1989 Honda Accord LXi, 2dr. Coupe 2.0L Gasoline from North America
Great looks, high performance, incredible reliability and just plain old fun to drive!
Both CV joints - replaced at 120,000
Fifth gear - rebuilt at 150,000
A/C compressor - replaced at 180,000
Radiator - replaced at 245,000
Water pump - replaced at 245,000
Cat. converter - replaced at 245,000.
Timing belt - 120,000
Radiator hoses - 245,000
Thermostat - 245,000.
Of course, the usual brakes and tires (3 sets each), air filter (5), battery (2). Also two windshields due to rocks.
The oil has been changed every 5,000 miles.
This has been a very dependable car and has never left me stranded. I used to race cars, and do not baby this one in any way. It is driven the way a sport car should be.
It handles like a dream and I believe this 24 valve engine is one of the best Honda has ever built. It is bulletproof.
I can scream tires leaving the line, chirp them shifting to second, and still get around 25 m.p.g on the highway today!
I just put a set of Konig Diva rims on the car and will be replacing the original struts with KYB gas struts mounted with Tokico springs this week.
The body needs some minor work, and that will be next along with a new paint job. I will be using the same factory silver as it looks great.
The interior of the car is in perfect shape and there is not a single rattle or squeak to be heard.
The door/windows weather striping is still original and still allows no wind noise while driving.
I have a small oil leak which I need to investigate, but I believe a new valve cover gasket will probably be all I need.
This is my second Accord (first one was a '78 that I lost in a flood with 160,00 miles on it).
There is no question in my mind as to why Honda Accord is in the Top 10 car list every year, I believe ever since they started doing the list.
They are dollar for dollar the best thing on the road, and very fun to boot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2002