1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L 4 cylinder from North America


Extremely reliable family car, but go for the manual trans. if you want more power


The only thing that I needed to do after purchasing my beloved Accord was to recharge the air conditioning system. It had a minor leak that I patched up myself with silicone. Total cost - $190 (Canadian).

Other than that, absolutely NOTHING went wrong!!!

General Comments:

Although I've only had the car for a short time, I have all of the service records from the previous owner, so I know that this is an extremely reliable car!

The ride is very comfortable, the engine is quiet (for a 4 cylinder), the fit and finish is excellent, and the interior design is VERY modern, comparable to most American cars of today.

Japanese cars all the way!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2004

21st Sep 2004, 10:29

I wrote this original review, and would like to update you on what is happening.

My car has just passed 250 000km, and guess what? Still nothing wrong!!! It is absolutely bullet proof. I am very amazed at the reliability of this car! Still has an original motor, transmission, clutch, suspension, and paint. It has some rust bubbles by the rear fender - nothing that I can't do myself. Recently I drove it through 2 feet (600mm) of water due to flooding in our city. The car handled beautifully, without having to replace a single thing!

A few gripes that I have - The handling is nothing like my previous Civic, even with wider tires (I miss that), the cup holders are only big enough for cans or small cups (Big Gulp slur-pees will not fit), and the transmission is clunky (nothing like the smooth short throw shifting of the Civic).

Other than that, it is the best car I've ever owned, and I'll probably drive it until it dies!

1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2 from North America


A generally dependable car


I have had the car for two weeks.

The ugly factory muffler is wearing out (the one with two small pipes), and the left pipe is hanging on by a thread.

The door "pops" whenever you open it, a common problem. Honda will not let you order the part that you need to fix it, rather they make you buy an entire door jam and other countless accessories to go along with it, totaling $600. Not to mention the cost of labor with a fast mechanic, easily being another $400. So I would have to pay $1000 to not have my door pop. Not worth it.

Some pump in the engine has also broke, I can't even remember what it is, probably $50 or so to replace it.

General Comments:

It has been a great car overall, not considering the door situation, which is bull****.

It accelerates nicely, the transmission shifts really hard sometimes even when I don't get on it, sometimes at 4K.

The interior is real nicely laid out. The only problems with the interior is that the headliner is made of some strange plastic rubber crap that is so soft that if you press against it lightly, it leaves a mark forever. Thus, there are tons upon tons of marks on the headliner from the previous owner.

It also gets great gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2004

1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2 SOHC from UK and Ireland


Modest, but reliable


The front two windows roll up very slowly. This is a known problem with Accords in this generation. I had to add silicone lubricant to the window rails and it helps, but in order to maintain the faster response you would have to do it every year.

General Comments:

The car is an average car in many ways, but the reliability of the engine is this car's best mark. I have had no real problems with this engine. I had routine oil changes from 3K to 4K ever since I got the car from my mother at ~50K and it runs strong as it did when I got it.

My only real gripe about this car is the power. Since the LX only comes with 130-135 hp it isn't very fast, but good enough to merge into traffic and commute. If you want a bit more power you go for the V-6 version.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2004