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FAO Honda Fan boys

Discussion in 'Motors' started by MikeHiow, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. MikeHiow

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    A curiosity -

    Given £4-5k to spend, and had the choice of the following three, which would you buy and why?

    DC2, EK9 or EP3?
     
  2. rypt

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    DC2
     
  3. Dave85

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    EP3 but only as I have one. And prefer the styling.
     
  4. rypt

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    Really? If anything I'd say the EK9 looks the best of the 3 mentioned
     
  5. SideWinder

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    I don't know anything about Honda and their cars but i LOVE the look of the DC2. The other 2 - after a quick Google - look boring.
     
  6. Dave85

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    hence why its my opinion :p
     
  7. hurfdurf

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    DC2
     
  8. Twentymac

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    DC2 all day !

    Ek9 looks better but DC2 is on top by far on overall performance wise. Handles great from factory standard let alone after a few mods.

    I think its the best FWD handling car in the world from factory standard iirc
     
  9. R220

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    EP3 as i have one, but i did consider the other 2. Guess i went for the EP3 as its very similar performance wise but you get a newer car for the money.

    EP3 vs dc2 vs ek9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOHCz72TDFw
     
  10. MikeHiow

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    Nice video, although the EP3 vs. DC2 isn't an accurate representation, seeing as thats the JDM EP3 that comes with a LSD, if I'm not mistaken?

    For the record, I'd personally lean toward the DC2. I imagine it to have a lower, sportier driving position than the EK9 and EP3, as well as looking slightly more "special" than the other two. That said, If the EP3 had a LSD, it would be a serious contender.
     
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  11. Nick1881

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    Correct, also a bit extra power, 220bhp.

    It would be DC2>EK9>EP3 for me.
     
  12. R220

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    JDM ep3 is indeed better than the UKDM for the track

    Power of jdm is 215-220 PS, so about 210bhp? not tons over the ukdm but suppose it helps :p
     
  13. Dreadi

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    DC2 for sure. EP3 I'm not a fan off, boy racers have given them a bad rep. Everyone knows thats EG>EK so that's the ek9 out thus leaving me with the mighty DC2 :D
     
  14. Witor

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    EP3. Just going off my own personal experience with DC2 and EP3. Ek9 i've never driven.
     
  15. Matt82

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    i used to have dreams about driving DC2s. then i did drive one and everything was justified. drive a dc2, theyre fantastic
     
  16. SKILL

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    Nowhere near a Honda Fan Boy (at least with cars), but for me:

    DC2 UKDM
    EK9
    DC2 JDM
    EP3
     
  17. MikeHiow

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    Its funny you separate the UKDM and JDM DC2s. I'd much rather have a 98 Spec JDM, but the insurance on the imports is double that of the UK models for me.
     
  18. Housey

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    ABC8
     
  19. Twentymac

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    98 spec all the way!
     
  20. UltimateBadger

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    I would go for a DC2 as well...although I'm biased. Unfortunately, finding a minter for £4-5k just isn't possible. I spent over £6k on mine.