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Is it time to think of the original Honda Civic Type R as a classic?

Just reading about the new MK10 Honda Civic, which got me thinking: Is it time to start thinking of the original Honda Civic Type R from 2001 as a classic? All the ingredients are there. One to watch? What have values been doing recently?

Asked on 31 January 2017 by Cappuccino Break

Answered by Keith Moody
Absolutely. The EP3, as I think they're known, was (and still is) a fantastic car. Assembled in Swindon, 5.8 secs 0 to 62mph, 200PS - it was rightly named 'hot hatch of the year' by many corners of the motoring press. However, if you're thinking of buying one today then approach with care. As with any performance car, you'll need to find one that hasn't been thrashed (or worse) so a good service history is crucial. Prices are fairly steady in the £2500 to £3500 bracket, although the odd one crops up at £5000 from time to time. It's hard to see prices getting any lower and with a new generation of Civic Type R due, it means that 2001-2006 Civic Type R is certain to grow in desirability.
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