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    More Civic Type R Variants Are Being Considered

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      Such as a grand-tourer and one with AWD

    Honda has finally given us a taste of the forbidden fruit that is known as the Civic Type R. But the Japanese automaker has plans to introduce new variants of the Type R to broaden the audience and keep sales fresh.

    “We’re hoping that by gradually putting out more [variants] that we’ll be able to maintain a more stable sales volume,” Hideki Matsumoto, chief engineer for the Civic model range to Automotive News.

    Topping the list of variants is a more hardcore Type R offering up more power. Honda is also considering a toned-down Type R that is “focused more on the grand touring aspect” to help broaden the target market. The most interesting idea on the table is making an all-wheel drive variant of the Type R.

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    Had to gocheck myself and they indeed have a 15 grand markup......  and it was in the process of being sold.  it looks far better in person than in pictures, at least in grey.  that said, I fell for the black SI sedan that was actually pretty tasteful looking.  And no markups on the SI haha.  When I am ready to trade (probably a year or so from now) I was wantin a Modern Steel coupe, now I am in love with the black sedan. 

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    3 hours ago, Stew said:

    Had to gocheck myself and they indeed have a 15 grand markup......  and it was in the process of being sold.  it looks far better in person than in pictures, at least in grey.  that said, I fell for the black SI sedan that was actually pretty tasteful looking.  And no markups on the SI haha.  When I am ready to trade (probably a year or so from now) I was wantin a Modern Steel coupe, now I am in love with the black sedan. 

    They are both fine looking cars in their own way....but I still prefer the GTI.

    But in terms of actual cars, I think I may well end up with a rear wheel drive BRZ or Miata to replace the cooper in a couple of years.

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    That is certainly different.  I would love to see them expand on the Corolla barnding like they did in the 80s.  you had a FWD hot hatch and a rwd sport coupe along with tons of other versions of the Corolla.  

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    1 hour ago, Stew said:

    That is certainly different.  I would love to see them expand on the Corolla barnding like they did in the 80s.  you had a FWD hot hatch and a rwd sport coupe along with tons of other versions of the Corolla.  

    I would love a modern version of the MRS-Spyder or the MR2.

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    I wonder what kind of power would come along with all-wheel drive.  Should be awesome.  Focus would finally have some true competition I bet, because I am not seeing enough out there.

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    1 minute ago, Guest AsianPersuasian said:

    I wonder what kind of power would come along with all-wheel drive.  Should be awesome.  Focus would finally have some true competition I bet, because I am not seeing enough out there.

    Golf R AWD? WRX STI? 

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