Updated: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:30:00 GMT | By Steve Walker
Guilty Pleasures: Why A Honda HR-V Is So Wrong, But So Right

What to look for: a brief Honda HR-V used car buying guide



What to look for: a brief Honda HR-V used car buying guide (© Honda)
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What to look for: a brief Honda HR-V used car buying guide

We’ve established that, unlike its contemporaries, the HR-V was designed primarily for road use so it’s always worth checking that examples haven’t been driven extensively off-road. Look out for excessive knocks and scrapes on the wheels and around the front end. If it’s fitted with a snorkel exhaust and there’s a sheep in the boot, walk away.

Despite its tall shape, the HR-V handled reasonably well, keeping cornering body roll in check and serving up a smooth ride with minimal bounce. Size-wise, the cabin is similar to a supermini of the day. Rear legroom isn’t huge as a result but the boot is a roomy at 285-litres and the back seats fold flat.  There are two gloveboxes as well, one for each glove.

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