1989 Honda Accord LX-i 2.0L EFI from North America


The most reliable broken car ever


I had to replace the clutch shortly after I got it. No big deal. $700 or so for that.

The fifth gear synchro has failed, so fifth gear is unavailable. The cost to rebuild the transmission is around $700, too. I just drive in fourth gear now.

The air conditioning is out, but I think it just needs to be recharged.

A lot of plastic parts have broken. The glove box hinges, the driver's door handle trim, and the headlight switch have all broken. I think they are all ABS plastic, because the only glue I can use to repair any of them is two-part epoxy.

The valve cover seal leaks oil down the front of the engine into the exhaust manifold heat shield. There, the oil heats up and burns off. I can see smoke from the edges of the hood when my car's not moving fast enough to vent it all away.

General Comments:

The handling is great for an economy sedan.

I'm 6'1", and I fit comfortably in the driver's seat.

Even without fifth gear, I still get approx. 28 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2001

1st Sep 2005, 03:02

I an a proud owner of a 1989 Honda Accord LXI. At the time of this message it currently has 395,291 miles on it (this is not a joke). I have only one complaint: shortly after the odometer rolled over 210,000 miles fifth gear went out.

I also have a praise for it: I have quit frankly tortured this car and I am glad to say that this is the BEST car I have EVER owned (and believe me I've owned a lot). I am a very happy Honda owner.

1989 Honda Accord SE-i 2.0L from North America


Won't let you down


This car has had about every minor problem a car can possibly have.

In no particular order, I have had the following work done/problems: new tires, front brakes were badly warped, front springs, ball joints, CV boots, complete engine tune up, alternator, fuel injectors, transmission is getting weak, fuse box and headlight wiring, stereo system is destroyed (partially my fault).

I believe the car would have been much better had the previous owner taken better care of it.

General Comments:

Even with all the problems, the car has never let me down or stranded me. It starts right up every time.

Performance is lazy at best, but the car is a very comfortable cruiser once it gets to highway speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th September, 2001

1989 Honda Accord Aerodeck EXi 2.0 injection from UK and Ireland


Reliable, cheap, distinctive, comfortable and rapid transport


Drive shafts needed replacing at 95000 miles (cost £150 per side).

Anti-lock braking system failed at 90000 miles (although this did not impair normal braking performance).

General Comments:

The Aero-deck is a great looking and distinctive car, a modern day Scimitar GTE.

The car is comfortable and has an impressive standard specification (including cruise control).

Performance is swift and effortless, although the car has a tendency to understeer heavily in the wet and wheel spins very easily out of junctions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2001

10th Dec 2001, 04:42

I totally agree with the reviewer and find the 1989 Honda Accord Aerodeck to be a good well put together, capable car, and the only problems I've had are parts prices/lack of dealer help, lack of traction in the wet and in some cases, excess power.

1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0 liter from North America


A slow but comfortable clunker


Well first off the front tire fell off one night. Another thing was the clutch went bad and it is really slow. I don't like this car at all. I also have chrome wheel covers on it as well as chrome windshield wipers.

General Comments:

This car is seriously very slow and has no power.

However it is very comfortable to travel in assuming the wheel doesn't fall off again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2001

25th Oct 2001, 21:21

LOL, for real!!!

I mean, I'm sorry you lost a wheel but 225k --??? That's great. I just bought one with 98 and I will be very happy to get 100k more out of it. I guess I will have to watch for loose wheels, tho! VBG.

20th Dec 2001, 07:59

Every time I have my tires rotated on my '88 I have to re-tighten the lugs. Most places don't tighten them all the way. BTW, mine runs great with 250K on the clock.