1992 Honda Accord EX-R 2.2L 16v from North America
For $4,500.00 Canadian, I'm enjoying every penny
It's worth noting I purchased new front tires, front brakes, and 1 spring almost immediately after I got the car; the old ones were still usable, but I wanted better performance.
What's gone wrong:
Loose ball joints (front, both upper and lower). Had to be replaced @ 214,000.
ABS warning light won't turn off.
A/C is beginning to show its age.
Slight rust on sides, beneath doors.
Middle tail-light bulb has burnt out.
"Accord" on the floor mats is starting to fade :o (
For a 12-year old car, it's in excellent shape. Sunroof still works (even the little wind deflector that pops up), along with all 4 power windows, both power mirrors, and A/C.
With 140 ponys this thing really pulls its weight around, it accelerates onto freeways with ease and can run at 170+ km/h with no hesitation.
Handling is very responsive although a bit unstable on rough pavement.
Low-end torque is pretty average, but once you get into 2nd gear, that's when the car really begins to fly.
I've driven my family's 2002 Civic and it feels like a chore compared to my 1992 Accord. It's like a senile old man who doesn't know when to quit. It definitely doesn't feel like it's age.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2004