1987 Honda Accord DX 2.0L carbuerated from North America
Honda Accord repairs are a best-worst scenario
*Struts had to be replaced
*Catalytic converter was replaced due to broken ceramics inside (caused an annoying rattling sound)
*Control arms replaced
*Outer tire rod replaced
*Needed new brakes
*Needed new tune-up
*New Muffler needed
*Starter replaced (tough to replace)
Outside of the exhaust system and brakes, this car is damn good on gas, and very dependable. The engine has not had or needed any major repair done to it, which tells me Honda builds very strong motors in their cars.
A big majority of Honda issues are exhaust problems (i.e rattles and stuff). Honda's are notorious for mysterious rattles (heat shields, catalytic converters breaking up, etc).
Just so you know Hondas are also notorious for rusting in the rear tire walls...that's in the back of the car where the frame loops around the tire in a semi circle fashion... All Hondas rust there, for some odd reason.
But as you can see, all the major problems I am describing with a big majority of Hondas are minor. The idea that Hondas are built to last, is actually a true statement.
If you bought a used Honda, you have to expect it needs repairs. Any car no matter how good its built will fall apart if you abuse it. You cannot tell what the previous owner of the car did to it, because he's only gonna tell you so much.
If you buy a used Honda and it turns out to be junk, it's not your fault, it's the people who treated it like CRAP the past 19 years faults. Outside of the $800 I spent to purchase the car and $1200 in repair, this $2000 car has been the best car I have ever purchased.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th November, 2006