I chose an ST (ST170 Mk1) over Civic Type-R (2.0 Mk1) last month as the insurance for the Civic would have killed my bank balance (following car accident and 6 points from motorbike), plus the Civic cost more.
I have my ST and love it - so all good there
I was thinking, perhaps in teh summer if I have spare cash (and on't buy new bike) of swapping ST for the Civic of the same age. I was assuming that they'd be almost identical in performace until he vtec kicks in when the Civic would pull away. I would imagine handling would be similar. Is the Civic as torquey as the ST? (I've only owned a 1.6 CR-X vtec and that did f**k all until 5000 RPM)
Has anyone owned both a Mk1 ST and Mk1 Type-R ... both around 2003 - if so any comments/comparisons?