Used Honda HR-V 1998 - 2005 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Honda HR-V (98 - 05)
  • Honda HR-V (98 - 05)
  • Honda HR-V (98 - 05)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Honda HR-V hatchback?

In terms of problems, there's really not much to moan about. Like most Hondas, the HR-V is well built, and unreliability issues are few and far between.

A five-speed manual gearbox was fitted as standard, but an optional automatic was also available. It can get a bit rough through the ratios if the fluid-change schedule isn't kept to, so look out for notes on that in the vehicle's service history.