1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L NA from North America
Money well spent!
- Transmission was slipping gears... that was replaced within a few months.
- Valve cover gasket was replaced 3 times in total.
- Nothing beyond normal maintenance (brakes, rotors, tires, air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs).
- Beware of cheap tires; you can't blame the car manufacturer if you put on the wrong type of tires for your driving style/conditions. I highly recommend Falken Ziex 912+ high performance tires. I have these on my car currently, and those tires have lasted me around 6 years of aggressive driving in all conditions (snow, rain, dry/wet).
While you won't win any speed awards, you can earn yourself a lot of speeding tickets because this car in the 5-speed manual VTEC or non-VTEC is pretty peppy. In fact I own an Acura TSX as well, and I prefer the way my old Honda drives.
Of course Honda locks and windows have problems, but those I can live with. Being stranded on the roadside due to reliability issues, I cannot, so this is why I am a proud owner of one of the best overall cars on the road!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th July, 2014