1995 Honda Accord LS 2.0i petrol from UK and Ireland
The best older family saloon around
Just a few minor electrical gremlins: the cruise control and front driver's side electric window don't work, and the rear right-hand brake light, despite having a new bulb, refuses to work.
I guess that's what happens when you build a Honda in the UK as the '93-'98 Accords and its sister car the Rover 600 were.
Other than the electrics, an absolutely faultless car.
It drives superbly - well, like a new car, which is a testament to the durability of Hondas. Grip, traction and handling are superb, even in low-grip situations - though at times it likes to understeer and wallow.
The interior is roomy and comfortable, and much nicer than that any of its mid-sized rivals. The dashboard is well laid out and well built though someone at some time in its life has added some ghastly cheap plastic "wood" trim to it.
Performance is pretty good from the 131 bhp engine, which might not sound much, but it's quite a lot lighter than the latest crop of mid-sized saloons - its 0-60 time is 9.2 seconds, faster than most modern 2.0 saloons.
Specification for the LS model (I think it was mid-range at the time) is very good, with ABS, electric heated mirrors, electric windows all round, electric tilt/slide sunroof, cruise control, electric radio aerial, electrically height adjustable driver's seat, and 6 speakers - not bad for an almost 10-year old car.
The bodywork has survived almost 10 years of central Scottish life without any rust - I hope it, and the rest of the car survive another 10 years in the Highlands...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd February, 2004
21st Jun 2004, 12:58
I am a 66 year old widow on a fixed income. When I bought my 1995 Honda, I expected to have it forever from all the good reports I had heard about the car. I am so discouraged and disappointed in my car. I have loved the comfort of the car and about 6 months into owning my car I started having problems and two recalls on it. I have had it towed 6 times because it stopped on me and just about everything on the car survey list I just read, plus more, has happened to me and my car. I could have paid for two cars for the money I have put into this car. I have two friends with 1996 Honda's and they haven't had even one third the problems I have with my 1995. Today I am just so unhappy and discouraged, that I had to vent. Will I buy another Honda? I don't know. I am afraid to take the chance. I am taking it in to the dealer tomorrow to see what is wrong with the gas gauger, the mileage gauger, and the lights on the dash board not working. Also, the car is stalling at the lights and takes two or three times to get it to turn over.