Just found out it has had 6 owners, should i avoid?
Maybe I'm the odd one out here, but the number of owners doesn't put me off. You often find that performance cars have a higher turnaround of owners than non-performance cars.
For example, my car is a 2011 FN2 and technically I'm the 5th owner:
1st owner - Pre reg
2nd owner - Forum member
3rd owner - Forum member
4th owner - Non-forum member
5th owner - Me (Forum member)
So I'm the 5th owner, and when I bought the car it had just shy of 23k on the clock. In the last 2 years (of which I've owned the car just shy of 1 year) it has covered around 9k miles. From new it has covered an average of 5800 miles per year.
It has full Honda service history, bar the first service that was carried out at TDi North. I will be getting it serviced next week at Grinspeed as I prefer to use a local reputable specialist than pay through the nose for a Honda service - Each to their own though.
Some people may not use them as daily runners, whereas others just have short commutes to work, and little driving outside of work. A lot of people may only keep them for a short period because quite frankly they're a harsh drive (or at least that's how I find the FN2).
I've always wanted a Type R, but can I see me keeping mine long term? No. That's not a negative reflection on the reliability of the car - Quite the opposite. But mainly because I find the ride too harsh for a daily runner, and also because there are lots of cars out there that I would like to own, and I feel life is too short.
If somebody turns a blind eye to mine when I come to sell it, purely because it has had 5 owners in 5 years, then it's their loss. The car is the most reliable car I've ever owned with impeccable service and MOT history. I believe that the way a car is looked after is more important than the number of owners, but that's just my opinion.