DC5 Advice

bb1-man

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Hello guys,

I'm currently considering a DC5 type R as a replacement for my current car. Wondering if you guys have any advice to whether this car is recommended, or any other car would be better it its price range.

Driving style is daily grandmother-speed commute, with a bit of weekend fun on the hills + occasional track days.

I was well versed with the H22A before so I fully appreciate the versatility of honda engines. Maybe sifus here can comment in terms of price/performance/reliability/practicality of the DC5.

Thanks!
 
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subcon

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I just bought the DC5 R about 3 months ago and I think it’s a good buy. For me the fuel consumption is good. The stock suspension quite stiff but I think should be no problem for daily commute.

DC5 R + track day = better than sex

But, IMHO if you have more budgets, then better go with the new civic type R

i will add more later.
 
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thanks for the inputs guys.

subcon,
i like the way u put it. better than sex :) anything common issues i should look out for when shopping?

FD type R is above budget :( but i can understand the plus points in terms of practicality.....
 

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Practicality

It’s a two door coupe. Not much practicality there I suppose. But I noticed it has a rather big boot.

Performance

Well, IMHO the stock DC5 R is not that fast. But the handling is superb. It’s just so fun to drive. I’ve owned an EVO 7 before and I’ve noticed on track when negotiating corner the DC5 is easier compared to the EVO maybe due to the car's FF layout.

Reliability

Thumb up. I have taken part quite a few numbers of track day and so far I have no problem at all with the car. No rising temperature, no weird sound coming from somewhere and so on. I have belasah the car on track and so far so good!

Others

Well, just make sure the vtec ‘bukak’ before u purchase the car :). If u can, buy it from NAZA. They have 1 year warranty for recon cars. Terms and conditions applied.
 

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maybe DCloo and Hiraku can help. 2 of them also very pandai and whole malaysia look help from them. later whole world also carik them. in malaysia they are pro only and all workshop also ask them. they pandai then honda japan and mat salleh.
 
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fobs

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maybe DCloo and Hiraku can help. 2 of them also very pandai and whole malaysia look help from them. later whole world also carik them. in malaysia they are pro only and all workshop also ask them. they pandai then honda japan and mat salleh.
more pandai than jepunis,... huhuhuuuuuu!!!
malaysia bolehhhh,...
 

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of course la. in malaysia dcloo know k serie only. hiraku got a lot education. soon all wokshop can close. mat salleh also ask help from them. mereka je yang hebat. orang lain semua bodoh. dia org yang cerdik
 
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of course la. in malaysia dcloo know k serie only. hiraku got a lot education. soon all wokshop can close. mat salleh also ask help from them. mereka je yang hebat. orang lain semua bodoh. dia org yang cerdik

abg shiro also otai,...
 

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dono la... maybe it's only me but i see dissatisfaction and disgust in din's postings... din... u got prob with the two guys ka?
aikksss,...
negative/positive posting kah????
pening,...

anyway,... bro thread starter,... buy!!! beli!!!
dc5 gang very happening!!! got lotsa broz here!!!

the dc5 and the fd2R gang!!!
 

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hahahha thanks for the input guys! would love to meet u guys if u all ada coming tt. good opportunity for me to get feedback from the car from live owners!
 

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hahahha thanks for the input guys! would love to meet u guys if u all ada coming tt. good opportunity for me to get feedback from the car from live owners!
i wonder where the other dc5r owners are,... normally they respond very fast on new owners or owners-to-be,...

only bro sub-con here,... the rest are main-con, con-sultant, con-netto kotttt
 

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BRO!! GET IT MAN

IF i have the cash now i will make sure its parked in my house 3 days from today.

DC5 R, I Belive Its Sexier Than A Woman Can Be :biggrin:

Compare To A Womens Moarn, DC5R's Roar When The VTEC Open Pleasures Me DAMN Well.

Cheers
 

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i mean ........... if you like coupes ..... and if you like honda , basically, it's the top choice..... seeing we can't get the USDM Civic Si Coupe here.........

ask yourself a few things when you're choosing a car:

1) Can you imagine yourself in driving it?
2) Can you imagine the over-heads involved with it?
3) Can you imagine the number of women you'll get with it?


you have your answer.
 

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i wonder where the other dc5r owners are,... normally they respond very fast on new owners or owners-to-be,...

only bro sub-con here,... the rest are main-con, con-sultant, con-netto kotttt
subcon ok! maincon ok! conman not ok yeah? heh heh
 

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i went and saw 5 DC5-Rs over the weekend. mileage around 15-25k, price around 145-152k. Unreg 2003.

is this reasonable guys?
 

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i went and saw 5 DC5-Rs over the weekend. mileage around 15-25k, price around 145-152k. Unreg 2003.

is this reasonable guys?
the price is reasonable. but i've seen somewhere DC5 unreg 2003 RM 135k only. condition unknown. have u try NAZA?