1985 Honda Accord Review from UK and Ireland

1985 Honda Accord EX 1.8 Carb

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Carb Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance127384 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude


This is a great car with lots of equipment - stick to professionals for major repair work though!


Air conditioning compressor seals went replaced with new compressor and worked for about 2 weeks until the condenser went.

Windscreen leaked due to becoming detached from the sealant, found it was fixed simply at the cost of £10 despite 3 months of rain pouring in.

Clutch went.

Small amount of rust on front wheel arch and back trim below number plate.

General Comments:

This car was absolutely excellent! I had purchased it from a work colleague who had owned it since it was 4 years old.

It had cruise control, power steering, central locking, air conditioning, electric windows.

I'm sure I would still have this car now except a visit to a local clutch basically wrecked it. They replaced the clutch and 'forgot' to tighten up the lower suspension arm which detached while traveling at 60mph causing a bit of a bang with a crash barrier. All this after an 800 mile trip to Holland. The company didn't admit it though, but their insurance paid out!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2003

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review