1981 Honda Accord Hatchback 1.6 from North America
A Japanese classic that I like!
Normal maintenance. I did change the front calipers. Hard to start when the engine is between cold and hot. Parts are now hard to get!
3 speed tranny is the worst part of the car. Dependable, but is shifting hard sometime and the engines rev pretty high on highway (4000 rpm at 60 miles/hour). O/d is missing :)
This car has been well pampered and garage kept. Has not rust at all since it's been undercoated many times. Majors components are working fine and the car is dependable. Now considered as a collector car, I used it only in nice Summer days. Low miles: 65 000.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th November, 2009
I agree, Honda makes a great car. Back in the day I had an ugly brown '83 Accord hatchback, we called it "the cockroach" LOL but man was that thing reliable. Mine had the 5-speed which is the way to go, it was quite peppy (the automatics blunt the engine performance). Mine was even involved in a high-speed chase, in which a newer Monte Carlo rear-ended me and attempted to run (he barely pushed my bumper in! That lil Honda was a tank!). I chased him a mile or 2 and was able to catch up to him (barely), I got his license plate number and called the cops (they got him on felony hit-and-run and DUI).. Man what a car. Needless to say, I'd buy another Honda in an instant.