1992 Honda Accord EX from North America
A reliable, responsive car that delivers the goods in an unassuming manner
Entire exhaust system had to be replaced with exception of the muffler. It was the original from 92!
Driver and passenger side run channel moulding (rubber around the window frames) needed replacing.
Other than that, all normal wear and tire maintenance items (all filters changed, new tires, all fluids changed, brakes will require work before this winter).
It is the rugged Japanese cars such as these from the early to mid 90's (including Toyota Camrys and Mazda 323's and Nissans) that forced American automakers to catch up. Judging from what is coming out of the US these days, they finally have caught up!
The number of Accords from this generation (1990-1993) that are still on the road (albeit looking a little ratty) are a testament to their reliability and longevity.
My pristine rust free 92 Accord sips fuel. I get about 575 kms in mixed city and highway driving on one tank of fuel. Not bad for an 19 year old car!
It is low to the ground and delivers a crisp response. I put on brand new Micheline Pilot Exalto tires (205/6015) to maximize its handling. For an old 4 door sedan, it certainly can handle curves fairly well.
Every option on the car still works well (A/C, electric windows, power door locks etc..)
The only complaint I have is the cabin/wind noise at highway speeds and the somewhat uncomfortable seats for long trips. My previous car was a 95 Lexus LS 400, and it was powerful and dead silent. I miss the serenity of the Lexus, but not the fuel consumption and the occasional extremely expensive maintenance costs.
The transmission is also shifts a little rough, but man does this car like to be driven hard and revved up!
The 92 Accord is still a good looking car, especially with nice wheels/mags and tinted windows.
I have had the car for nearly a year now, and have no regrets. I intend on keeping it until it rusts out, or until it is no longer worthy of repair. Until then, I hope no one steals it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2010