1988 Honda Accord EX 1.6 carb


Reliable car that seems to run forever!


Power antenna is jammed.

Both front springs broken at 210,000 km.

LEDs and lamps in the ventilation control unit went dark.

Seat belt lock broke on passenger side.

General Comments:

Not the fastest car, but the 1.6 engine still runs like new. Consumes no oil.

The power steering is very light, which I like very much. The gearbox still feels like new.

It is a very comfortable car to drive, and it is spacious. Even adults can sit in the back seat without problems.

Consumes 7 liters per 100 km, which is OK.

In my opinion it doesn't run well on bumpy gravel roads. Maybe the shock absorbers are worn.

Has no rust yet, even if this model is known to have problems with rust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2005

1982 Honda Accord EX 1.6


Low cost, but needs some work


The engine lost oil pressure on the way home, probably due to a failure in the oil pump.

The front passenger hangs due to rust damage to the pillar supporting it.

General Comments:

Runs nice when it's running.

Didn't cost much (20 €)

Nice color (Metallic Red)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2002

1989 Honda Accord EX 1.6 petrol


A good looking car


Front brakes.

Front springs.

General Comments:

Reliable, comfortable and economic car. Steering is light and the engine is still running smoothly, giving no hints about getting old. Compression pressures are still at setup value and exhaust gas values are perfect. Starts well in cold wind and weather.

Some rust and oil leakage however. Replaced some consuming parts, windscreen, exhaust pipe, cooler and front springs. Gas tank hatch was frozen once in the gas station, and did not open. By using an hear dryer, it was opened.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2001

1988 Honda Accord EXi 16v DOCH 2.0i 16 DOCH


Couple of joints and a spring broken, brakes jammed.

Driver's power window and antenna jammed.

Headlight wipers won't work.

Lots of rust.

General Comments:

Though it have had some suspension problems, it has been very reliable car.

Rest of the problems have been mostly cosmetic. Heater is great in Finnish winter and it starts in -27c degrees on the first attempt, even if it has been parked for 2 days. Leaves every teen BMW behind in a race.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 1999

8th May 2001, 11:37

Are you sure it is a 16v DOHC? How much horse power does it have? I have a 2.0 SOHC 12v, it is good, but what is the engine type that you are running?

27th Oct 2001, 09:18

Yes. It had the same 16 valve engine as the 88 Prelude, and had 136hp. This model was sold only in Europe and Japan.

12th Aug 2002, 18:30

Yeah that's true the DOHC engine DOES exist, a friend of my got a JDM engine which had the same engine displacements, but was a twin cam.

12th Aug 2002, 18:31

Head light wiper? WHAT THE I didn't know about that are you sure its the flip headlight version accord you are talking about there.

3rd Jul 2008, 10:41

I have a DOCH 16v with twin cams in my Ford Escort GT, and I get 153 hp at the wheels.