What used Honda Civic Type R hatchback will I get for my budget?
It’s possible to pick up a Type R of this generation for just under £17,000, this for a 2015 car with a service history and an average mileage for the year. Cars with a lower mileage will tend to start at around £19,000, especially if bought from a franchised dealer, while you’ll need £20,000 to £23,000 for a 2016 car that satisfies the same criteria. Around £24,000 is the current peak for a 2017 car.
How much does it cost to run a Honda Civic Type R hatchback?
The claimed average fuel consumption for the Type R under the old NEDC tests was 38.7mpg, which you won’t get anywhere near if you use the Civic with the enthusiasm that the engineers have dialled into this car.
Corresponding CO2 emissions are 170g/km, and if your Type R was registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force (and most were) it’s this figure that works out how much annual car tax you’ll pay.
Expect insurance costs to be high, and if you take it to a Honda main dealer for servicing - and we’d recommend you do - you’ll need to prepare for big bills there too. Some models may benefit from a plan whereby the earlier owner could purchase a five-year plan to cover the car, so it’s worth checking if your car is.
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