1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2
Absolutely Reliable. A Godsend
Muffler at 70,000 miles, Engine oil seal at 120,000 miles (Honda paid for the entire repair including towing),Coolant leak at 230,000 miles, radiator at 285,000 miles, exhaust pipe at 300,000 miles.
This car is absolutely reliable and still running today with 305,000 miles.
It has the original engine, transmission and struts. The engine only uses 1/4 of a quart of oil between changes. It passes emissions tests and still has full power. It has never had the air conditioner repaired and it blows cold. I change the oil every 3,000 miles, resurface the brakes every 50,000, change transmission fluid every 60,000, change the coolant every 60,000, new tires every 75,000 and change the timing belt and water pump every 90,000, and replace the brake rotors every 100,000.
The only thing wrong with this car is that it's not very fun to drive, but you will fall in love because you can count on it.
PS: I'm terrible with being late changing the coolant and transmission fluid. I don't blame the coolant leak and radiator replacement on Honda.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd September, 2005
From what I have experienced and heard, the 94-97 Accords are capable of any kind of mileage. Whether it be 300,000 or 2 million miles, I have seen hundreds with over 200k.
This Accord was sold on ebay 2 weeks ago ~ 1996 Honda Accord EX 4Dr. 5 speed Manual with 520,000 original miles. One owner with all service records! All maintenance done on time and up to date! Given the year and mileage this car is in great condition inside and out! Runs great with no issues (cold a/c)!
I would not be surprised if this car goes another 500,000 miles! The owner said he had the timing belt done five times, and used GTX Castrol 5w30 oil (not even mobil 1!
I have a 95 Accord EX with only 137k miles, I am hoping for at least 200k. The engine is noisy at cold start, is this normal (maybe piston slap)?