1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L 4 cylinder from North America


Great on gas but not worth the risk of a folding car


Transmission died.

AC needed charging.

Leaky Valve cover.

Exhaust pipe fell.

Leaky trunk.

Car was T-boned.

General Comments:

When the transmission was replaced the car performed very well.

This car was hit by a Crown Victoria Taxi in Queens, NY and the car was considered totaled.

These cars fold bad in an accident and the rear door flies open in a side impact!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th July, 2008

14th Jul 2008, 03:57

Bad crash worthiness is the dirty little secret of smaller, lighter, high mpg cars. I say no thanks - give me the 15-20 mpg crown vic any day.

1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2 from North America


Out of six Hondas I have owned, this has been a lemon and I advise to avoid automatic transmissions!


"S" light flashed, then speed sensor quit working.

When cold, cannot get the key out of the ignition.

Transmission has given nothing, but problems.

Brakes have worn out too quickly, even when replacing the rotors and pads.

Put two people in the back and it becomes wishy-washy on the road, swaying to and fro like a drunk sailor.

Radio is crap (AM/FM cassette).

General Comments:

This is the sixth Honda I have owned, and bar far the biggest headache. Transmission and related parts have been the biggest problems.

The "S" (Sport) light began flashing, and then the speedometer quit; replaced the speed sensor.

When it is cold, the car will go in to Park, but the shift indicator does not recognize it for a long time and you cannot get the key out of the ignition. From what I have seen on-line, this is not unusual for this model.

The transmission slowly died at only 180,000.

Put in a used tranny, but the "S" light is flashing and the torque converter won't lock up.

Found it nearly impossible to keep the alternator belt tightened enough to avoid squealing; when it is tight enough, after a couple weeks it starts squealing again. Terrible adjustment screw set up which is a pain in the nether-regions to access.

This car may have had a previous owner that didn't maintain it, but I have bought a couple Honda's with more miles and they have been the expected Honda reliability. Not this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th January, 2008

1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L from North America




I did not have the car for long, but it was because it was totaled in an accident that was not my fault. When I first got the car the interior needed very few adjustments. The suspension was very low and tight so I went ahead and replaced the front struts. Also the valve cover gasket melted out at 157K (which was only about 20 bucks to replace if you do it yourself). At about 165K the drive axle had to be replaced. After that it was a perfect ride. One minor problem it had was that when it was started it would rev to about 2000 RPMs and back to about 1000 constantly. I never figured out what that problem was. Performance wise it was not that bad even though it was not built for high and fast performance. Over all GREAT CAR if you take care of it.

General Comments:

Honda's are seen on the road more than any other car. There fuel efficient and very reliable. The used ones don't sit on an auction or dealer lot for long. They are perfect for a first time owner. I will very much miss my old one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2007

1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2 SOHC 16 valve from North America


Great car. Will drive it until the wheels fall off


Lower passenger side ball joint.

Water pump gave out at 220987.

Rust over the rear wheels.

Valve cover gasket leaks into number 1 plug.

Fast idle control valve replaced for 10 bucks eBay.

General Comments:

Great reliable car. Will always start, and will take a beating. There have been times I've taken it to the red line and dropped the clutch (probably why I need axles).

The steering is very responsive.

It will gain a substantial amount of HP with minor mods (cold air intake, headers, bored out throttle body, fuel injection cleaner).

Definitely a daily driver. Great gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2007