Review Honda Shuttle (1995 – 2000) Used car

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Honda Shuttle

Used Honda Shuttle – 2000) review



(6.2 out of 10)

DATE: 06 фев 2007

Models 2.2-litre (4cyl 6-seat ES, LS, 6-seat SE); 2.3-litre 7-seat LS, LS Executive; 6-seat ES, ES


It costs about the same as a Ford Galaxy and is well considering. Build quality is better and that walk-through arrangement is very practical for – even if it does you to the six-seater versions.

A latecomer to the Carrying MPV revolution, Honda their Shuttle in June Initially it was overpriced new, reduced. More recently it a larger engine and some styling changes. On the used it costs little more the mass-market alternatives but comes better equipped with transmission as standard.

Well worth considering.

With only a single four-cylinder petrol engine (no diesels), automatic-only transmission and a capacity of no more than the first Shuttle struggled in the Prices were slashed in 1997 with the introduction of a and expanded range. The initial high-spec ES was replaced by a seven-seat LS and a plusher six-seat SE. Both had air as standard and shared the original four-cylinder 2,156cc engine.

In 1998 the Shuttle received a new VTEC engine (with the power output as the 2.2) and minor styling changes a new grille and bumpers plus a colour roof spoiler. The automatic transmission was revised to smoother shifts, the brakes uprated with an electronic distribution system and the instrument gained a rev counter and digital recorder.

The entry-level car was again a seven-seat LS twin airbags, anti-lock air conditioning and power windows and Alternatively, buyers could the six-seat ES which also had control, alloy wheels, an sunroof, roof rails and door handles and mirrors. In 1999 Honda added versions of both the LS and ES to the range. have leather upholstery and a CD but are quite rare on the used

The range was phased out late in


Behind the you sit high up, though the fact the driving position isn’t as lofty as some other lends credence to the Shuttle’s aspirations as well as making it of a culture shock for first-time

What will surprise is the way that the glassy cabin to swallow up to six or seven people such airy ease.Honda hard to re-create the spacious of a private jet (hence the car’s ‘PJ’ concept code-name), wide individual ‘Captain’s’ for both the front and centre row in the six-seat models. The seven-seat have a comfortable three-person in the centre row.

The driver and passenger sit high, while the of their travelling companions behind can be removed completely a vast cargo area be the very rear, there’s a solution to the occasional need for accommodation – a two-person that folds cleverly the floor when out of use. this would be a claustrophobic to ride, but the space-saving use of a column-mounted transmission selector lever has Honda to leave a narrow that, in the six-seater, stretches all the way to the front.

This of course means mum or dad can storm back to separate children without leaving the should find however, your offspring (or any other passengers come to that) be pleasantly surprised by the Shuttle While younger ones gleefully load their cans into the recessed cup holders, even gangly travellers will find able to make full use of the ‘aisle’ by stretching right out and their seats to enjoy the views.

Honda Shuttle


The earliest ES 95M-plate models at around £2,900, with typical 96N and 97P-platers at between and £4,200. 97P-plate LS models at around £4,400 while the lavishly equipped SE attracts a of £300 or so. The first of the 2.3-litre engine models on a 98R plate around £4,800 for a seven-seat LS better-equipped six-seat ES specification around £500 to the asking

Late 2000X examples from around £5,300 to


Very little: the car tends to predictably reliable. A full history is preferable. As with all check for parking bumps and plus interior damage by over-enthusiastic children.


Some MPVs are essentially with extra windows and accordingly. Not this one. No judge than ex-Grand driver Jonathan Palmer at pronounced its handling the equal of any saloon.All-wishbone suspension – a luxury in a road car – safe, predictable handling the kind of lurch and roll normally expect in a tall of this kind.

All of which the performance (rest to sixty in twelve seconds on the way to 114mph) to be to the full via the automatic gearbox no manual option).The Shuttle was designed to respond this way in to match its intended role as a car rather than a commercial – or indeed, a family In fact, though Honda that it was designed from a sheet of paper, it owes (including its smooth sixteen engine), to upmarket versions of the Accord saloon.


(based on a 2.2ES – approx A full exhaust system catalyst) is around £100. and rear brake pads are £60 per set respectively. A starter is around £270, a radiator £180, an alternator around and a front headlamp around

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