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Dean Stevenson
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Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-17-2018 19:48
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Is there any expected improvement in availability for Type Rs in the US?

Last year I contacted dealers asking if they would sell at MSRP. They replied "come back when we start getting 2018 models in."

Came back when the 2018's started coming in and dealers replied "well, maybe next year."

Think Honda will bring over more or have Type Rs always been this constrained in other markets?

90Ac02Si
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-17-2018 20:14
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I spoke to a salesman at a recent local auto show and he told me that each Honda dealer in the US was allotted two Type Rs a year and that there were no plans to increase production. He wasn't even sure if we would be getting Type Rs for very long. I can't corroborate this information, myself, and some sales staff are well informed while others aren't. I hope this isn't true.
NealX
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-17-2018 22:29
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Does anyone have a guesstimate of how many are out on the roads now?
JeffX
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-17-2018 23:33
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NealX wrote:
Does anyone have a guesstimate of how many are out on the roads now?


There's an automotive event I'm attending here in Atlanta tomorrow and there will be a Honda PR person there. I will try to remember ask him when I see him.

The only thing I've ever heard was that supposedly there were 2500 allocated for MY2017 and 5000 for MY2018

DCR
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-18-2018 00:26
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90Ac02Si wrote:
I spoke to a salesman at a recent local auto show and he told me that each Honda dealer in the US was allotted two Type Rs a year and that there were no plans to increase production. He wasn't even sure if we would be getting Type Rs for very long. I can't corroborate this information, myself, and some sales staff are well informed while others aren't. I hope this isn't true.


The dealers here in town have had more than that already, and places like CA have had way more than that. So no, not true.

silverf16
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-18-2018 01:31
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Sounds like the sales staff is giving the buyer a line. CTR business is doing well. No reason why a mass producer can't crank up the volume. Honda will sell as many of these as they can. Kiss the dealer markups goodbye.
rogazilla
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-18-2018 09:16
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I had a chance to buy one here locally at MSRP. 2 weeks later, they got another one and my understanding was their sister location got one in last week also. They still have one in another sister location which has been sitting for a few weeks now. not sure what's the story for that one.

In the month of April and early May, they basically have 4.

Karl O.
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-18-2018 09:58
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Supposedly there is a 2018.5 model that went up $500 or so in MSRP with no other changes. So those should be coming in to tide over supply until 2019s arrives in the fall.

https://www.cars.com/articles/civics-lesson-honda-raises-civic-type-r-price-a-lot-others-a-little-1420699872381/

It's hard to imagine Honda not cranking out as many of these as they can, it's not like there's a whole lot else going on in that Swindon plant.

Hondarulez
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-18-2018 12:09
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90Ac02Si wrote:
I spoke to a salesman at a recent local auto show and he told me that each Honda dealer in the US was allotted two Type Rs a year and that there were no plans to increase production. He wasn't even sure if we would be getting Type Rs for very long. I can't corroborate this information, myself, and some sales staff are well informed while others aren't. I hope this isn't true.


When I bought mine here in Canada when the car jist came out, my sales person told me his dealer was getting 2 Type R's every quarter or so. It's a medium sized dealership that is an hour driving away from Vancouver, so it's not a very popular one.

I find it hard to believe US would be that much different and each dealer would only get two cars a year.

JeffX
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-18-2018 15:55
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JeffX wrote:
NealX wrote:
Does anyone have a guesstimate of how many are out on the roads now?


There's an automotive event I'm attending here in Atlanta tomorrow and there will be a Honda PR person there. I will try to remember ask him when I see him.

The only thing I've ever heard was that supposedly there were 2500 allocated for MY2017 and 5000 for MY2018



Today I asked the PR guy directly and he said those numbers are confirmed and have remained unchanged.

That's the official response.

2500 for 2017, 5000 for 2018.

cksi1372
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-18-2018 16:05
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JeffX wrote:
JeffX wrote:
NealX wrote:
Does anyone have a guesstimate of how many are out on the roads now?


There's an automotive event I'm attending here in Atlanta tomorrow and there will be a Honda PR person there. I will try to remember ask him when I see him.

The only thing I've ever heard was that supposedly there were 2500 allocated for MY2017 and 5000 for MY2018



Today I asked the PR guy directly and he said those numbers are confirmed and have remained unchanged.

That's the official response.

2500 for 2017, 5000 for 2018.



Any indication or confirmation that a MY2019 is coming?

TonyEX
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-18-2018 17:26
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JeffX wrote:
JeffX wrote:
NealX wrote:
Does anyone have a guesstimate of how many are out on the roads now?


There's an automotive event I'm attending here in Atlanta tomorrow and there will be a Honda PR person there. I will try to remember ask him when I see him.

