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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Compared to similar performance coupes, the NSX is reasonable when it comes to running costs while and servicing needn't break the bank. Of course, it's more expensive to maintain than a Civic but approved Honda dealers are really the best place to go for check-ups. It will go through tyres though, a rear set lasts around 5,000 miles unless you're being particularly careful while fuel economy is a lowly 22mpg and insurance group 20.

Servicing isn't too bad, but drive it as hard as you'll want to and it gets pretty thirsty. Insurance is group 20 and it runs on specially developed tyres that will set you back £800 a set.

Little surprise that the NSX scores badly on the eco front. The 3.2-litre V6 emits 291g/km of CO2 and returns just 22mpg.

Even though this is an ultra high performance machine it should be just as dependable as any Honda. Impressively, despite being on sale for 15 years in the UK, there was never a recall for the NSX.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £2,530 - £2,645 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
3.0 V6 Petrol 285 g/km (Min) £265
3.2 V6 Petrol 291 g/km (Max) £265 - £325

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £265 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group Not available
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.