Having recently test driven a Civic Type-R GT FK8 I agree with the objective sentiments of this You Tube post, the Type-R is just not worth the extra cost over the Civic 1.5 Turbo unless you are a track day enthusiast but then the warranty will be voided if it is used for track days! In addition to the points made in You Tube Post the Civic 1.5 Turbo Sport Plus & Prestige models have: adjustable dampers as the Type-R, washers on headlights, a sunroof with a clever mesh sun blind, heated leather seats with electric lumbar adjustment & the Prestige also has room for space saver spare. The fuel tank in the Type-R FK8 is also of too small volume at only 46 litres. In the previous Type-R FK2 version it was 50 litres, which is a more suitable volume considering the increased fuel consumption of FK8 over the Civic 1.5 Turbo. Unlike FK2 the FK8 requires the use of Super unleaded fuel & its special tyres, which wear quickly, cost double that of standard Civics. The ideal top of the range Civic would be the Prestige with the STi 200ps engine with a limited slip differential as is available in US Civic coupes. Instead of the Civic FK8 Honda should have produced an up to date S2000 with the FK8 engine. Apparently Hyundai have stated that un-competitive track day use will not void the warranty on the I30N.