1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L from North America


Needs some work, but is fun to drive


Passenger side CV Joint broke. Replaced passenger side front axle.

Started to bottom out. Replaced front struts at 173000.

Has a bad vibration when braking.

"PGM-FI" light continuously come on.

Trouble starting. Engine will turn over and over, but won't start. Replaced the fuel filter hoping that it might help. It didn't.

Passenger side power window assembly won't stay together. Needs to be re-glued.

Driver side power window assembly wouldn't lift window. Replaced with junkyard parts. Works fine now.

2 of the 4 fuel injectors leak onto the intake manifold.

General Comments:

The vibration when I slow down is a little worrying. I bought some lower ball joints to fix the problem before I realized that I had to take off the whole wheel assembly. I haven't done that yet.

I don't think that the previous owner did much preventative maintenance. I have started to replace filters and sensors.

In almost all cases the car runs well. Handles pretty well, but it sways a little to much for the way I drive it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2002

1987 Honda Accord DX 2.0 liter 4 cylinder. from North America


I will never give up this car, I love it so much!


Spark plugs/wiring with spark plugs replaced at 189,000 miles.

Clutch replaced at 192,000 miles.

Starter replaced at 190,000 miles.

Timing belt broke/had to replace oil tank at 194,000 miles.

Trunk lid lock broke.

General Comments:

Cloth seats very comfortable.

Easy to handle, can drive and park this car very well.

Light blue paint close to new except minor dents and scratches.

Easy to change gears.

Great on gas uses hardly any oil.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2002

1987 Honda Accord LX 2.0 from North America


A car that you will have a hard time letting go


The brakes were replaced at around 190,000.

The sensor that detects whether or not the car is in gear is bad. So the car won't start in park, only neutral.

The timing belt has been replaced twice in the life of the car as well as the oil pump as preventive maintenance. New seals were installed to fix an oil leak.

The CV joints had to be replaced around 200,000.

General Comments:

This car is a bit underpowered for interstate driving and it can be a bit nerve racking when trying to take it over large hills with a load inside the car.

There are no cup holders at all.

For all the repair work I have done to this car I still have only spent $300 on maintanece in the last year. This excludes labor of course since I did the work myself.

This car is a perfect first car for someone due to its reliability.

The car uses a carburetter which is the only thing I don't like about it.

Surprisingly, it is built like a tank. I purchased it from my dad who drove 30 miles daily on rough gravel roads with it and problems due to the pounding it received are minimal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2002

1987 Honda Accord Si 2.0 4 Cylinder from Australia and New Zealand


Comfy, goes when it needs to, good looking, economical and straight out SWEET


I bought it a few months ago, and it is still in great condition. Low k's to start with, it had had a new gear box and clutch over haul about 2 years ago, new starter motor recently too.

So far nothing is wrong, but its the kind of car where you can really feel it coming up for a service. It performs great, but if you suddenly need that extra belt occasionally, the car will do it, but not so easily.

General Comments:

For a first car, it's magnificent. Extremely comfortable with the big seats and leg room.

With the sunroof open and windows down, it's like a convertable.

The 2.0 engine is good, but if it was maybe a 2.2 or 2.4, that'd be ideal because the car is big. But with a manual, you learn where abouts the power comes from (eg- 2nd gear, 40km/h and onwards is where you get the power)

Very good vision when driving.

Huge boot or trunk.

With front wheel drive, you lose a tiny bit on the turning circle, but not enough to seriously bother anyone.

Very economical - A full tank lasts a long time.

Looks great with the flip-up lights and just in general. The car sits quite low to the road, and does not have a lot of height all over. My paint job is perfect, and I've got the spoiler and tinted windows... it seriously does turn a lot of heads when you cruise past.

For a first car, it's ideal. Good amount of power, good size, good looking machine, good options (everything is electric).

I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2002

24th Mar 2007, 00:13

I have one of these also as my project car. I got it with a small bit of accident damage. I'm replacing mine's 5spd manual as well, and my starter motor died on me. It has a lot more power than my other car, which is brilliant. It would still be better with VTEC though I reckon.