’s not a run-of-the-mill car review.

I’m not a car or racing fan, though I enjoy their design. However, being a photography and camera enthusiast, I understand the deep appreciation for the seemingly minute and insignificant. People passionate about something really get into the details.

50 years of evolution has transformed a small 45 horsepower vehicle into this 306 horsepower beast. Perhaps not as powerful as some of the V8 muscle cars. 0-60 in 5.4 seconds doesn’t sound particularly fast, however. But, from the video review above, it seems to be a very delightful and practical car to drive. It will set you back at least $38K. Though these days, that doesn’t sound too crazy.

2020 Honda Civic Type R - Austin, Texas
2020 Honda Civic Type R - Austin, Texas
2020 Honda Civic Type R - Austin, Texas

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4 thoughts on “2020 Honda Civic Type R

  1. The first car I have ever owned was a puke green base model 1994 Honda Civic. The attractive saleswoman at the dealership in Ann Arbor “convinced” me it was the best car for a new “cash poor” recent graduate (MSEE). I loved that car until it was destroyed in a rear-end accident in 1996.

    My pre-owned 1994 Acura Integra was basically a high-performance Civic with Acura badging. If I did not need a larger family sedan (Honda Accord), I would have bought a Civic in 2006. If you review Honda’s brochures or website, you will notice that the Civic has line has more advanced technology than any Honda, including their Acura division. I love the Honda Civic.

    1. I am a fan of auto racing where the cars are very expensive, not driven on an oval track, the drivers speak multiple foreign languages, and the races are hosted internationally.

      aka. Formula 1.

    2. My wife bought a 1994 Red Civic 2 door. She drove that while I had the 1992 Legend.

      We got rid of the Civic when my first son was born and got a 1999 VW Passat. Big mistake! What a miserably unreliable car, though it did have a very nice truck and tight German handling.

      We got rid of the Passat and got the 2007 CRV which is still going strong.

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