The Honda Spike also known as the Honda Mobilio Spike is a 5-seater minivan that was in production from 2002 to 2008. Its based on the Honda Mobilio which is the 7-seater version that was in production for the same period. The Honda Spike is based on the first generation Honda Fit and they share many components. In Kenya, the Honda Spike did not achieve critical success and it was overshadowed by the Toyota Porte, Toyota Rumion and Nissan Cube. It was succeeded by the Honda Freed which is currently showing great potential in this market.
The design is simple and functional with dual sliding doors and large windows. The fuel tank is located under the front seats to free up space. Safety features include driver and front passenger SRS airbags, Front side airbags, ISOFIX, ABS, EBD and HID headlights.
On the inside, the cabin is roomy and spacious with the large windows providing an excellent view and plenty of natural light.
It comes with a 1.5L SOHC VTEC engine that is linked to a CVT transmission and available in both 2WD and 4WD.
Honda Spike Maintenance Costs In Kenya
The Honda Spike is a fairly simple car to maintain and it shares service parts with the Honda Fit. They are are readily available in Kenya and the price is fair. Body parts on the other hand can be very difficult to find in Kenya and sometimes they are entirely not available. You can find shops that stock Honda Life parts in this link
Honda Spike Reliability In Kenya
The Honda Spike is a reliable car with minimal issue and most problems stem from poor maintenance.
The commonly reported Honda Spike problems in Kenya are;
- Gearbox Problems
- Engine Vibration
- Suspension noise
Price of the Honda Spike in Kenya and where to buy it: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/vehicles/honda
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