Above image: Covered by 4 inches of snow, lies the 6th Honda that I’ve owned since my first car.
The fizzy champions
I’ll let you into a little secret. There’s a get-out-of-jail-free card which I will allow any car to pull no matter how terrible it may be. It’s not red paint, it’s not Xenon lights, nor is it a gigantic sound system or two-tone sports seats. Those do count for something but they can’t compete with high revs.
The impossible dream
Four years, eight months and sixteen days ago I tested a car that made such a lasting impression on me that I not only dedicated a mixed CD to it but also counted the days until we were reunited. That day finally came when the Honda Civic Type-R arrived this week for a last hurrah.
The important progression
Do you still remember the pop-up headlight Honda Ballade? What about the square one before that? These dependable and practical cars were uniquely named for South Africa and were actually called Honda Civic everywhere else – of which the ninth generation was just launched.