1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0 from North America
I do believe these are great reliable cars. I just happened to get an abused one :(
A month after I got it, the knuckle on the axle broke causing the wheel to turn inward under the car ($250).
The radiator, thermostat gasket, and heating coils all blew on New Years Eve.
In the past 5 months the car has been towed 7 times because no one could figure out what was wrong with it. Some times the car would start and sometimes it wouldn't.
The whole fuel system had to be replaced due to rust caused by gallons of water in the gas tank. This would have been a fixable problem had the previous owner not duct taped a rust hole in the fuel line, that we did not know about. We found this out after repeatedly taking it to mechanics who couldn't figure out what caused the initial problem.
After this the car ran wonderfully again, but has since started to go into shock or something, being that after driving 20 minutes on the expressway, the car won't go more that 10mph.
I believe that had the previous owner not used duct-tape to fix something that duct-tape will actually not fix, the car would be fine.
The interior and exterior are perfect.
However, I really like the car, but I often hate it for the unexplainable and seemingly unfixable problems that arise.
Maybe it was made on a Monday or Friday.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th June, 2001
1st Jun 2002, 12:56
Your current problems may be related to vacuum.
These are strange problems, very strange problems...
What I'm thinking here is that the vacuum is not being properly bypassed once it gets up to temp.
4th Jun 2003, 22:50
I own a honda Prelude. It's a 1984 model. It is good driving around town, but once I get on the open road and sit on 80 kms for about 5 minutes the temp. is hot. What is the cause of this. I have replaced the water-pump, the therostat, checked for a cracked head, added 2 litres of anti-freeze, but it still gets very hot.