The only thing I've ever heard was that supposedly there were 2500 allocated for MY2017 and 5000 for MY2018



Today I asked the PR guy directly and he said those numbers are confirmed and have remained unchanged.

That's the official response.

2500 for 2017, 5000 for 2018.




Hmm... I'll ask my SO to keep an eye on the list. Currently it's not available. It'd be soooo sweet to have one of those on lease and then buy it when it goes off lease. ;-D

I'd have the fastest 3.3 mile commute in the history of SoCal.

"What? It has six gears? I never take past 3rd..."
"How come my front tires only last 2000 miles?"
"Why yes, I do wear that gas mask to breathe through the tire smoke"


silverf16
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-19-2018 01:07
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I think the next question is, when is Honda going to make it less ugly?

Per Chris Harris -

"I think this car looks absurd..I know its not my job to tell you how things look, but to me this thing does look faintly ridiculous...it looks like it appeals to young people lacking taste.....but its got a sticker price of $35K so it is clearly unobtainable (for young people). So what's it doing? Who is it aimed at? Because the type of person who can afford $35K on a hot hatch, I don't think wants to be seen in something as leery as this."

Leave it to the Brits to tell it like it is. I love the car but hate the look. Couldn't have said it any better than Chris did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1J2RBjhYZU


NealX
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-19-2018 08:22
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JeffX wrote:
JeffX wrote:
NealX wrote:
Does anyone have a guesstimate of how many are out on the roads now?


There's an automotive event I'm attending here in Atlanta tomorrow and there will be a Honda PR person there. I will try to remember ask him when I see him.

The only thing I've ever heard was that supposedly there were 2500 allocated for MY2017 and 5000 for MY2018



Today I asked the PR guy directly and he said those numbers are confirmed and have remained unchanged.

That's the official response.

2500 for 2017, 5000 for 2018.


Okay. Thanks for the info!

wyy183
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-19-2018 23:05
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Karl O. wrote:
Supposedly there is a 2018.5 model that went up $500 or so in MSRP with no other changes. So those should be coming in to tide over supply until 2019s arrives in the fall.

https://www.cars.com/articles/civics-lesson-honda-raises-civic-type-r-price-a-lot-others-a-little-1420699872381/

It's hard to imagine Honda not cranking out as many of these as they can, it's not like there's a whole lot else going on in that Swindon plant.



I should assume this is sarcasm?

The Swindon plant produces Civics of all flavor. They send hatchbacks to the US. They make CR-V's, and have a couple of engine lines. I think, but not 100% for sure, that they make the Jazz (Fit) there, as well.

It is a 370 acre facility.

Design
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-31-2018 00:32
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cksi1372 wrote:
JeffX wrote:
JeffX wrote:
NealX wrote:
Does anyone have a guesstimate of how many are out on the roads now?


There's an automotive event I'm attending here in Atlanta tomorrow and there will be a Honda PR person there. I will try to remember ask him when I see him.

The only thing I've ever heard was that supposedly there were 2500 allocated for MY2017 and 5000 for MY2018



Today I asked the PR guy directly and he said those numbers are confirmed and have remained unchanged.

That's the official response.

2500 for 2017, 5000 for 2018.



Any indication or confirmation that a MY2019 is coming?



I didn't see an answer so I'll address. The limited info coming my way suggests the 2019 will be a near 100% carryover.

Unlike the ITR, there's no reason for Honda to scale back production. They'll sell as many as they can through MY 2020. Like Jeff, I've also heard that 5K is around the max they can allocate to the US due to Swindon being the sole production facility for the chassis.

NorCalSales
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-31-2018 09:37
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Dealerships were all allocated a single unit each MY

The remaining cars are individually allocated off Civic sales and you still get whatever color the Zone send you...unless you pull off an OCRT trade.

I have 1 in transit... 2 on order, that will make 6 for the year by July.

DCR
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-31-2018 12:21
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NorCalSales wrote:
Dealerships were all allocated a single unit each MY

The remaining cars are individually allocated off Civic sales and you still get whatever color the Zone send you...unless you pull off an OCRT trade.

I have 1 in transit... 2 on order, that will make 6 for the year by July.



The dealer I am getting mine from has been picking the colors on the last few...I know that because they called me and asked me what color I wanted. Their most recent allocation they are going with red, and they didn't mention having to trade.

I guess we will see if mine actually shows up gray.

NorCalSales
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Re: Any expected improvement in US Type R availability?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-31-2018 14:34
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You can request colors from your rep but there is no allocation for the TypeR, it has yet to be on an APEX.

I requested a red one for someone and got it... mind you I got a black one first and the red came second but hey, he got it, just 5 weeks slower.


 
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