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Used Honda HR-V 1998 - 2005 review

(1998 - 2005)
Honda HR-V (98 - 05)
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What used Honda HR-V hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Honda HR-V hatchback?

Hondas traditionally hold their value well once they're off the dealer's forecourt because of their reputation for being well built and reliable. The HR-V is no exception to this rule, and with a trendy image and a decent standard specification, sellers aren't going to give them away.

They're not cheap, then, but running costs look reasonable. Official fuel consumption figures stand at 33mpg for the 103bhp car and 34mpg for the 122bhp version, which is about average among vehicles of this size and type. The equivalent Toyota RAV4, for example, does about the same mpg.

New parts will be readily available for repairs and replacements, and Honda bits generally don't cost the earth. That, coupled with the 1.6-litre engine, means the car is affordable to insure.