What is it like?

Used Honda Shuttle MPV 1997 - 2000 review

(1997 - 2000)
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1 Jan 2006 00:00 | Last updated: 10 Oct 2018 12:27

What's the used Honda Shuttle estate like?

Some MPVs can come as a culture shock if you've always driven saloons and hatchbacks, but the Shuttle isn't one of them. Its driving position is comparatively low and car-like, and the body is shorter and narrower than many rivals so it isn't as intimidating to park or thread down tight city streets.

You might expect the Shuttle to be a bit cramped on the inside, then, but it's actually very spacious. Six- and seven-seat versions were sold, with the seats spread over three rows in both.

The gear selector is mounted on the steering column to keep the floor clear, so you can walk to the back and separate squabbling kids, while the two-person bench in the third row folds flat into the floor when you need a bigger boot. Room for luggage is limited with all the seats in place, though.

On the open road, the Shuttle continues to feel impressively car-like, staying composed through corners, with little body roll. Wind and road noise aren't too intrusive, but the ride can be unsettled over patchy surfaces.