Seller Takes To Craigslist To Peddle Honda Civic Type R For $50K


The Honda Civic Type R is supposed to be a performance car for the average enthusiast. Its wild looks may not be to everyone’s tastes, but its sub-$35,000 price tag is something every car enthusiast can get behind.  The thing is that low production figures and large demand make some owners who want to capitalize on this situation selling their Type Rs for crazy amounts of money.

For example, we found this ad for a 2017 Civic Type R with only 270 miles on the clock on Craigslist (via Reddit) . The vehicle is finished in the gorgeous shade of Agean Blue, and the seller, who’s located in San Antonio, is asking $49,900.

That’s not the highest price we’ve seen for a Type R, as that prize would have to go to the hot hatch with serial number 00001 that sold for $200,000 on Bring a Trailer last June. That auction, though, was for charity, so, we kind of understand the insane price. Also, last July, we found an example in Canada that was listed on Auto Trader for $82,000, which is just insane.

We don’t have to tell you that the Type R is outperformed and outclassed by a number of $50,000 machines. But this seller believes that the price is justified because people continuously tell him how nice his car is. You really can’t make this kind of stuff up. Here’s a blurb from the listing.

“I was in a parking lot, an admirer came up to me and we talked about the car, he hadn’t heard about the Type R and said it must have cost over $150,000. “When I told him what it cost, he was truly amazed.” The listing goes on to state, “A Valet attendant at a local restaurant told me he had just parked a Ferrari, a couple of Maserati’s and a Lamborghini that evening and the car he’d like to have is the Type R.”

Here’s a top tip, just because some “admirer” says that your car looks like it’s worth $150,000 doesn’t mean that it is. Heck, theType R isn’t even worth $50K: it’s worth $35,000 and this guy’s just trying to make a quick buck.

The real kicker, though, is that the seller won’t let anyone test drive the car, as the ad states that NO TEST DRIVES are offered! Sorry, but if you’re asking roughly $15,000 over MSRP, you might want to let people with the money to test drive the vehicle. Still, we’re sure someone will pay the hefty premium to get one of the best hot hatches on the market into their garage.

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  • Rahul Patel

    This guy sounds like a douche.


    It isn’t worth 50k for what it brings to the table. There are so many more better looking and better performing cars for that price range. But some people are willing to pay that much just to get one and that’s why people are jacking up the prices.

    Here’s another example:

  • Rob Tanner

    It’s worth 50k if the buyer thinks it’s worth his 50k.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      That’s some bullshit.

      • Rob Tanner

        Not really. I don’t think a pickup truck is worth over 50k but yet they sell millions of them.

    • james.

      It’s your car, isn’t it?

      • Rob Tanner

        I wish. Lol.

    • Liam Paul

      lol yea he or she might think it is worth the 50k but their also might think their the queen of england cause only a idiot would pay 50k for a civic

      • Rob Tanner

        An idiot with money

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Hell no. Fuck this guy.

    • Christian

      don’t be racist and how do you know if “IT” identified as a male!!!

      • Eagle By Singer

        I thought that gender identification crap has died out already.

        • LWOAP

          Nope. It never went away, it’s probably going to have a resurgence come 2020.

          • Eagle By Singer

            Oh well, a man can dream.

      • Dirtdogger

        Racist???? How so

  • msbav8r

    Yes, it has a bigger engine, upgraded suspension, racing seats, etc. But, it’s still a Civic. Which is Honda’s low-end model. While I love my 2015 Civic Si, the build quality and QC are nowhere near that of the Acura TSX I traded in.
    If someone is willing to pay $50,000, then it’s worth it to THEM. But there are better cars for that kind of money.

  • Liam Paul

    LOL OMG only a compete idiot would pay 50k for a honda civic, maybe 27k tops cause I never pay asking price and only a idiot would pay 15k over the asking price, 50k LMFAO, hey if you buy this, please give me a call. I have a 1992 honda civic EX for 40k

  • Jay

    Oh snaps, I saw this car last week [I’m in SA]. I knew it was ridiculous enough to get attention from social media.

  • Bash


  • willhaven

    There’s a 0% chance this car will sell. Most dealers are only marking up the CTR by $2k-$4k now that demand has dropped off. Since there’s only one trim for the car currently, there’s no reason to be choosy (outside of preferred color choice). I know these cars will hold their value, but they’re a long ways from appreciating.

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