1991 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 19 of 20

1991 Honda Accord EX R 2.2 SOHC 16-valve from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 SOHC 16-valve Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired131000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carMazda MX3

Summary:

Definitely worth its price

Faults:

Only problems I'm having with this car right now are the tail light seals because they leak into the trunk, and the driver's door is warped cause a previous owner had a locksmith practically pry the door open.

General Comments:

I never have and never will agree with the seat-belt design. Soon I will install a regular 3 point harness.

This car is the best I ever owned, sporty, quick, and I love the list of available after-market parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2001

1991 Honda Accord DX from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles
Previous carSubaru STD Hatchback

Summary:

A good dependable car, plenty of power, nice and roomy too

Faults:

Twice, the side mirrors have just inexplicably flopped - became useless! At $100 each, that's a real pain!

Had to have the driver visor replaced due to it being sheared off by the automatic seat belt.

General Comments:

Overall, this is a wonderful car - powerful, comfortable, and extremely reliable, and the dealership is the best (I had a Subaru before, and lived in three states - always terrible service).

Conversely, I have a real problem with some design issues - the automatic seatbelts, the wind scream if the windows are open, the terrible defroster and fresh air system - in fact, there IS no fresh air! It is heated engine air! You must use the air conditioner for fresh air, and it's frigid.

Also don't care for the tinny body. The doors sometimes need to be closed twice. Had a terrible problem with window rolling up; the rubber gasket catching & rolling window up crooked!

This car has a terrible time fogging up, and doesn't defrost without the air conditioner on.

The radio/cassette is very poor quality.

Locking the front driver door once you're out is a real pain too - my sister had to show me how to do it without the key.

Mediocre fuel efficiency.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2001

23rd Feb 2004, 18:18

I love my Honda Accord DX 1991 -250,000miles- it is hard to give it up. I would do everything keep it for the next 10 years. The only problem I have been having is defrosting.

AMZ.

27th Jul 2006, 15:37

Our 1991 Accord is an excellent car except for the following:

Replaced clutch at 215000 miles.

Steering wheel still shakes at all speeds.

Tires are kept aligned and rotated, but front ones wear rapidly.

Replaced alternator at 220,000 miles.

Started replacing fuses.

Primary fan may not be working all the time. Now A/C is gone. Had new O-rings and various A/C parts replaced, freon leaks fixed, compressor is fine, new freon added and still get hot air from two left vents and slightly cooler air from two right vents. Local GM Mechanics suggest it is a clogged evaporator? Local Honda dealer does not respond to my questions, so I have to use the GM dealers. Any suggestions? We would like to fix the AC problem ourselves if possible.

22nd Nov 2007, 20:42

My 1991 Accord has proved to be a very reliable car.

Like a previous reviewer, both my sideview mirrors had to be replaced 12 years ago.

The driver's side window has been difficult to roll up for a little over a decade now.

The car is still a daily driver and averages 34 mpg if I keep it under 75 on the interstate. Spare parts are very easy to find, even though the car is old enough to drive itself.

11th Jul 2009, 20:09

I inherited one of these cars, and it was awesome basic transportation for several years. I only traded it recently because it does not have airbags or any other modern safety features for that matter. It has these bizarre electric seat belts which are a headache. It also has some problematic Honda design quirks like a weird rear motor mount, which is prone to failure, cheesy suspension and brakes and an inaccessible oil filter, but reliability is nothing to complain about considering it's old enough to vote.

15th Oct 2010, 07:29

My window rattles something fierce if it is not all the way up or down, so I see where you are coming from. Some of your other comments make me wonder if you are actually driving an Accord. Mine has way over 200K, and gets well over 30 mpg, real world driving. I can't say that about 90 percent of cars on the road.

21st Oct 2010, 15:45

I agree with the Honda Accord being a reliable car. I had it for seven months, and the only problem I came across was a bad starter. Plus it's very fast.

21st Oct 2010, 21:33

I used to own a '91 Accord. Very reliable, mine had a little over 400,000 miles on it before I finally sold it. But very fast? Not so much.

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