What used Honda Civic estate will I get for my budget?
Entry to the Civic Tourer club starts from as little as £9000, at the time of writing. This will get you a good-condition 2014-2015 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, from a trader or a private sale. Up the wedge to between £10,000 and £12,000 for good 2016 cars, while £12,000-£14,000 will net you a 2016 car with a low mileage from an independent – maybe even a franchised Honda – dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Honda Civic estate?
Go for the diesel and running costs will be low. In the Civic Tourer, this engine returned a claimed 74.3mpg in official fuel tests; in our experience, it will top 65mpg in normal driving. Not only that, but because it only emits 99g/km of CO2 and is registered before the April 2017 tax changes, it’s also free of VED road tax.
Insurance groups are low, too, although the Civic Tourer will usually cost more to service than the equivalent Ford or Vauxhall. Servicing is required every 12 months or 12,500 miles.