1986 Honda Accord LX from North America
Worst car I have ever owned
This by far has been the worst car I have ever owned. The Buick Park Ave. bought at about the same mileage went 256,000 miles with only $600 of non maintenance repairs. (I do all my own repairs thus these are parts only charges). I spent over $2,000 in parts for this car and seemed like as soon as I repaired one thing another went wrong. (CV Joints, Seat Belts, Fuel Intake, Fuel Pump, Head Light Wiring, Fuel Injectors, Etc, Etc, Etc) If you had a dealer or garage do the above repairs you would be looking at least $6,000 in repairs. It was a money pit. The Chevy Impala I had prior went close to 254,000 miles before retiring. Another great car with few and inexpensive repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th July, 2007
10th Jul 2007, 16:19
That's funny; a junkyard I worked at had like 10 of these cars, and all of them were there because of a crash. Most of these cars had over 200k, and some I have seen had even more than 400,000 miles.
I do not think it is fair to get on here and bring in stories about inferior cars... although the 3800 is a great engine, the rest of the GM car is crap... sorry.
23rd Jan 2008, 08:32
I really don't think you even owned this car. You sound like a domestic fan-boy. The LX was Carburerated, so why did you buy injectors?
26th Feb 2008, 08:43
You can buy a new engine for $500 why would you drop 2000 or 6000 dollars on repairs. How much did you pay for the honda to begin with?
15th Jan 2009, 19:00
Honda's are great cars, but you HAVE to take care of them.
If you take care of them they will outlast any American car. However, IRONICALLY, if you don't take care of them they will also fall apart faster than an American car. Honda uses lightweight and well engineered materials to save weight, but they cannot take UNINTENDED abuse as much as those used in American cars.
16th Jan 2009, 20:22
As far as keeping up with repairs, pretty much all modern cars have everything as light weight as possible because of fuel economy. If one part gets worn, it puts more stress on other parts, then those break too.