Future owner here and planning to purchase in spring 2020. Used to sell Audis and owned a B8.5 S5 6MT for a few years before having a baby last year which made me pickup a new civic type R. Before you ask why, I wanted newer tech and didnt want to give up manual, plus I have been a Honda kid most of life, (accords, built prelude, rsx-s, tl, ridgeline, mdx-currently) BUT most importantly it has an easy backseat for the baby carrier.
Now to the point: Looking at to pickup a 11+ R8 v10 manual. I am torn on the spyder or coupe. My biggest concern with spyder is the roof leaks and would like really like to hear from some current or previous spyder owners on that.
In regards to the v10 do they still suffer from the AC issue, alot of the comments around that seem to apply to the v8. I assuming the AC is in a diff location on the v10 due to the motor size.
Are the frame cracks still relevant thru the entire gen 1 range? Or is there a MY it was permanently corrected?
As my only option will be a manual, what is the average life most owners have gotten? From what I have seen alot say around 30k which also happens to be where alot of these cars sit for sale. Not sure if its the 35k service that makes people sell or if its the clutch wear.
I will definitely be getting a PPI done and will also purchase the fidelity warranty.
Thanks in advance for any input!