We’re sure we’re not alone in feeling the frustration of seeing a hilarious movie trailer only to find out the movie had only five funny lines…
…and all of them came from the trailer.
There are many times in life when we’re disappointed, and none more than when we’ve hyped something to impossibly high standards.
Not so with the new Honda Civic Type R.
Oh, don’t get us wrong. We hyped the thing in our own minds to standards our hearts knew were impossibly high… it’s just that the little guy secretly surprised us by not letting us down.
We Almost Didn’t Know What to do With Ourselves.
We certainly had reason for the hype, even if we half-believed we may be believing in something too good to be true. After all, the Honda Civic has been a best-selling car since… I don’t know… since it rolled off the line. It’s always been safe, affordable, sleek, and incredibly popular. That alone makes us itch for the latest model. But when we discovered that the Type R wasn’t available in the U.S., well…
Our imaginations went wild.
We figured the Type R had it all, and we alternately drooled and muttered while thinking of our European brethren who were lucky enough to have access to what we imagined was a dream machine. We figured the Type R had a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, that it put out 306 horsepower, and that it could whip around corners with a tight grip on the road. We imagined it had so much power that even though it was only channeled through only the front wheels, it would still handle smoothly and evenly no matter how hard we mashed the gas pedal. We even dared to imagine that it performed beautifully on the track, would notify us of its limits without disappointing, and would have enough room to keep us comfortable for the whole ride.
And it DOES
It has all this and more. It’s got the Apply CarPlay and Android Auto on the dash. It comes standard or automatic. It’s only around $35,000.
Not only that, but there’s something about driving the little guy that makes the ol’ heart sing. We can’t explain it. We just want to get the word out there that dreams really do come true.
We get it: it’s not a Bentley, a Porsche, or a BMW. But for its class, it is and always has been the classiest of the bunch, and we beg you not to believe us until you’ve tried it for yourself… and now that they’ve finally started selling them in America starting this year, you can.