1987 Honda Accord LX-i 2.0 Fuel Injected from North America


Best $3,000 I ever spent on a used car


Fall of 1996, 151000 miles, replaced the rear control arms and Timing Belt.

Replaced passenger side front window motor in early 1997.

Clutch went out 15 minutes before midnight New Years eve 1997.

Rust beginning to appear around rear wheel wells.

Fuel injection light comes on and stays on after engine runs for 10 to 20 minutes. Has been checked, but mechanic did not feel it was serious.

Replaced struts all the way around at 193,000 miles in September of 2002.

Have had front brake rotors turned twice since buying the car.

General Comments:

The air conditioning still blows cold.

Still gets great mileage on the highway. It's not uncommon to get 35 MPG plus on trips.

Huge trunk for such a small car.

The 2.0 Fuel Injected engine coupled with the 5 speed manual transmission makes for a fun car to drive.

The car is paid for and I just can't bring my self to sell it. Just doesn't make sense to pick up a car payment when there is nothing wrong with the Honda except a few miles and some paint flaking off the bumper. I'm actually looking forward to watching the odometer roll over 200,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2002

28th Nov 2006, 00:33

Honda's are notorious for rusting in the real tire walls... Probably where water finds its favorite place on your Honda! lol.

1987 Honda Accord LxI from North America


A fast little car for the money


The timing belt broke at 104,000 miles.

General Comments:

The Honda Accord Lxi is a zippy little car. When running at peak performance I can squeeze 38 miles/gallon out of it. The interior is great. Very comfortable seats, and when you have all the windows down and the sun roof open, it fells as if you are in a convertible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2002

1987 Honda Accord DX 2.0 Liter from North America


Perhaps I got a lemon..?

General Comments:

My Honda is now 14 years old and I am thinking about putting it out to pasture. Since I am a financial guy, I always wanted to tally the total cost of car ownership. Supposedly, Hondas have good maintenance records...

Over the past 14 years and 126,000 miles, I managed to save every repair and maintenance receipt. With this, along with some reasonably accurate estimate work, I have been able to track the total cost of ownership for this automobile. I have compiled the results of this 14 year long study below.

Total Cost of Car Ownership


$ 10,600 Original purchase price

$ 16,000 Car insurance

$ 17,000 Maintenance: all repairs, oil, breaks, mufflers, clutch, etc...

$ 6,000 Gas

$ 1,000 Sales tax, excise tax, annual registration

$ 2,263 Interest on bank loan

$ 1,300 Parking tickets, towing


$ 54,163 Total (.42 cents a mile)

Wow. My first conclusion is that this car is a L-e-m-m-o-n. $17k in repairs over 126k miles seems about right for a Yugo. But who knows, maybe this is actually below average (as consumer reports would lead you to believe).

I am surprised how expensive it has been to own this automobile. My situation is a little unusual since my mileage averaged 9,000 miles per year -- about half of the US average. In any case, whats most intriguing to me is the fact that the purchase price is only 1/5th of the total cost.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2002

12th Aug 2002, 17:01

Of course, with anything, a car will cost money. Especially after 14 years of ownership. Anything that you put on the road will cost you money over the long haul. Maybe the numbers are kind of off, but do that with every single car out there, and you'll find that you're not that bad off.

1987 Honda Accord 2.3L from North America


Very reliable little car


Basically just normal wear and tear for a car this old. It has an oil leak and the engine makes an annoying whining sound and I think it may need a new clutch. Overall, I am very pleased with this car.

General Comments:

I got this car my junior year of high school. It has been very reliable for me. However, I really don't drive the car much because a few months ago, I bought a 1999 Toyota Corolla and I have decided to sell the Honda. Not that it was a bad car, I just wanted something newer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2002