Monday 8th April 2013
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If you have ever owned a Honda Life and had to replace any parts then we would love to hear about your experience of this vehicle. Also let us know how the replacement parts performed when fitted. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Honda Life Overview

The Honda Life is classed as a kei car which is produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturing company Honda. This vehicle has been in production since 1971 under several different variations. The Life is marketed in Japan, and has not been offered in many markets outside of Japan. A kei car is designed to meet strict specifications in Japan and is mainly focused on economy. The name was used for a short time in the early 70's and was introduced again in 1997, and has been used since. These little cars have very small engines, are not very spacious and lack equipment, but they are built for economy and city driving. They are reliable and well built little cars. Does this sound like your experience of this car?

Honda Life History

The first generation (1971-74) was offered in sedan and wagon variants and replaced the Honda NIII360. The engines on this version was considered well refined and good economically. Production ended in 1974. The second generation (1997-98) saw the re-introduction of the Life name after a 23 year absence. This version was a replacement for the Honda Today and was more of a MPV tall wagon car. The third generation (1998-2003) was created to comply with new Japanese regulations for kei cars. This meant this version was slightly larger than its predecessor. The fourth generation (2003-08) received a lot of improvements over the previous version. It was made more aerodynamic, better safety features and lower emissions. The fifth generation (2008-present) is the current version on the market.

Model Types


Fuel Economy

The Honda Life is available with a 658cc engine which is very economical. The first generation had a 356cc engine. How does the engine on your Life perform in terms of fuel economy? Remember that the age, fuel type and engine size are determining factors when it comes to fuel economy on a motor vehicle.


The Honda Life has been available in the following gearboxes, depending on which generation: 3 or 4 speed automatic and 4 or 5 speed manual. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? Check out our Honda gearbox section to look for your needed Life gearbox parts.


If you are looking for Honda Life parts then we can help you find the right parts at the right prices. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers with parts for all makes and models at incredibly low prices. There are two ways to begin your search: Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Life parts page of our site.