Reliability is massively important to used car buyers and few manufacturers can match the record of Japanese giant Honda on this score. Honda is also renowned for its engine technology, with its VTEC petrol engines and i-CTDi diesels having been consistently amongst the best four-cylinder units on the new and second hand car markets.
| Civic (35%)
| Jazz (31%)
| Cr V (24%)
| Hr V (5%)
| Accord (2%)
| Fr V (1%)
| Insight (1%)
| Cr Z (0%)
| Elysion (0%)
| S2000 (0%)
Popular body styles: | Hatchback (66%) | Estate (18%) | 4x4 (10%) | Saloon (2%) | People Carrier (2%) | Coupe (1%) | Convertible (1%)
Transmissions: | Automatic (28%) | Manual (72%)
Fuel types: | Diesel (28%) | Petrol (70%) | Petrol Electric Hybrid (n/a)
Engines: | 0.6 (0%) | 1000cc (4%) | 1200cc (2%) | 1300cc (33%) | 1400cc (1%) | 1500cc (5%) | 1600cc (19%) | 1700cc (1%) | 1800cc (11%) | 2000cc (14%) | 2200cc (11%) | 2400cc (1%) | 2800cc (0%) | 3000cc (1%) | 3500cc (1%)
Popular colors: | Green | Gold | Brown | Blue | Black
Popular derivatives: Es Executive | Es Gt | Es T | Ex Gt | Executive | Se Executive | Se Sport | Se+ | Si T | Sport | Type R | Type R Gt | Type S | Type S Gt |
Honda doesn't tend to offer the breadth of choice in its model ranges that other manufacturers do but used examples are not hard to come by. People looking to buy a used Honda might find that the prices are slightly higher than mainstream alternatives but that can generally be attributed either to Honda's strong residual values stemming from the durability of its cars or to the brand not offering budget engine options with its models. The Jazz is Honda's supermini and one of the most spacious cars in its class. Pre-owned models are in strong demand and for good reason, but prices may soften as more examples of the new version launched in 2009 filter through. The Civic was once a practical, dependable and slightly boring family car but in 2005, Honda let its hair down with an all-new model that majored in futuristic styling. Both this latest car and the generation before it have something to be said for them and each was offered in high performance Type-R guise for true petrolheads. Other Honda used cars to look out for are the Accord, Honda's handsome medium range saloon or estate, the CR-V 4x4 and the FR-V six-seater MPV. Used second hand versions of the charismatic S2000 roadster bring big fun for the money and the HR-V was a small but stylish 4x4 designed primarily for urban use. Honda was one of the last mainstream marques to embrace diesel engines, so earlier models are predominately petrol.
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