What should I look out for when buying a Honda CR-Z?

My son is considering buying a 2011 Honda CR-Z with 84,000 miles on the clock for just over £5000. Is there anything, in particular, he should look out for? Does it have a cam belt that needs changing, for instance? We have noticed on MoT reports on other CR-Zs that front shock oil seals might be a problem.

Asked on 13 September 2021 by Dyrck Lamble

Answered by Andrew Brady
A used Honda CR-Z ought to be a very reliable choice. We've had very few issues reported (although, bear in mind that it's quite a rare car): www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/honda/cr-z-2010/good

It uses a timing chain rather than a belt so no need to worry about that. Bodywork rattles are apparently common, but that's easily spotted on the test drive. We're not aware of any issues with the front shock oil seals.
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