1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L 4 cylinder from North America
The best car I ever owned
Normal maintenance only.
Purchased this car for a thousand dollars in 2005, and it has never let me down. Sure got my money's worth.
Never had any problems with it, except for normal wear and tear.
It's getting rusty now, mostly around the wheel wells, so have to decide whether to do some body work or say goodbye to my old faithful. She still has tons of life left in the engine and transmission. Engine light has never come on.
Always starts in the coldest weather, still fairly good on gas, seats fold down, so lots of room for me to load my bicycle. Interior is still looking good.
There are lots of them on the road still, so I say that's a testament to its reliability and classic looks. Love my old Honda!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th March, 2011
22nd Mar 2011, 13:43
I own a 1995 Accord with 400,000km and a 1992 Accord with 320,000km, and I strongly encourage you to fix your rust. I've done so in both of my cars since the winter has done its share of damage (I live in Edmonton, AB with lots of salt and sand). I spent about $1500 for each car to do this, and just like you, have not put any more money into them apart from regular maintenance. Your car will easily reach 500,000km, so why not do it with the body looking good, right?
2nd Apr 2011, 09:22
Thanks for your advice. I may take you up on it, because my Honda works wonderfully. She's solid as a rock besides the rusty bits. I know what I have, and I hate to get rid of a vehicle that treats me so well, then turn around and buy someones else's problems, or buy new and pay a lot for modern looking plastic that probably won't last any longer than my old Honda has lasted so far. I got six years out of a thousand dollar vehicle. I think that's pretty darn impressive. Yep, body work is starting to sound really good. Cheers to you too!