1988 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 13 of 16

1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance158000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

A truly terrific little car

Faults:

Not a whole lot. Had to change the oil on a regular basis, but that's a given. When I got it it needed some new tires which I replaced soon after.

General Comments:

The performance of this vehicle is nothing to write home about. It's small 4-cylinder engine was geared for transportation as opposed to being a race car, which some people don't understand. The interior is mint, except for a small cigarette burn in the back seat and a torn steering wheel plastic piece which I taped back on. The car is just downright fantastic! It accomodates my 6'4, 290lb frame easily. The 5-speed manual is a great trans and makes the car fun to drive. The fuel economy on the car is pretty good at around 25mpg, give or take. I have put about 27,000 miles on it since it was purchased 6/2000. I am just starting to notice a little rust around the passenger side wheel well, but I could care less as it has not yet infested the car. The comfort and design was great at it's time as well as in today's standards. The only thing I don't like is the fact that there is too much plastic inside and out, and the girls don't dig it. But I guess you can't have everything right?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th June, 2002

1988 Honda Accord LX from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles

Summary:

A highly reliable car that won't empty your wallet

Faults:

The only things that have gone wrong with this car are: right rear ball joint blew out at 124,000 miles; A/C went in 1998 (not sure how many miles) and needs a new compressor; rust around the rear wheel wells (has been a problem with older model Accords).

General Comments:

Other than those things listed above, everything that has been replaced on this car was from normal wear or scheduled maintenance. One of the things I don't like about this car is the weak 98 horses that it comes with. Although it is standard, I wish it had a stronger engine. My Accord is very reliable and rarely sees the repair shop. I even have the original clutch in it with 127,000 miles. The engine runs great and doesn't burn or leak a drop of oil. I have a lot of friends with newer cars than mine that have so many more problems... the next car I buy will definitely be another Honda. As long as you perform the regular maintenance, you won't have any problems with this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2002

1988 Honda Accord LXI 2.0 Fuel Injected from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Fuel Injected Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 miles
Most recent distance247000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

The cheapest way to enjoy a great ride

Faults:

The only thing I have ever HAD to do to the car is put a thermostat in it. That was the one and only time it has broken down on me. The power window control module stopped working inside the drivers door, it was 5 bucks at a local salvage yard. The exhaust was a little shot when I got it, but I planned on that being changed even before I got it. Everything else works except for the cruise control.

General Comments:

Its has been a great car.

It gets great mileage.

Maneuverability is exceptional.

Handles like a sports car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2002

1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0 Carb from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Carb Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired360000 kilometres
Most recent distance400000 kilometres
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Will last a minimal of 500000 Kms

Faults:

Replaced cracked windsheild at 365000 Km.

Only regular factory scheduled maintenance required.

General Comments:

This Honda drives just as good at 400000 Km as it did the day I got it.

I have not repaired anything on the vehicle, other than what is scheduled in the factory manual.

Completely dealership maintained vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2002

1988 Honda Accord LX-i 2.0 fuel injected from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 fuel injected Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 miles
Most recent distance123000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

A very nice car at a good price

Faults:

I have had only a couple problems with the car:

1. The suspension is gone.

2. Valve tap ever since I got it.

3. The pipe from the header to the cat went at 120,000 miles. That was about $400.00.

General Comments:

The car is pretty fast, since I put on the exhaust and intake. I put in a short shifter, it is more comfortable to drive. The suspension I replaced with Eibach sportline springs and Tokico shocks. It handles really well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2002

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 64 reviews