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#1 whiffin

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

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?

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#2 tomo2001

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:17 PM

Worth checking out www.civinfo.com for all things Civic related. Very good site, always get quick answers on there :)

PS There's plenty of past and current owners on there for the older shape Civic (EP3 ??)

#3 Lenny

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:36 PM

the central locking module in the civic is built in to the stereo so if changing the stereo mate,

you need to buy an aftermarket central locking module to power the doors, happend a mate of mine who has a 2001 3 door ;)

#4 whiffin

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:53 PM

Yeah could look at Civic forum, but then need to ask the guys there who's driven an ST ...

Want someone ideally who's driven/owned both for comparisoon, rather than just a review of a civic
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