1987 Honda Accord LX Sedan 2.0 Carb from North America
Could not kill this piece of junk
Exhaust system fell off when I drove the car away after purchasing.
Needed new battery.
Tie rods needed replacing, but never bothered to fix.
Fuel tank was rusted out.
Clutch at first was not fully engaging, but somehow it repaired itself.
I bought this car for $700 to replace my 1990 Mitsubishi Galant. It was a car that I know had high mileage, but Honda's had a reputation for durability. First thing exhaust fell off, which I was warned. Replaced that, along with battery that was not holding a charge. After 7 months of ownership, I would be driving down the road and the car would stall. I would wait one minute and it would start up again. This happened for a few months. Luckily I lived near my work and college so commuting with this car was not an issue. Tuned engine up, ran much better, but was not resolved. Gave the car to a friend, who ended up replacing gas tank, which solved the problem. Unfortunately he lost his licence, had to move, left the car at his apartment. Car was towed to a junkyard. Too bad, because I felt it had some life left to it.
Even though I did not get near my moneys worth on the car, it was fun to drive. Handled great. I truly beat the you know what out of the car at times and it kept going. I live in New England and the Winter that I had it was the worst in decades. My car would be encased in ice (no joke) at sub-zero temps and the darn thing would still start!! My neighbours autos would be dead due to the temps.
I truly think the car should have lasted a lot longer if it did not meet its untimely end at the junk yard. But 225,000 miles total, not bad. My sister had 260,000 on her Prelude!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2005