1989 Honda Accord LXI 2.0 Liter from North America


Yes I had to work on it, but it is still a very good car


Multipe oil leaks, oil filter gasket, oil pump seal, cam seal and oil pan gasket.

Replaced Starter.

Washer Pump

Rear door automatic lock is bad.

Leaky Sun Roof.

General Comments:

Car is 16 years old and things do wear out. As of now it is solid and gets 31-34 mpg. The interior has worn very well for this car. Like any thing if you don't take care of it you will have trouble with it. I belive the persons that have owned this car did not take care of it. I have never owned a vehicle that has this many miles on it. I feel like it would do another 194,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2005

1989 Honda Accord 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


I must have done something pretty bad in a previous life


Just about everything.

Major electrical faults in interior (one circuit always blew a fuse the moment you turned the ignition on)

Radio wiring was a nightmare (cavity was damaged, possibly from a previous theft)

Engine misfired, smoked and burnt oil even though I changed the oil twice. Reasonably powerful though.

Gearbox best described as "wobbly" - it felt as if would collapse if you accelerated hard.

Water leaks & oil leaks everywhere.

Timing belt snapped, destroying the engine.

At this point I got the council to take it away and bury it in an unmarked grave.

Dealer's can't get parts anymore and treat you like dirt. Not sure they would have worked on it even if they'd been asked to.

General Comments:

My ex-wife bought this after the Laguna was repossessed. Apparently it was a part-ex at the Renault garage. She never did let on what she paid for it.

Anyway, this was before the divorce and the car was the only thing the lawyers let me keep.

The Renault was not good, but the Honda was a thousand times worse. I think I might have tried to patch it up, but getting parts is very difficult and the dealer's don't want to know about - well, anything. I think their only remit is to flog new Hondas.

I bought an Escort Estate last week at auction and it's so much better. All the parts are obtainable from the local Ford dealer and the parts staff a really helpful.

Two morals to this story:

- Don't get married

- Don't buy a Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th August, 2005

28th Aug 2005, 10:25

You must have bought a duffer - Hondas from around the eighties/early nineties are very well-made, reliable cars, and you can hardly blame the timing belt snapping on the car.

1st Sep 2005, 16:51

My ex-wife bought it, not me.

I can't see how you can possibly keep one of these things on the road because it seems almost impossible to get spare parts for any model year. If I'd been able to fix it up I might have thought more of it.

The Escort has 165k and did need some work doing to it, but two visits to the Ford dealer and one to the local motot factors got me everything I needed.

18th Oct 2006, 16:02

Original reviewer:

Unfortunately some low life STOLE my Escort a few weeks ago, took it out into the country, ragged it until the engine expired and then burnt it.

I've had a few conversations with people about Honda cars since buying the Escort, particularly as regards getting spares. So I decided to take the plunge and go back to the auction where I bought the Escort to look for a second Accord. I bought a 1997 model with 129000 miles. Touch wood, it's pretty good so far...

1989 Honda Accord Exi 2.0 from North America


A great car


I have the car since April 2005... So nothing went wrong with it. I hope it continue like this.

General Comments:

I bought it at 91 000 km... For a 1989 it`s excellent!

Also the frame it's perfect. No scratch. Drive well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2005