Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Honda Stream estate?
Stream ownership should be a stress-free experience. After all, Honda's record in What Car? reliability surveys is second to none, and its build quality and dealer service have consistently been praised by owners in the annual JD Power Customer Satisfaction survey.
Mechanical faults, it seems, are few and far between, and when they do occur, dealers are quick to find the cause and correct it.
Visits to the dealer should be limited to scheduled servicing and minor maintenance, then. For example, the suspension bushes need replacing after 50,000 miles - something that costs less than £100 - and the exhaust can rot on Streams that are mainly used for short journeys.
Cars built between June 2000 and October 2001 were recalled to fix a potential problem with the dipped beam headlights, so it's worth checking that this work was carried out.