Ari does the Civic Type-R

Hi there peeps.. As you all are aware, I’m a car nut. I love cars. So, yesterday, I went and called up Honda Malaysia for a test drive. Test drive what..? Well, its the brand spanking new Civic Type-R (FD2R). 

Now, I know there’s plenty of reviews out there on the FD2R and what I’m doing here is more on the layman’s term about the car ok.. From my POV laa.. 

For those who don’t know, here’s how the CTR looks like..










Very garang right..? Anyway, if anyone were to have even the slightest interest in it would know that this is a performance car. The “R” stands for Racing.. oohhh… sexy.. Again, this car only has one colour, which is the Championship White and it’s only in Manual transmission. For those who hates manual, then this is not for you. Before I begin.. let me show you the interior of this beast…










Sexy kan..? Oohhh.. I can imagine me in this beast rolling around Heritage row… Hahah.. Berangan.. Anyway, as soon as I met Ivan ( the Honda guy), I liked him already. He’s a very nice dude with a good attitude towards his customers. I would thoroughly recommend him if anyone wants to purchase a Honda in the future..

Ok, so, I sat in the car.. put the key in, pressed the clutch and looked for the red starter button. Vrrooommm… Alright, so, it didnt actually vrrrooomm but more like vrumm… Its stock standard. Put it in 1st, then off I went into my own world..

The ratios for the gears are pretty short. So, for you to hit sixth gear is very fast. The red line is at 8500rpm. The i-Vtec comes in at around 5400 revs.. But, lemme tell you, under normal driving conditions, the car seems very ummm… normal. But when you floor it, all 220 race bred horses pushes you to the back of your seat. Screaming all the way to the red line. “Now, that my friend.. is pure ecstasy..” (Horatio style of saying this with his glasses..).

Some say the race tuned suspension is hard but I find it acceptable. My kids and missus didnt have any problems with it. Boot space is ample. And fuel economy is… ok lah .. i guess.. in 6th gear, at 3000revs, the red digital speedo says 100kmh. So, cruising down the highway to JB or Penang wont be a problem.

As for the performance and looks, I’d give it a 9.5/10.. I really like this car. I want this car. Or should I say, I ‘NEED’ this car..

And lastly before I go, (the missus is calling already.. have to go out for dinner…) I’ll show you guys a more common view of the CTR. From the back. That is what most of us would be seeing anyway.. hahahaha… Cheers guys..










Thanks for viewing 😉


11 Responses to “Ari does the Civic Type-R”

  1. Oh My GoD! Damn It.. haha.. At last you tested-drived the All New Civic Type-R already yeah.. This car, for a non-aspirated class, an ‘i’-Variable Valve Timing or well known as i-VTEC-R Engine, is really a superb family-comes-to-race car, just without Roll-Cage! hehe.. Before I just ‘saw’ only this car, but after ‘hear’ it all the ‘crazy-stories’ from you, I think this car is worth buying, IF I am not mistaken, price tag RM198K.. In its class, non of them is non-aspirated engine, such as Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X (RM335K), Subaru Impreza WRX STi S204-R (RM295K), VW Golf GTi (RM205K+-, not the ABT, the ABT + Tuned RM260K!) or the new Mazda RX-8 2009 (RM240K)-(yet, although 1.3L engine (RM80 per year road-tax), 225HP, petrol ‘drinks-like hell-yeah).. hehe..
    Anyway, bro’, go ahead and buy laaa.. It is time to play ‘non-Turbo’ cars bro’.. Petrol price is un-stable (although its going down some-more..)

  2. Hey Putra, thanks for dropping by, yeah.. i guess its time for us to play normal aspirated highly tuned cars ya.. But at RM198k, it’s still very steep but relatively, for a good family cum performance car, acceptable kan.. Fhush.. you’ve actually listed down all the prices of cars that I like except the R35. heheh.. anyway, I’m waiting for your N/A car too 😉

  3. The red interior makes the car looks sexy no? I like. Eh dah reti letak links kat sidebar. Good good. Sorry tak sempat email you the how to 🙂

  4. Hey bro’.. Okay, RM198K for a 220 race bred horses Honda Civic (FD2R)Type-R, 4-Door some-more yet Black and Red Interior, looks ‘garang’ oo.. Jalan-jalan with familys then some idiot ‘cucuk’ you from behind, also can play-play, not tapau laa.. haha.. Anyway, IF you like it, just buy it.. Others expensive yet not practical for ‘family-cum-to-performance/race-car.. Say about me, hmm.. still collecting cash bro’.. hehe 😉

  5. Jannah: Yeehaaa… Learnt it the hard way. Had to look up “help” in the forums. You like the interior? Its red and black. Nice but very minimal.. it wouldnt attract girls.. Those normal flashy types laaa… but since you say its nice, thats a good sign.. 😉

    Putra: I agree bro.. It’s gonna take a lot of will power to say ‘No’.. Hopefully, this “baby” will make it to my house someday.. Then we can go Sepang and race with your souped up/roll caged wira aite.. Winner gets Teh ‘o’ ais limau. Hahahaha…

  6. gosh!
    my dream car!
    btw, nice pixies u have here!

  7. Dream Car.. yeah… I just hope it becomes a reality someday.. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed..

    Oh Nad, thanks for dropping by..

  8. Horse Racing Online…

    Personally I won\’t bet on 8yo or older horses on the Flat other than in exceptional cases….

  9. aaaahhhh….. i love CTR!!!! *turned on

    i think that singer Faizal Tahir drives this. nak kena tanyer dier balik nih. hish.

    (bile laa nak dapat endorsement PEPSI so that bleh beli civic type R jugaks. haha)

  10. Hmm… Its really nice to know that you like fast cars but I was told the ride handling is very harsh. Not many people can sustain driving this beast daily.

    Our local singer driving this? Wow.. Didnt know that.

    P/s: I’ve sent you an email.. did you get it 😉

  11. yes. replied 😉

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