1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L 4 cylinder SOHC from North America


Low cost, high value, much fun


Automatic transmission replaced about 160,000 miles.

Balancer seal replaced at 224,000 miles.

A/C recharged at 223,000 miles.

C/V joints replaced at about 180,000 miles.

Interior rattles quite a bit on bumpy roads.

Power antenna shaft replaced twice due to breakage in icy weather.

Radiator replaced about 190,000 miles.

Brake rotors seem to warp fast, about every 20,000 miles. Use Honda pads and you'll never get the squealing sound.

General Comments:

Awesome car for the money. I've had to put a few cents into it along the way, but I have to consider my driving habits as part of the problem... older age of the car being the rest.

The paint and interior are still in great shape, even after enduring some humid weather and salty air of the Gulf Coast. The interior has made for some great acoustics with the right stereo system installed.

The engine is flawless when its tuned right (do it yourself if you know what you're doing). Runs like a champ. I still get 25 mpg in the city, and recorded one segment of a TX to FL trip in 2000 where I notched 32 mpg... yeah, I did the math several times. It still has enough get up and go to pass people on 2 lane roads, and beat that semi-truck coming up the on-ramp.

Besides the maintenance issues, I'd definitely buy this car all over again. Maybe change the color, though. Only 74,000 miles to go until 300,000!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2004

1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2 from North America


A wonderful car


Put a new exhaust on from the cat back at 100,000 miles when the car was first bought.

At 115,000 miles, the car was rear ended on the expressway by a SUV going that was moving at 70 plus MPH. After this, we found out the car had already been hit on all sides. The impact snapped the sway bar and springs.

At 116,000 miles, I replaced a motor mount that was cracked due to the accident.

Now at 127,000, the ball joint is being replaced.

General Comments:

This car is worth every penny of its high resale price. My mother owns a '91 Accord with 229,000 miles on it, and it runs mint. So I have no worries about mine dying on me any time soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2004

1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L F22A6 from North America


A reliable grocery go-getter


The power antenna is located poorly. I had the same problem with my 1988 Accord LXi. It stops going down fully after a while, and if you open the truck and aren't watching your antenna, you'll close the trunk and the antenna will get stuck in it; breaking it even more in the process. I don't remember how mine broke, but I've had past experiences with this problem.

The fuel filter is located in a poor location and it is very difficult to change.

The window regulator and motor are one in the same, meaning if one breaks down, you have to replace both, which costs around $300 from the dealer for each window. My front window regulator went out once, and that was a pain getting it replaced. I suggest going on eBay and buying one for a DIY job.

My driver's side front window was busted in one time, and after replacing it, the window comes off the tracks more often than it did. Taking the door off and window out is no problem, but working on the moving parts is a pain.

My A/C low high knob's bearings wore down, so I have to use pliers every time I want to change how much air is coming out. Minor problem due to wear and tear?

The front driver's side door handle cracked in half, so I have to use my thumb to pull the metal latch to open the door.

General Comments:

Generally speaking, I feel that this Honda has served me very well. I'm not a big fan of its styling, but it gets me to point A to point B and back without any problems.

The car isn't quick by any means, and if you plan on adding performance modifications, I would suggest buying something else, because it's a waste of money, unless you plan on doing an engine swap of some kind.

The interior is mainly pretty sturdy, and it has held up pretty well, unlike most American made cars. It's not like BMW sturdy, but it doesn't have a plastic look.

Due to being a popular import, replacement parts are easier and less expensive to find, if willing.

With timely regular maintenance, this car will last and last and last, which I can't say the same for many other more expensive cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2004