1986 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 7 of 12

1986 Honda Accord LX-i Hatchback 2.0 inline4 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 inline4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance187000 miles

Summary:

An all around great car

Faults:

Not much has gone wrong with this car, I've replaced the entire exhaust except for the catalytic converter and I've gone through a couple of CV boots, those are the two "major" parts that I've had to replace.

The power windows are getting sluggish, but a little lube should fix that right up, and one of that four tail lamps has gone out.

There was also a tear along the seam on both front seats when I got the car, but that was not a hard thing to fix and has since been repaired.

General Comments:

This is a great car to be your first.

It has never broken down on me and has always gotten me to where I need to go.

It has enough pep to keep me happy and handles great.

I love the look of it and always look forward to driving it again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2003

17th Jan 2004, 14:25

I also own a 1986 Honda Accord Lxi. I believe it is a great car, very reliable, and how quick acceleration is. I haven't had to replace really anything on it. The transmission is starting to go, but it has 250,000 miles on it. And it gets me where I need to go. I definitely would by another one.

14th Jul 2006, 00:47

You're talkin about a car that I owe my life to.

I had her up to 100mph on black ice that I thought was water. Started doing so many 360s on the interstate, smacked into the wall, and then into the grass. That car saved my life - just had whiplash.

It was a 5 speed with lots of acceleration. I miss it a lot, but I've now got a Mazda which I'm in love with, but overall Honda is one of the best.

1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 kilometres
Most recent distance167000 kilometres
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Great reliable fun car

Faults:

My seats started to wear out and rip so I ripped them out myself and put nice newer style of seats in. Stereo was ripped out the second I bought it and put an Alpine mp3 player in with 2 Alpine subs and 4 really nice 6 1/2" infinity speakers. There is a little rust gathering under the rear wheel wells, but I am guessing that this is expected from an 86. I mean come on it's an 86 right? Besides that never really had any problems with it. Great little car to get to and from school/work.

General Comments:

This car has never steered me wrong yet and I recommend it for a first car to anyone looking to buy cheap yet reliable. Have some fun with it too you can make it look nice even being an 86 model. Put new seats or seat covers in and paint your dash or trim different colors.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2003

1986 Honda Accord LXi 2.0 liter 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance119000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

Reliable and quick

Faults:

There's a little rust around the rear wheel wells, but that's to be expected from a Honda, isn't it?

Original thermostat replaced around 90,000 miles or so.

The paint has started to fade from years of parking outside.

The alternator died at just over 105,000 miles, then again six months later, but was replaced the second time free of cost by the shop. It was probably a faulty alternator that they installed in the first place.

The feeder hose to the gas tank just started to leak yesterday. I haven't had a chance to repair it yet, so I don't know how difficult a repair it will be, but from looking at it, it shouldn't be too bad.

The automatic transmission tends to skip second gear when accelerating, however has not proved to be a problem, other than suffering gas mileage.

General Comments:

Despite the recent repairs I've had to make, I still feel this car is a great model. With my commute (50 miles a day round trip), there are few cars that I would feel confident in driving other than my Honda.

The interior design is very comfortable and everything still works, including the power windows and cruise control.

The engine is, as commonly described, bulletproof, and even with my transmission problem, I still get 30 mpg on the highway!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2003

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 53 reviews