What should I look for in a used Honda Shuttle estate?
Owning a Shuttle should be fairly painless because Honda's record in our reliability surveys is second to none, and information from Warranty Direct suggests that dealers are quick to diagnose the few faults that do crop up.
Still, even the most durable cars have weaknesses, and the Shuttle is no different. Its air-con needs recharging every two years, the rear suspension bushes tend to wear quickly and the anti-lock brakes can require a new pump. The last of these will cost you a hefty £1400 to put right.
The Shuttle has also been subject to a couple of recalls, making a full-service history all the more important. There was a chance the lower steering ball joint could wear out on cars built between January 1996 and December 1997, leading to a loss of steering control in the worst cases. Some Shuttles also needed their ignition switch replaced.