This Nincompoop Is Trying to Sell a 2018 Honda Civic Type R for Porsche Money
Too much Internet for today...by Pops, on
Remember the smartass who started a campaign to raise money from Internet users so he can buy a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon? Well, here’s another idiot that should be banned from the Internet. This one made his way to Craiglist and is trying to sell a 2018 Honda Civic Type R for $85,000, claiming he has already placed a large deposit down at a Honda dealership ahead of the car’s official market launch in June.
Why is this a problem?
For starters, the $85,000 sticker is nearly a 150-percent premium over the estimated starting price of a Civic Type R. For that much cash, you can buy an optioned-up Porsche Cayman or add $6,000 for a base Porsche 911. You can also order a Chevy Corvette Z06 and spend another $5K on options. And I could go on for a while. The second issue is that the seller claims he doesn’t know the color of the car. Seriously now, how can you expect to get that much money for a compact hatchback without being able to provide basic information like that?
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Is This Guy Serious?
The only reasonable sentence in this ad is the one about how the premium is the result of Honda dealers having very long waiting lists for the Civic Type R. This is true, as the Type R is coming to the U.S. for the very first time, and people are going nuts about it. The hype is real and Honda must be dealing with more orders than it can handle production-wise. But, this doesn’t make the seller less of a huckster. He’s as greedy as those Porsche and Dodge dealers that were asking insane amounts for the 911 R and Challenger Hellcat, respectively. And I don’t like that.
And by the way, word has it that dealer markups range between $3,000 and $10,000, which makes the Type R as expensive as $45,000. So this guy asking for $50K above sticker is definitely either a lunatic or a troll. And this is why we can’t have nice things!
Read our full review on the Honda Civic Type R here.