1991 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 12 of 20

1991 Honda Accord EX 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired157000 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

1991 Accord EX Wagon- Clean and Slick

Faults:

Well I just bought the car and the injectors are clogged with carbon, and the timing belt was put on a little tight (don't guess its the cars fault) Its (the timing belt) is not a big deal it just makes a noise sometimes, but you can only hear it if the hoods up usually. The door cloth was falling off due to the previous owner left the window down once.

General Comments:

The car is overall very clean and impressive. It's a wagon and it looks slick.

The paint is still awesome. The owner said she garaged it always.

We are the 2nd owner. Pretty good for a 91 model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2004

1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired99081 miles
Most recent distance107542 miles

Summary:

A great commuter car

Faults:

The car was blowing smoke from the hood at 107,000 miles due to a defective "O" Ring, after it was replaced the car was running great.

CV Boots were worn and needed to be replaced.

Timing Belt was worn and needed to be replaced, so I changed that along with the water pump.

The CD part of the Radio jammed and was inoperable, so I replaced it.

The air intake would get very dirty very soon, so I replaced it with an after-market filter charger kit from AEM, now it runs great with a little more punch.

The power antenna is broken, however it does what is needed just manually now.

General Comments:

Car runs great for having 107,000+ Miles.

The body is still in great shape with minor dings if any.

The paint is still looking great with very little chipping and fading. Great Work Honda!

The cabin is nice, however I am 6' 2" and find it somewhat congested, but for the price I had to get this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2004

1991 Honda Accord EX-R 2.2 litre from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 litre Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 kilometres
Most recent distance107000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Dakota

Faults:

Replaced the muffler and flex pipe shortly after purchase. The car had been sitting so these had rotted out.

Replaced timing belt and balance shafts belt at 86,000km.

Replaced right-hand drive-axle at 106,000km due to a torn steering knuckle boot. Will replace the left-hand one as well because the outer boot is leaking and almost worn through.

General Comments:

This car is the best vehicle I have owned. It gets between 38 and 44 mpg on the highway and is exceptionally comfortable and roomy for a coupe. The visibility is very good and the car remains in style even though it is 13 years old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2004

1991 Honda Accord LX Wagon 2200CC Gasoline from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2200CC Gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 miles
Most recent distance163000 miles
Previous carSaturn SL2

Summary:

The usual Over Engineered Japanese Bargain

Faults:

The day I found this Vehicle, the Speedometer was operating in an intermittent fashion. Through my own research I concluded that this was due to a faulty Speed Sensor. It was agreed before purchase that this would be rectified free of charge.

Three thousand miles later my wife decided to drive it through a severely flooded roadway. Unfortunately I was not in the Vehicle at the time so was unable to render any common sense.

The resulting damage was as follows,

Immediate, The Transmission went into Limp Home Mode. This meant that it was permanently engaged in third gear only.

I had to replace the Transmission Computer to rectify this.

This also Put Paid to the Fuel Pump.

I burnt out the Starter before I found this fact out.

Of course there has been the usual outlay on replacement Brake Pads, Tires, Distributor Cap, Rotor Arm And Drive belts.

I would add that the replacement of the Main Engine Belt is an expensive procedure as you must also replace the Water Pump at the scheduled 90K Belt replacement Interval. However it only cost me Three Hundred Dollars, Including Genuine Honda Parts, so I cannot complain.

I am currently having problems with the Starter. It is due to the fact that I am reluctant to purchase a genuine Honda Starter. Instead I have been installing the Rebuilt Starters from the usual Parts Stores. Big mistake, I have now done the Job three times in the last month. This is not the Vehicles fault, Just been unlucky I guess. The Flywheel is solid, no damaged teeth. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of these imported rebuilt Starters.

I do know how to install a Starter in case anyone is prepared to comment below, I am an ASE Certified Technician and have replaced lots of Starters on these Accords on a professional basis.

General Comments:

I am very impressed with this vehicle in spite of the minor annoyances listed above.

The car rides like a Lexus with no annoying suspension thumps at all.

For a now Thirteen year old Vehicle I am very impressed with the general build and quality of the Marque.

Switch the Transmission into Sport Mode and you will beat any other four cylinder non turbo beater car of the same era. Then again perhaps that is due to me keeping it in tune also.

This Vehicle is driven over one thousand miles a week and has yet to leave us stranded.

I will get this beyond 300k before I purchase another vehicle, at which point this vehicle will be donated to my favorite Charity, gaining me a nice Tax credit also.

All in all I am very happy to purchase a vehicle for less than three thousand dollars and know I have three years worth of Depreciation to be credited by the Tax man, the Vehicle is currently used for Business Purposes.

I also do not have the headache of a Car Payment each month, these vehicles are rock solid, the Engine still purrs even at this mileage.

I am going to upgrade to a Toyota next time around purely due to the fact that they are easier to work on.

Absolutely Bulletproof Engine and Transmission.

This is the one to choose if you do not wish to get onto first name terms with your mechanic,forget the big three and get yourself some real Transportation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2004

28th Mar 2004, 20:18

Hi Steve.

I was wondering if you can help me with my problem. I have a two door 92 Honda Accord EX. The main problem that I am having is the flasher is ticking very rapidly, like when you have a burnt out bulb. Every thing in the car works, the blinkers, the hazards, relays and flasher. I am going to buy new bulbs for them to see if that is the problem. Have you heard of anything like this before. My email is wazzieone@yahoo.com if you or anyone else wants to reply. Thanks.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 86 reviews