1978 Honda Accord Reviews

1978 Honda Accord CVCC 3dr H/B 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership1986
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

Mediocre

Faults:

Carburetor was never 100%, stalling issues in cold weather, excessive oil consumption.

General Comments:

Car rode well and got great fuel economy, but the two quarts of oil a week it drank offset fuel savings. The main problems were the poor seals in the engine and the carburetor /cold start issues. This car was maintained properly and not abused. Head gasket went at 110,000 miles requiring a rebuild of engine so I unloaded the car.The reliabilty was so-so but the late 70's seemed to be a bad time for most car makers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th February, 2008

4th Aug 2008, 02:43

I bought my 1978 hatch for 50$ with head gasket issues. I changed it unsuccessfully, then reinstalled it with copper-spray sealant. It took care of the blow-by between the middle cylinders.

I broke 1 of thermostat posts while trying to undo the bolt. The thermostat flange is really wimpy, a brittle alloy. I drilled & tapped deeper into the head and used a flathead machine screw - it held up.

The radiator leaked and the clutch started to go. At that point I dumped it.

On the good side, the dashboard clock worked flawlessly. Also I remember it had wiring issues in the dash, so I had to remove and reinstall that.

1978 Honda Accord 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1978
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Clutch, brakes discs, cooling system and the radio.

General Comments:

Considering this car is twenty years old, it still looks modern. It starts beautifully, runs smoothly and looks great. The mechanicals are fine, but the bodywork does have rust poking through, which I'm fighting and winning (currently). The only problem is getting hold of spares now. What a car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 1998

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews