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    Hi All

    This is only my first post on TRO, despite being a fan of the EP3 since the first time I experienced one some 11 years ago. I myself have owned various japanese, french and german cars over the years. So when this particular CTR was brought to my attention in June, I found myself wanting it.

    In particular it was the low mileage and few owners that caught my attention and following some negotiation, a price was agreed and before I knew it, myself and the GF were sat on the 11:17 GWR from Paddington to Lostwithel.

    Upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised how nice the car was in person. Jamie (the owner), had made me aware of a couple of small blemishes via whatsapp, so I knew what to expect.

    Originally supplied by Reading Honda and with just 52,000 miles on the clock, this Cosmic Grey EP3 appeared to be a bit of a gem. With only 3 Owners from new, the 2nd owner being a lady who owned the car from 2010 to 2017 and has obviously looked after the car in that time. The most recent owner was the chap from Cornwall, who also had a white Evo 6 Tommi Makinen like myself and was into his Jap cars. He purchased it in July 2017 and had taken it to Honda in February for a service, a good sign that he too cares about the car.

    So regardless of mileage, the car has been serviced annually either by Honda or an independent garage. It also has Air Conditioning, Front Fogs, Parking Sensors and the DVD Sat Nav headunit which I believe are all options above standard. Jamie also had a brand new pair of foglamps which he included with the car as the ones currently fitted are damaged.

    Overall the car is very very nice with little to no wear or damage to the interior, it's like a 2005 time warp. The exterior needs a few small jobs and the engine bay needs a freshen up. So I am very pleased with this purchase!

    There is already a job list I have made for the car, to bring it back to it's former glory and the plan is to drive it daily until Autumn arrives. She returned over 300 miles to a tank of V-power on the way home, this is with extended periods of travelling at speed on the motorway. I will brim the tank again laster and work out the mpg from there.

    I will post some photos of the car below but for now here's the intended job list.

    Replace the following;
    OEM Front grille badge (has been stone chipped)
    OEM Carpet Mat set (quite tired)
    OEM radio antenna (the end has been chewed by something?)
    New wheel centre caps
    Rocker cover needs refurbishment (I believe a firm on here do an exchange)
    Auxillery belt (looks a little tired)
    Front fog lamps

    The other jobs are just to restore the car and include;
    Headlight polishing
    A scratch on the rear quarter which should polish out
    The front bumper requires a localised repair
    Refurbish the wheels (does anyone have a code for these?)
    The rear bumper has a small amount of laquer damage around PDC sensors.

    That's it for now and I look forward to updating this thread with my progress.

    Tom
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    Welcome to the cosmic club.

    Thought I recognised the plate.

    https://type-r-owners.co.uk/forums/s...FFS-Cosmic-EP3
    Last edited by Flashy; 30-07-2018 at 03:44 PM.
    R#3- Cosmic Grey 06 plate Prem EP3
    R#2- Nighthawk Black FN2 GT, R#1- Satin Silver Prem EP3

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    Welcome. Nice find with the history, owners and mileage. I'm sure you will enjoy the car, they are fantastic.

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    Type R #1 - Cosmic Grey EP3

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    Looks great mate, needs a little TLC and it will be set for a while

    Enjoy it!
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    Good find and welcome to the club!

    Cosmic Grey best colour

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    Is this RossyT's mate? I saw that reg posted on here a few days ago. Think it was him IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazz View Post
    Is this RossyT's mate? I saw that reg posted on here a few days ago. Think it was him IIRC.
    Yep. My link in post #3
    R#3- Cosmic Grey 06 plate Prem EP3
    R#2- Nighthawk Black FN2 GT, R#1- Satin Silver Prem EP3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Its_Me_DG View Post

    Cosmic Grey best colour

    Pffft lies
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    CW > everything else. End of.
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