Anyone test drive or own a Civic Type R? A buddy of mine is begging me to get a Type R instead of an Elise so he can buy @ MSRP (Dealer will only remove the mark-up if 2 are bought:facepalm). The elise's I am looking at are pretty close in price to a new Type R. I've always wanted an Elise and keep getting close to buying one but am having trouble pulling the trigger because of the cost combined with the practical considerations. I'm not looking for a daily driver or a track car but something that is fun to drive around and I enjoy owning (and maybe do an auto-x here or there). I used to own a Mr2 Turbo so the Elise was always lust worthy. The Type R reviewers all love it (except for the looks), it's more practical, has a warranty, has functional AC (I'm in Florida) and also doesn't depreciate much. Anyway any Elise/Exige owners have thoughts on it besides its looks? How do they compare for auto-x and on the track and for fun factor? Strictly apples to oranges here?