If you're going to complain about your improperly maintained car (yes, it has been improperly maintained, that is the only time I have ever seen Hondas with problems) at least take the time to learn a little bit about it.
The engine in 3rd generation Accords (1986-1989) was a 2.0 litre 12 valve I-4. In the DX and LX versions, the engine had a single 2-barrel carburetor, while the LX-i had a Programmed Multi-Port Fuel Injection system. At the time the 3rd gen Accords were being built, Honda did not have a 2.5 litre 4 cylinder engine in production in the US.
I've had a 1989 Accord 16v for about a year and I think Honda has never made a better car, this car is faster then most sport saloons. Buy this car quick because the value is gonna go up on these very soon.
I am looking for another one for myself, believe this car is fast, it really is a motorway car, 149mph, easy lick SRi and GSi's and if somebody takes ya, just spend a few hundred pounds and give it to Blitzs or HKS or 3rd Accord, and you will leave a Scooby for dust.
I have an 88 Honda accord with minor modifications, such as the intake, headers, and catback exhaust. When I hit the highway, I have that thing flying at 135mph with no problem. For all the patriots, I do this everyday, and I still have no problems with the car. Just do your routine maintenance, and you should have no problems.
I Have my Honda Accord 1988 2dr for more than two years (now we are 2006) and I never spent a cent on it, except oil changing and gas, good gas mileage, fast soft car, sporty and yes its batter then American cars.
I Have a 1988 Accord 2Dr...the dream car, best ever I had. but I did a bad chois by parking it and I have now a 2002 Mazda Mini Van, no way man... the old Honda is the best, and the best part is the 8L for every 100km, my new minivan 14L for 100km, suck.
I also owned a Honda Accord and it too was the worst car ever. To the commented that the vehicle was not maintained properly. How would you maintain an alternator or regulator? It seems there is an obsession with this man leaving this same comment against anyone leaving a negative comment about a Honda. I also had many of the same problems and many more. Being a mechanic, I think I maintained my vehicles very well and didn't have the extra cost of labor. Here are some additional problems that went wrong: CV Joints, Fuel intake (Recall was issued on this issue and replaced with a cheap repair kit), Seat belts also recall, but used a different color belt to replace it that wouldn't match others. Air Conditioning, fuel pump, starter, major rust, radiator, etc, etc.