1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0 Carburated from North America


10 out of 10!


Down side:driver comfort on long trips, and flimsy body that rusts fast.

Before cup holders were standard.

No air.

General Comments:

The car still has great fuel economy, a smooth ride and the back seatis very comfy. It's an excellent car for a student or young professional. Gets where you want to go whenever you want. I have owned the car for four years now, and I swear that it always started in those cold Canadian winter days on the first try. Mind you, I do maintain the vehicle regularly.

Only minor repairs had to be done: the after market parts are very cheap and easy to find. The only major work done was my timing belt, and suspension work. The rest is all wear and tear, like brakes, exhaust, tires, tune-ups, etc...

I do recommend this car to anyone!

Up side: Excellent fuel economy and performance.

Its fast! clocked at 125 mph! stock... imagine if I had performance parts!!!???

Stable ride, handling and smooth.

Lots of cargo room.

Last year it was built in Japan... better quality.

Cheap after market parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2003

27th Mar 2004, 20:18

1989 was not the last year the Accord was built in Japan. A small percentage of Accords are still imported from Japan, although the majority of Accords (and all Accord coupes) are manufactured at the plant in Marysville Ohio... as it's been since 1982 when the plant first opened. There is no quality difference between the Marysville plant production and the plant in Japan.

7th Jan 2006, 01:37

My 1994 Accord four-door was built in Japan.

1989 Honda Accord LX four door 4 cylinder 2.0 bbl from North America


Great money saver and performance that won't let you down


I have had to replace the exhaust the distributor cap, spark plugs and wires (it had the original wires),I put on a top gasket cover, but will have to replace the bottom oil pan gasket soon, I replaced the speedometer due to it squeaking, Had to replace both left and right boot.

General Comments:

The interior of this car is in great condition.

Once a tune up was done on the car it ran great and is a very reliable car.

This is a great student/Beginners car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2003

1989 Honda Accord sei 2.0 from North America


This car won't die


Severe rust on rear quarter panels.

Suspension is in bad shape.

Replaced distributor at 300 000kms.

Replaced original clutch at 280000kms.

Air conditioning issues.

Fuel sensor is faulty and causes a hot start problem.

General Comments:

This is an excellent car.

Despite the rust issues I have been driving this car for 14 years now and it has never let me down. I often see much newer cars broken down on the side of the highway during my daily commute and thank my lucky stars for his vehicle.

The engine and transmission are still in perfect working condition.

The engine is quieter than my friend's 2001 Malibu.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2003

1989 Honda Accord sei 2.0 from North America


It followed me home...I had to keep it!


Replaced the oxygen sensor and struts. Purchased new tires and wheel alignment. The car is next to new condition. No signs of rust, as car was rust proofed when new. Took apart rear door panel, dry and clean. The bad news was had to replace leaky rad. I had the motor flushed, both for coolant and oil. Installed new plugs and wires, air filter, fuel filter and brake fluid. Car runs like new... no complaints yet!

General Comments:

Overall appearance of design, car has remained not dated looking. Great on fuel, not bad on power. Car is fully loaded pwr. everything even leather seats. You can't exactly lay a strip of rubber down at the stop light. However this car is not intended for that purpose. It does have a sporty feel with decent power, and able to pass on the highway. Great trunk for size of car. Rear seats a relatively civil for tall adults.

Winter's are no problem! This car always starts. I'm talking -33 up here in Canada. Installed GM Delco battery (best battery for the money I feel).Heats cabin fairly quick when just at idle. Stable on ice and plows through snow great, if you have decent snow tires (I use Blizzacks). I've passed 4x4's safely, when in the mountains skiing. To sum it up, I feel I would only enjoy this car more if it was a 5-speed...oh well!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2003