1989 Honda Accord LX-i 12 valve,,,2.0L from North America


This car is a living legend!


First my Alternator went, then my starter went.. most recently my water pump and radiator were burnt. I'm also in the process of replacing my ball joints. I also added a 5 inch exhaust to it with 2 1/4 inch pipe from the cad. converter. I love this car.

General Comments:

This car is my first and only, I would never be able to look at another car the same.

I want another accord, but this one is not leaving me anytime soon.

Its quick, but not quick enough!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2003

1989 Honda Accord SE-i 2.0 fuel injected from North America


A college student's dream car


The doors do not close properly, so I have to periodically adjust the door strikers.

General Comments:

The car makes various front-end popping sounds when in reverse at low speeds.

It performs very well for a 14 year old car.

It is very difficult to find aftermarket performance parts for this car.

I do not doubt it's reliability.

I would definitely buy another Honda in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2003

19th Mar 2004, 13:01

I have an accord SE-i and if you keep it in good shape, whoa! you don't have to buy a new car. and it's going to last for a looooong time!

15th Nov 2005, 12:47

Interesting comments. My Honda will start immediately when jumped, but if it sets for two hours it is dead again. Is that the distributor or starter? Also, after it's sat for awhile it blows blue smoke. It doesn't do this in summer. Has 255,000 miles. I love this car. When it runs of course. It had a plastic piece rot out on the glove compartment so I took it off. And the radio has started making a sound like white noise. ho hum The engine light also comes on, but I'm hoping that it is just a check up light. Can you help me or is this too ridiculous? I've researched this on line, but there doesn't seem to be any mechanical history that I can read on the net. Or people to ask questions of. Thank you.

3rd Apr 2006, 18:23

Hey I've recently bought a stick 1989 Honda accord, and I don't really know much about cars, and I can't seem to find a way to check the transmission fluid, now is there a way to check, or do stick cars not have that?

13th Jun 2006, 11:07

If anyone is the Nashville TN area is interested in selling their SE-I please let me know. I need a parts car. dunpipe@yahoo.com.

1989 Honda Accord SE-i 2-door 2.0 Injected from North America


It would be better if it was a manual


My oil pan leaks at the plug.

My left, front wheel squeaks.

The driver's side window did not roll up. The power-window control box was messed up.

The Bose amplifier was blown. The stereo system had to be completely re-wired.

The transmission does not work well at all. It will get stuck in 3rd gear, and then, it will jump back and forth between 2nd and 3rd gear for no reason. Shifting down into D3 solves this problem temporarily, but this still means it will only get up to 3rd gear, and then, eventually it will just get stuck in 2nd gear. This is what causes high running costs. The gas mileage probably drops down to 8 miles per gallon.

Plastic pieces have broken on the inside.

It seems to be an attractive target for people to hit.

The leather seats are torn and dried up.

The rear fold-down seat does not latch to the locking mechanism.

The plastic light bulb holders for brake lights broke, so I had to tape them in.

The left door does not close right, and it does not hit the sensor, so the light that shows when a door is open, is always on.

The cooling fan stays on after the car is turned off for up to 30 minutes. This drains the battery.

The power-steering fluid leaked for a while.

The brakes are very sponge-like, even after bleeding the brakes. They do not stop very quickly.

General Comments:

This car would be good if it didn't have so many problems.

I love the way it drives when it drives, or when it gets up into 4th gear.

The acceleration is horrible due to the incredibly bad shifting.

At least the stereo works well. Of course, I had to fix it all to make it work.

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

Review Date: 9th July, 2003

3rd Mar 2004, 11:11

I have the same vehicle and have had it for 2 years now with no problems. The key to a good vehicle is good maintenance... vehicles are like people... if they are not cared for they die young.