What used Honda Civic Type R hatchback will I get for my budget?
The Civic Type R is still relatively new, so prices haven’t yet settled down, but at the time of writing you’ll need to fork out at least £26,000 to get yourself behind the wheel of one; perhaps slightly less if you can find a high-mileage standard model.
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How much does it cost to run a Honda Civic Type R hatchback?
Hot hatches are by their very nature more expensive to run than their more docile stablemates, and by these standards the Civic Type R’s no more expensive, with fuel consumption figures roughly on a par with its rivals. It’s also pleasing to note that, out in the real world, the Civic Type R actually gets remarkably close to matching those figures – a rare feat in this day and age.
All Civic Type Rs will cost £140 a year in road tax, so you don’t run the risk of paying the higher-rate tax band as you do with some of its pricier rivals, whose options lists could easily take them over the £40,000 list price threshold.
Servicing costs aren’t the cheapest around, but neither are they the most expensive. And if you buy a Civic Type R that’s less than eight months old and with less than 8,000 miles on the clock, Honda will let you purchase a pre-paid service plan that helps to keep servicing costs down over the course of the next five years (if you’re buying an older or higher-mileage car, it pays to seek out an example whose first owner has purchased such a plan).