Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Is the Honda Civic Type R Sold Out?


In the latest back and forth between Subaru and Honda for sports sedan/hot hatch supremacy, it seems that Honda is gaining the upper hand. According to an inside source at Honda, it appears that after just a day of being officially available for reservation at Honda dealerships nationwide, the Civic Type R is already sold out.

Priced at P 2,980,000, some people balked that the Civic Type R is too expensive (even when it’s not, given the tax and duties). That didn’t sway serious buyers as all examples of the Civic Type R have been snapped up. Seems Honda Cars Philippines’ move to limit the supply to just 100 units worked excellently.

If you were on the fence, tough luck.

Still, with deliveries starting in September, there’s still a slim chance that a buyer or two would back out. If you really, really, really want to get your hands on a Civic Type R, contact as much Honda dealerships as you can and see if you can still get in line. Don’t wait too long though.

Take note would-by Civic Type R reservers: Honda Cars Philippines is not allowing that the Type R be sold than higher than the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price. If a dealer is trying to gorge you, you can report them directly to HCPI.

20 comments:

  1. 100 fools. Seriously, 3m for a front wheel riced car? The Subaru WRX STI or even the Lexus Is350 F Sport are better buys which are equally quick if not quicker and are undoubtedly the better car than the over hyped and overpriced Civic Type R.

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  2. It's a toy. If you don't like it stay away therefore. No point criticizing those lucky few.

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  3. LoL at Anon 6:20...

    STFU, you don't know what you're saying. Comparing cars w/o driving them.

    Heck, i traded my STI for CTR and never regretted it.

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    1. Congrats for your FWD car.

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  4. @^ What happened to giving out your own opinion? what about free criticism? I agree who plays 3,000,000 PHP for a honda civic?

    ricers do that's for sure.

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  5. LMFAO at those calling it a "riced" car. So affected to see something you don't like do so well. I respect your opinion, but at least respect the opinions of those 100 (and probably more, just unlucky) who decided to buy one. I guarantee you that those people will be happy as can be with their purchase.

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  6. Meanwhile Subaru is offering six figure discount for their bland wrx

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    1. That's the usual strategy of Subaru everytime a new model or a refreshed model is due to come out. And guess what, the 2018 WRX and WRX STi MMC is coming soon.

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    2. New one looks as bland as the old one. Even the Altus looks more exciting. No doubt the new one will still be heavily discounted

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    3. Altus - when you're talking about cars and in-love to Altis, but then you love men too.

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    4. LMAO at the guy comparing the subie with the Altis. An Altis doesn't hold a candle against a WRX or WRX STi

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    5. If you cared enough to read I think he was talking about the styling which is true. WRX's styling is as bland as Toyota.

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    6. Since when did WRX looked pretty? it is a driver's car. Styling huh.. you must love hair-dresser's car.

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    7. Driver's car 20 years ago. Now its sadly the ninth best sports compact car according to Car and Driver

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  7. 'Tis OK to criticize if you've test driven one. But trolling and saying its a riced car w/o even riding it? Come on!

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    1. Agree! May I add that the ultimate beneficiary of this new model are the countless motor heads like myself who continue to hope that other car makers will be encouraged to introduce similar models in the Philippines. Case in point the Ford Focus RS with 350 HP & 350 TQ, U.S. Spec.
      No flame outs please! I just appreciate well engineered cars even if I cannot afford them! I'm still lamenting the demise of the Mitsubishi Evo..........

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  8. Lol id prefer a 2.3L 4 mustang @ 2.5M than this civic. Like come on lol.. seriously 100 units is an obvious marketing stunt!

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    1. In the end, it's all about selling cars.

      Well, would you jump in if Ford put up a limited run of that Mustang you wanted?

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