1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2 from North America
Wish I'd bought a different one!
So far replaced: radiator, rear brakes (pads, calipers, and rotors) heat shield, starter.
Other things include: ABS system flush, bled brake lines multiple times from brakes "freezing".
I've had non stop problems with this car. It's one thing after another!
First day I owned it, I had the radiator replaced, it was rotten!!
I'm sure the previous owner didn't take care of it. I'm sure Hondas are reliable cars, I just got a bad one!
Rear brakes would not work properly; caused me to drift at long stop lights. Had the lines bled, which didn't help, we suspected it may be the master cylinder, but new pads, calipers, and rotors, and bled the lines another 2 times seemed to help.
Now I'm having problems with CV joints...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd August, 2010
4th Aug 2010, 12:40
I'm sure had you had the car inspected prior to purchasing it, your mechanic would have determined that it would have needed those parts replaced. The car you bought is 15 years old. Some people make me laugh (not in a good way). They purchase an old or high mileage car and expect to have no issues or repairs.
4th Aug 2010, 14:35
I thought all Honda's were bulletproof?? Foreign cars are no better than domestic's, especially with age...
4th Aug 2010, 17:20
Very true. And now not only are Ford and GM rated higher in build quality than Honda and Toyota, but they are also outselling them. July sales figures show GM in no. 1 position, Ford in no. 2 and Toyota and Honda below them, and falling faster than Toyotas with stuck accelerators!!
10th Aug 2010, 18:12
Honda's latest batch of recalls pushes the yearly total recalls for Honda well into the millions now. Since all the Toyota/Honda recalls are major safety issues (Japanese car makers don't do recalls unless forced to by law) the picture is not looking good for Honda either. It's no wonder the latest Initial Quality Survey has dropped Honda to 6th place (below Ford). One of my friends went car shopping this past weekend. He was looking at a Toyota, but when I showed him all the recall/lawsuit stories he opted to buy a safe and reliable Ford. We stopped buying Japanese long ago and have never regretted it.