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Comparisons are always fun, but nothing can compare to an old school versus new school throw downs to see if new equals better.
Edmunds Inside Line found out that Gary Robinson of Acura Public Relations chief purchased a new (i.e. never titled) 1998 Acura Integra Type R from Honda after the company no longer wanted to keep it. The car is completely stock, with no modifications that had spoiled the original experience.
So they grabbed the keys from Gary, slapped on a new set of tires, and picked up a Honda FP performance parts equipped 2010 Honda Civic SI. The goal was to see if the Civic Si could come close to what is considered the bench-mark of Honda’s front-wheel-drive performance cars.
What they found was the 2010 Honda Civic Si was a much better car for daily driving; it was quiet and comfortable. However, the 12 year old Type R destroyed the Civic in every possible performance category and with no drive-by-wire controls it offered a much better and rewarding driving experience.
For the full comparison test, click the link below:
[Source: Inside Line]