A Crazy Person Wants to Sell a 2017 Honda Civic Type R for $85K

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

A person on Craigslist was trying to sell his spot in line for a new 2017 Honda Civic Type R for more than double the list price.

Although the ad has since been deleted, website Tire Meets Road managed to get screenshots of it before it was taken down. The listing was on the San Francisco Bay Area Craigslist and it was for a “2018 honda civic type r (fk8) guaranteed delivery.” According to the reseller, they “have a large deposit down at a Honda dealership for a new Type R launching this June.” The person claims they will take delivery of the vehicle on June 15 or sooner and does not know what color the Civic Type R will be — and nor does the dealership.

While his $85,000 asking price seems ridiculous, forum users across the internet are already reporting dealership markups ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 for the Civic Type R. Still, this person is asking $50,000 over the expected $35,000 MSRP.

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It doesn’t take much to create a Craigslist ad, so this could just be for the laughs. But considering how much hype is surrounding the Civic Type R and its rarity, we aren’t surprised someone is trying to make a huge chunk of change.

[Source: Tire Meets Road]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Nismo Z Nismo Z on May 22, 2017

    Nimso 370z FTW! Saving my beans for the Acura RSX Type X!

  • Nismo Z Nismo Z on May 22, 2017

    Where did you dudes get your info from? Lol. Manuals can't handle the power or is it the owner who does not know how to drive!