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Hagerty Employee

Review: 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition

Look no further than the current crop of compact-crossover-flavored pablum, aka the CR-V/RAV4/Equinox du jour, for a sense of what the average person actually wants from daily motorized transportation. You don't steer these smoothed-over boxes and their sleepy powertrains so much as point them in the direction of your destination.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/new-car-reviews/review-2021-honda-civic-type-r-limited-edition/
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Rick2
Instructor

Not the ultimate Civic. It has to many doors and is way to ugly to be worth what Honda is asking.
TonyT
Technician

Thinking about the first-gen GTI, the Toyota FX16 and the original Acura VTEC, one element is apparent: two doors. Hey, Honda! Want to lose a couple hundred pounds? Make this a coupe. Not everyone has nine kids and three dogs to haul around.
Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

I always find it amusing the many things taken out and then all you save is 28, 50 pounds? Doesn't seem worth it to me. I'd take the "regular" version as you get everything and are unlikely to feel a difference. I'm interested in the next gen of this car. I could not drive this thing, it looks terrible with all the fake scoops, etc. on it.

Geok86
Instructor

After driving one of the caricatures from the previous gen, I came away reasonably impressed with the performance, but…I would rather own, drive, and be seen in my MKVII GTI.
MoparMarq
Advanced Driver

"Make no mistake, it’s still a front-wheel-drive Honda that sounds like a Dyson."

I think that pretty much says it all...