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Jester’s FL5 build journal.

Jester04

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Hi guys new to the forum,

Bought the Civic type R FL5 a few days ago and decided to join. First time owning a civic so very excited for this one. I have been a car enthusiast all my life, tune all my own cars and try to do most of the mechanical work at home as a hobby. Its a nice little escape from my profession. I sold my 2017 M2 to buy the type R which some will say its crazy but I achieved what I wanted with the platform and wanted to try something new. I hope to be able to contribute here and enjoy the ride with you.

11th Gen Honda Civic Jester’s FL5 build journal. IMG_1702


11th Gen Honda Civic Jester’s FL5 build journal. IMG_1682


Very nice experience at the dealership, and I had issues with paying markup. Managed to purchase it for 1K over sticker and I felt it was the best I could find so bit the bullet and made the deal.

Here are some of my other cars I have at home.

11th Gen Honda Civic Jester’s FL5 build journal. IMG_1674


11th Gen Honda Civic Jester’s FL5 build journal. IMG_1556


11th Gen Honda Civic Jester’s FL5 build journal. IMG_0867
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First mod already installed. I know this car is recirculating but could not resist the nostalgia of reliving my tuner car days. Aside from what will be a little loss of response I’m very happy with it. More parts on the way.

11th Gen Honda Civic Jester’s FL5 build journal. IMG_1756

11th Gen Honda Civic Jester’s FL5 build journal. IMG_1757
 
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Welcome! I am also coming from a 2017 M2, so you are not alone. I absolutely loved the M2 but I can tell I will love this car as well. I just need the new owner to pick up the BMW in a couple weeks so I can pay off the FL5.

I haven't done any real aggressive driving yet but it has already surprised me on how much speed you can carry into and out of corners.
 
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Welcome! I am also coming from a 2017 M2, so you are not alone. I absolutely loved the M2 but I can tell I will love this car as well. I just need the new owner to pick up the BMW in a couple weeks so I can pay off the FL5.

I haven't done any real aggressive driving yet but it has already surprised me on how much speed you can carry into and out of corners.
Yeah I loved the M2 and used it to pay off the Type R also. I’m still breaking her in but I agree on all counts. Feels really planted and you can carry a lot of speed. And somehow it feels very special too. I’m excited to climb in the seats every day. Very few cars do that to me.

Cheers mate! Glad to know I’m not alone.
 


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Love the TRX! I’m a truck guy so I’m drawn to that. I have a deposit on another R. I’m expecting delivery of a ‘24 Raptor R…eventually.
 


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Love the TRX! I’m a truck guy so I’m drawn to that. I have a deposit on another R. I’m expecting delivery of a ‘24 Raptor R…eventually.
Awesome dude! The Raptor R is badass hope you get it soon!
 

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congrats on your FL5 my dude! i was wondering what dealership did you go to, to get that 1k over msrp?! that's a great deal considering other places charging so much... I'd love to know and it'd really help me out! thanks in advance.
 
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congrats on your FL5 my dude! i was wondering what dealership did you go to, to get that 1k over msrp?! that's a great deal considering other places charging so much... I'd love to know and it'd really help me out! thanks in advance.
Thank you dude!

The only reason I got it for that price was because the car had been sitting in the showroom for more than 7 months. With a 15k markup. When I went there they were already down to 7k markup. Only reason I was able to talk them down was that I had a trade with a lot of equity and it was a super easy deal and manager wanted to move the car. I also managed to secure a deal for the next one they get for a close friend but at a 5k markup. So its not a deal they will do again. It was just a fluke from basically guaranteed 2 Type R sales. If you want you can PM me and we can talk about it if you are interested. But keep in mind it will be likely a 5k markup dealer won’t budge on that.
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