GTP Cool Wall: 1998-2003 Honda Accord Type R

Discussion in 'Cool Wall' started by GranTurismo916, Feb 18, 2015.

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1998-2003 Honda Accord Type R

Poll closed Feb 25, 2015.
  1. Sub-Zero

    1.4%
  2. Cool

    50.0%
  3. Meh

    20.9%
  4. Uncool

    23.0%
  5. Seriously Uncool

    4.7%
  1. GranTurismo916

    GranTurismo916

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    1998-2003 Honda Accord Type R nominated by @Famine
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    Engines:
    2.2L I4 (H22A7)
    Power: 209 hp
    Torque: 164 lb-ft.
    Weight: 1348 kg
    Transmission: 5-speed manual
    Drivetrain: Front engine, front wheel drive
    Body Styles: 4-door sedan
    Additional Info: "The sensible, grown-up car of the Type R family, the Honda Accord Type R is the most unusual thing - a Japanese car that was never sold in Japan. Designed and built in the UK by Honda at Swindon, the Accord Type R used the European market Accord chassis and a considerably larger 2.2 litre engine than its more buzzy and frantic Civic and Integra siblings to produce a performance sedan still sought after today.

    The Accord Type R also had a dose of F1 heritage. While Ayrton Senna was busy being responsible for how the NSX handled, Williams-Honda world champion Damon Hill had a finger in the ATR's behaviour. "It's quite good", he was heard to enthuse once - and he kept his personal Type R for over a decade."​
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  2. Niku Driver HC

    Niku Driver HC

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    Even while being the grown-up of the Type R family, the Accord was still a great sports saloon. Couple that with its prestigious Touring Car Racing career and you have a great recipe. Take the spoiler off and you have even better sleeper-esque looks.
     
  3. GTP_Ingram

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    Don't worry, I know what you were getting at @Famine ;)
     
  4. Roger the Horse

    Roger the Horse

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    Dodges the image issues that might hit a Civic by being an Accord, while still clearly being sporty and yet strangely classy. A low cool, but only just.
     
  5. AudiMan2011

    AudiMan2011 Contributing Writer

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    The Type-R for the thinking man, except this is the most forgettable Type-R despite touring car pedigree.

    Meh.
     
  6. Sage Ages

    Sage Ages

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    Uncool
     
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  7. Liquid

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    A very high cool
     
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  8. axletramp

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    I have a real soft spot for these, my boss in London had one when they came out that I coveted due to it's twin pipes and huge rear spoiler. But it's only ever going to be a cool from me and not an SZ.
     
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  9. Stotty

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    4 dr family saloon with silly spoiler.

    Uncool.
     
  10. Adamgp

    Adamgp

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    It's just a sporty Accord, and the wing doesn't help.

    SU.
     
  11. Legro

    Legro

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    Obscure sports version of a dull saloon. Too obscure to look cool with Type R badges.* And then there's the big
    spoiler
    which doesn't help it at all.

    Uncool.

    *Looks self made instead of factory effort.
     
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  12. SVT Cobra GT

    SVT Cobra GT

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    I like the way it looks. But it's not cool.

    Meh.
     
  13. Cano

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    An Accord can never be cool, even if Type R. And I absolutely love these.
     
  14. Wiegert

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    An otherwise boring Honda that I actually care about. Big points for being virtually unassociated with the typical Type R crowd and has aged a lot better than, say, the Mazdaspeed 6.

    Very likeable, but it dips down into uncool. The humdrum basis for this version is something I struggle to overlook.
     
  15. SomePlayaDude

    SomePlayaDude

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    This Accord is my auntie's car for a long long time.

    But it's not with us anymore. I remember how we didn't really had a feel for it's performance until i was in it.
     
  16. MoLiEG

    MoLiEG

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    It's an Accord.

    Uncool.
     
  17. Dagger311

    Dagger311

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    Seriously Uncool, for reasons already stated.
     
  18. Heldenzeit

    Heldenzeit

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    Decent performance, practical family car, race pedigree. Low cool.
     
  19. jeffgoddin

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    If only because I'll never see one outside of playing GT, cool.
     
  20. Wolfe

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    In my book, competent driver's FF cars generally qualify for a Cool once they've aged, even if this one isn't as mature as it could be without that wing.
     
  21. edawg456

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    Not doing it for me. So meh.
     
  22. MatskiMonk

    MatskiMonk

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    My local curry house had one as a delivery vehicle for a while.

    Good, but not very cool, the spoiler just doesn't work, and I think it will make normal non car people think you're a berk.
     
  23. AlvaroF

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    Although I like sleepers this is just an Accord with a body-kit and a spoiler. Very good and awsome, but ultimately uncool
     
  24. Famine

    Famine Administrator

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    ... and a 209hp 2.2 VTEC engine
     
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  25. Sage Ages

    Sage Ages

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    As nice as it is, a racing pedigree and actual performance ability means almost nothing to me.
     
  26. Zenith

    Zenith

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    As neat as the backstory is, it's still a Honda Accord with a wing and a red letter "R" on it.

    Uncool.
     
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  27. Tornado

    Tornado

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    Prelude Sedan!
     
  28. Korza

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    I love these (and very nearly had one) but the majority of them are owned by boys or women who treat the like a regular Accord and that to me makes it uncool.
     
  29. SlipZtrEm

    SlipZtrEm Staff Emeritus

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    Sensible, mature member of a performance family that is neither of those things. It's an oxymoron. It almost seems apologetic: "I'm not like those other Type-R's, honest!"

    Yet I've always liked them. Not sure if it's actually properly Cool to anybody that isn't a car enthusiast, though.
     
  30. Slash

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    The image of these has been destroyed. Anything of that year range I automatically write off.



    Uncool.