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Used Honda Civic Hatchback 2000 - 2006 review

(2000 - 2006)
Honda Civic Hatchback (00 - 06)
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What used Honda Civic hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Honda Civic hatchback?

Honda dealers are known for asking high prices, so private sellers might have the best bargains for you.

Once you've forked out for a car you won't be throwing money at the Honda to keep it going. Running costs are very much on a par with rivals such as the Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla. The 1.6-litre petrol, for instance, gives nearly 43mpg on the combined cycle, but won't give you a heart attack when it comes to getting insurance either.

The same can't be said for the racy Type-R, so make sure you can afford those premiums before you snap up this bargain pocket rocket.

On average, main dealers charge pretty reasonable labour rates, but parts can be pricey and drive the cost of service and repairs up. Find a good independent specialist and you could save yourself a few quid.