Honda Accord Reviews from Germany

1995 Honda Accord EX 2.3

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired143000 miles
Most recent distance167000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

Great car for the price, really reliable

Faults:

When I purchased this car used from the car lot, these are the things that had to be repaired;

Both the drivers and passengers door handles (the chrome was peeling, and the passenger side had actually broken)

The power antenna was not working (replaced with a used one from my local Honda mechanic)

Both tie-rod ends need to be replaced, possibly ball joints also.

I had all the belts replaced, had a valve job, and replaced the water pump. I also had to replace the rubber bushings on the sway bar.

General Comments:

The only “performance” upgrades I have done to the car is add synthetic oil every 3000 miles, replaced the air intake with a cool air intake, and added a sport exhaust. Just these few changes really made this car more fun to drive. 

I replaced all five tires (upgraded the “toy” spare to a full size) with Bridgestone rubber. 205-55r-15 the widest meatiest ones that would fit on the stock Honda rims.

Driving on the autobahn is a fun experience that I recommend to anyone that likes driving over the limit in the states. I had my car up to 130mph. It took a little while to get it up there, but I averaged 115 to 125 pretty easy during my trip from Frankfurt to Heidelberg.

I have had no problems with the suspension. The SOHC VTEC engine is great when you stomp on the gas. Like I do a lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2005

1994 Honda Accord Aerodeck 2.2i

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.2i Manual
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance62000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Jazz

Faults:

At 12000 km the engine stopped while driving without any reason. Since that there are vibrations which can't be fixed.

General Comments:

Roomy and powerful car to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2000

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews