Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Honda Civic estate?
This is a long car and visibility to the sides and the rear is limited, so check the car’s bodywork carefully for dents and scuffs picked up in car parks and on urban rat runs.
Check the alloy wheels for any signs of kerb damage, too.
What are the most common problems with a used Honda Civic estate?
Complaints and problems are few, but there has been mention by some owners of soft paintwork that can lead to stone chips on the bonnet and around it.
Is a used Honda Civic estate reliable?
Yes, it is. Very much so. This generation of Civic (both the hatchback and Tourer) finished in second place in the family car class in our most recent reliability survey for cars aged 0-3 years, with an excellent overall score of 95%, It was beaten only by the remarkable 100% score of the Lexus CT. Reported problems were few and all were fixed under warranty and within a week.
Honda as a brand is a consistently strong performer in such surveys; in our most recent study, it finished in sixth place out of 32 manufacturers.