1986 Honda Accord Lxi 2.0 from North America
It's a low profile fast and comfortable car
When I first got the car, I noticed the car would slightly chug I higher speeds or going up hill. And after that happened the PGM-FI light would come on. So I instantly thought something was wrong with the PGM Fuel Injection right? Well, turns out my Oxygen 2 sensor was all worn out and was reading a bad fuel backup reading. So, I installed a new O2 sensor and it ran like a beauty all over again.
Another thing, when I bought the car, the guy told me It was in perfect running condition. Well, as we all know, people lie to sell their stuff. I noticed the clutch would slip every so often, so I dreaded the fact I would have to replace the clutch. I took it in to a local repair shop, and they noticed that my tire ends and rods were also giving out, and that would explain the terrible shake it had while driving 75 mph or faster. So, a week and a half later, they put in a new clutch and tire rods and ends, ROBBING me of 850 bucks. That may not seem a lot to some of you older folks, but for me, I'm only 17 and the trees around my house only grow leaves... not 100 dollar bills.
After a couple of months, I figured I would have some fun on the pavement, and I stupidly decided to whip a rockford on the highway. Word of advice 86-89 Honda owners... Don't do that! The joint will bust clean off on what ever side your coming around on.
This car is one of the most comfortable rides I have ever taken.
I love the fact that it's and older five speed manual. It just seems the older manuals seem to have a more smoother shift than the new ones, like it doesn't have plastic brackets in it.
The small stock size tires, don't handle well on wet gravel or ice. Even though it does go through the snow nicely, it just catches all the time when your on the wet gravel. So pay attention when you drive!
Always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive folks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd January, 2006
25th Jan 2006, 10:32
This has a great detail in what was happening. My PGM-FI light came on just recently. I now I actually have a clue on what it might be. Thanks man, it'll help me out.
21st Apr 2008, 19:58
My PGM light has been going on for over ten years, never causing any problems. The previous owner told me that it would happen to him and wasn't anything to worry about, so I never have. Now I have an idea why!! Thanks!