1994 Honda Accord Reviews from UK and Ireland

1994 Honda Accord ES Auto 2.0i

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0i Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Belmont

Summary:

Loyal and reliable - with a touch of class

Faults:

Occasional head and brake light bulbs.

General Comments:

I have loved everything about owning this car!

It is luxurious, smooth and reliable. The novelty and pleasure of driving the 25 miles to and from work each day haven't begun to wear off!

It steadfastly refuses to develop any faults or display any signs of ageing. It still has no rattles, and the engine feels tight, new and responsive. The leather seats are wearing well, the air conditioning and ABS work superbly.

For a Japanese car, it even looks quite good, with a lovely sleek profile.

The only down sides are servicing (comparatively expensive), and fuel consumption (a little thirsty).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2002

6th Oct 2002, 08:06

I agree that this car is an acceptable vehicle. The styling is good. The ride is smooth and comfortable. The size of the vehicle seems just right - not too big or too small. The power is adequate. Front visibility is extremely good with its wide windshield, while in the rear it is poor. When backing up into a parking spot, you cannot see the rear of the car and tend to crunch the bumper often, which ruins the finish on it. I have mixed feelings about the reliability of Honda's (owned 3 so far). All have exhibited the same type of problems. It always seems to start and road breakdowns are rare, but some things on the vehicle don't hold up very well. The exhaust system needs frequent replacement as it rusts out. The brakes need constant repair to keep them in good condition. Then there is the standard wheel bearings and water pump that will need replacement. The metal body panels are too thin and dent easily. You would expect a parking lot door ding to nick the paint, but on this car you will have a noticeable dimple or dent. Rust forms along the rear wheel wells eventually on all these cars.

The Honda Accord is a good vehicle, but somewhat overrated. If you're looking for a reliable vehicle to get you to and fro, it will not disappoint, however, be prepared to shell out some serious bucks when something goes wrong. Parts and some labor charges can be pricey.

1994 Honda Accord 16v 2.0

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 145

Summary:

Beautiful driver

Faults:

Wheel bearing went just after I got it, and a main dealer service cost me £600. After that my local garage serviced it and it has needed nothing doing in two years, just tyres and an exhaust.

General Comments:

This car is just beautifully smooth and refined to drive. The gearbox and clutch are light and sweet.

It will fairly shift as well - 130 horse power from the 16v engine delivers smooth, even power.

Lots of room, even in the back.

The boot of this saloon is surprisingly large, maybe slightly shallow.

An altogether beautiful drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2000

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews