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Old 07-07-2018, 10:50 PM   #1
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Vickís Milano FN2 Civic Type R

Good evening folks


So before I brought my M3 5 and half years ago
the plan was to upgrade to the Type R but I always had the E46 M3 on my list and after finishing my apprenticeship I pulled the trigger sold the Civic then bought a little corsa for daily use while I looked for the right M3 for me.

Now fast forward a few years, and 75k miles later in the corsa (175k total) it was time to get something a little nicer as my daily. Iíve still got the M3 and donít see myself selling it.






I wanted something a bit fun, practical, looks good, must have air con! (Corsa didnít have this luxury) also fairly reasonable to maintain.... As an M3 owner I canít believe how cheap these are to maintain! (Work as a vehicle tech but M3 parts are still quite expensive even with a trade discount)

So I picked this up last Sunday -

07 plate GT spec full well documented service history with nav, GP splitter pack, auto dim rear view mirror, reverse sensors. It has 19Ē fox wheels on it which I wasnít a fan of but they are growing on me although will be looking to get a set of OEM 18ís for it down the line.

Overall the car is in good condition, it does have a few little chips here and there which Iíll be touching up but that is to be expected with a 11 year old car and soft thin Honda paint. Currently holding out for waxstock so I can load up on some new detailing supplies and give the car a full decon and machine polish.

I usually take the M3 to Nurburgring but this year Iíll be taking this new toy but do have a few mods lined up for it.

- Replace all discs and pads, upgrade to EBC yellow stuff
- braided brake lines and uprated brake fluid

- eibach pro spring kit with camber bolts, shims and Fast road set up by ABP motorsport

- Xcarlink usb and iPod connection

- LED headlight upgrade along with side lights, number plate lights and interior.

- Possibly tint the windows ever so slightly and wrap the roof gloss black


















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Lovely pair you have there Vick.

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very very smart, nice to see these looked after, so many e46's and type r's i see that look fit for the crusher due to the price brackets they've fallen into

is the e46 steel grey?
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Thatís a tidy looking fn2 best colour I really wanted red myself but couldnít find one in decent condition so hadda go black. Fun little motors just nippy enough but the paints like butter


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very very smart, nice to see these looked after, so many e46's and type r's i see that look fit for the crusher due to the price brackets they've fallen into

is the e46 steel grey?
I know what you mean bud and yes itís steel grey.

Saw your garage build ..... wowza!
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Thatís a tidy looking fn2 best colour I really wanted red myself but couldnít find one in decent condition so hadda go black. Fun little motors just nippy enough but the paints like butter


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I had it in my head I wanted red but it was very difficult to find one that didnít have too many previous owners.. most seem to have 5 plus! Also with the spec I wanted and full service history etc.
My corsa was a 1.3 diesel but I had it mapped so the torque was very good low down and I thought coming to this it would be a bit more hard work to get it going but thereís plenty there while tootling around .... I sure know about the paint ... fun times ahead!
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