1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L from North America
Wicked reliable, sweet styling
-Front rotors and pads have been replaced.
-CV joints replaced (both sides).
-Both front struts have been replaced.
-Timing belt replaced.
-Exhaust has been replaced (cat-back)
-A couple of seals, bushings, etc.
-Both rear quarter panels have been patched, and will need to be repaired again.
- Seized calipers in the front replaced.
-A couple of hoses have been replaced for the radiator.
-Driver door latch plastic trim cracked.
-Two springs have been replaced.
-Power cable to battery corroded and replaced.
Well, now that I write out all the stuff that I replaced on the car it seems like it takes a lot of repairs. But, the way I drive it, I'm sure if I had any other car I would be repairing a lot more. For a fifteen year old car, it's probably just wear and tear.
This car is absolutely amazing. It's very reliable, and the only time it left me stranded was because the CV joint was not seated properly when replaced and the transmission fluid emptied out of it. I drive the piss out of it more than I should for a car of it's age, and it still loves every second of it.
It's a bit slow off the line, but on the highway, accelerating is no problem. The fuel economy is not bad for a car of its size (~23/32 mpg).
The transmission is a bit loud and jerky, but really, for a car of its age, I'm happy it works. And from what I've read, this is typical. The drive-train is pure Honda, super reliable and won't let you down as long as you keep on the service intervals.
The seats are probably the most comfortable I have been into, but that could be because they are broken into.
The heaters are something else. My A/C has been broken since I bought the car, and without that, the temperature in the car is either "outside" or "HOT".
The stock stereo isn't the greatest, but its easy to replace.
After driving this car for three years, I'm positive that this car will take me to 400,000km. If you are looking for a cheap car that will last, try to find one of these. If I had to buy another car, I'd look for the exact same car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th December, 2006
21st May 2008, 22:34
I wrote this review, and ended up selling this past year (July 2007) at 315,000km. Body would've rusted before the engine would die.
I miss my old car.
9th Jan 2009, 02:37
I just bought a '91 Accord LX with 301K miles. It sounds good but I was a bit worried about the mileage. Hopefully it won't be a problem knowing they last long.