1995 Honda Accord LS 2.0i from North America
Cheap for a first car, but get rid of it soon!
The drivers side window regulator destroyed itself one morning. There was no evidence leading up to it either. While putting up the window (they are electric) the back end suddenly started rising while the front part of the window dropped. Took off the door panel and all the metal supporting the window was destroyed and completely unrepairable.
The passengers interior door handle broke off one day, a small problem, but a very distressing one as there is no way out of that door now.
Drivers side door sensor went one day and I have gone through 3 of them the past 2 months. Checked clearance from the sensor to the door and is within allowable limits.
Overall it's not a bad car, just don't want to stick around and see what happens later with it.
It's not very quick, but it'll cruise on the highway and a single gear down-shift is sufficient for overtaking, unless your on a 2 lane road.
Seats are nice for short trips. After you hit the 2 hour mark you start getting sore and loose feeling in your back... it's that bad!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st June, 2007
21st Jun 2007, 22:42
I inherited one of these cars, a '94 to be exact with 200,000 miles when I was 18 years old. I never had any problems at all. We replaced the timing belt and hydraulic clutch pumps, tires, etc. (We keep our cars reliable: not crap like some people do). I drove that thing like crazy, ie 90 degree turns on dry pavement with the e brake on, got it stuck in a 3 foot hole in a gravel road and drove it out eventually, I usually drove it over 85 miles per hour. Just a few months after I turned 20 I found a deal on a newer Civic and could not pass it up. I traded my little gold car with 258,000 miles and it ran perfect still. A few days earlier I had hit 110 miles per hour on the Minnesota and Wisconsin boarder and did it for a full mile. Nothing happened to the engine like many other cars might have had problems. This car had its original clutch, etc and gave us good service. Obviously you live in California or something where a car probably belongs to hundreds of people in Bakersfield because it is stolen every other night. Well that is not Honda's fault, but your own.
22nd Jun 2007, 08:25
The power window broke, an annoying light that says your door is open and the passengers door handle? how is the head gasket, ball joints suspension brakes, does it burn any oil, have you replaced the radiator? a comment like get rid of it soon implies that you are having expensive mechanical problems, that's what I was expecting to read. maybe you will have better luck with a VW or dodge. Better yet you should have bought a 95 grand am, you would only be on your second engine and tranny. Nobody said honda builds perfect vehicles that require no maintenance for 200,000 miles. I think 12 years and 133k is good for a power window, do your research on other cars and thank your lucky stars you went with an accord.