25th Feb 2002, 22:06
Someone must have been brought up on the farm using old Chevy and Ford trucks to haul things in. Honda is one of the top vehicle manufacturers of the world. With one of the top selling cars in Japan, Europe, and in the United States as well, Honda proves its name to be trustworthy. I have a 1993 Honda Accord EX Coupe, stick shift, stock. I dare any stock Chevette, Celebrity, whatever to get beside me thinkin that Honda is unreliable. It is obvious that you don't know how to drive a foreign car. I'm just glad to hear you at least knew how to steer properly with such sensitive steering the Accord has, so that you didn't wreck and damage such a fine ride. I have had my Accord for over a year now and through all the seasons it seems to be a great car, and I haven't had maintenence done to it once. Except adding a few mods to it.
29th Dec 2004, 15:08
I don't know why you think so highly of Chevy's, in my experience they are highly unreliable cars that constantly break down. My honda accord is a great car, the few repairs we've had to make on it were minor and not too costly. Any car with over 100,000 miles on it is going to have some problems so I'm not sure why you're complaining about that. Maybe if you didn't abuse your cars and race them, they would be more reliable. It's not uncommon for people who do street racing to burn up their motors and drop their tranny's, consumer cars aren't meant to be treated that way. You admitted yourself you abused your accord, don't blame the manufacture, blame the owner.
13th Jun 2007, 18:27
Just to let Honda people know YES Honda's are not perfect by any means!!! For just the 92 Honda Accord - 2 major recalls; first on the distributor failing, causing the car to stop running, and second, the seat belts that they installed were not up to the governments safety guidelines, and were coming apart in accidents (took them 2 years to recall them!)
Also, just for this one model, there are 91 Technical Service Bulletins for known problems. Other years and models are similar.
Put the American car builders on the same labor benefits as the foreign car manufacturers (Why are the labor unions letting the foreign car companies get away with it?), that are putting together their cars in this country (while actually manufacturing them elsewhere) to avoid the import tax. GM & Ford would see the extra revenue going into the new cars to make them even better then their foreign counterparts as it was before. (Much of the technology for todays cars were developed in this country and then taken by the foreign manufacturers).
14th Jun 2007, 15:35
Honda and Toyota also design some cars here in the US, so to take their business away is redundant to saving the American Economy. Please look at it in the 21st century worldview, and not the industrial revolution eye!
20th Sep 2007, 20:08
I own a 92 Accord and sure it`s not perfect, but none-the-less, I just love my car.
I paid $500.00 for it, and replaced the engine with a 93 motor, and it runs better than when I bought it. I still have a ways to go before it gets to the way I want it to run. I say this even after I have invested about $3,000.00 into it.
It does not burn gas or oil, and these days that is a very big deal. I`ll take a foreign car any day over the now copy-cat American cars.
29th Oct 2007, 23:14
Honda are one of the most reliable car manufacturers in the world and have proven their reputation well. I have a 1993 Honda Accord with 2.2 VTEC and believe me my Honda has outrun many bigger engine cars on the stop lights and even on the highway, so I dare any Chevy Celebrity on the stop lights. I think your car must be a lemon car.
25th Jan 2008, 22:02
Original poster here to set the record straight. Let's see here, how is a 1993 Honda Accord with a 2.2 Liter Wimpy Vtec 130 HP 160 LB/FT of torque going to beat a 1990 Chevy Celebrity with 135 HP and 185 LB/FT of torque? The cars weigh about the same, the Chevy may be even a bit lighter. The answer is, the Honda doesn't stand a chance. This was my car (93 Accord), and I tried it. Oh let me guess, maybe the VTEC didn't kick in?
Even with a manual, you'd lose. And even the old 2.5 Liter 4-cyl in the Celebrity back in the 80's was far more reliable than Honda's motors, although I will admit that engine was deathly slow.
Just because it says VTEC under the hood, Honda owners think they've really got something. I traded this 93 Honda off 4 years ago (thankfully) for a 1996 Oldsmobile Delta 88 LSS and have never been happier. More power, better gas mileage, no problems.
And BTW, this 1993 Accord bit the dust at 166,000 miles. I ran into the guy who bought it at the grocery store, and he was disgusted with it from day one. Head finally cracked and wrecked the motor. One of many Hondas that never lived up to its hype.
19th Feb 2009, 00:59
In response to original posters comment:
So you think the Chevy Celebrity is a better car because it can beat a Honda Accord in a stoplight drag race... who cares!! If you really want a fast car... then buy a fast car because neither of these are fast cars. But, if you want a reliable car, buy a Honda.
I have owned two Honda Accords, and have put over a 150,000 miles on between the two of them, and all I've ever had to do was get regular scheduled tune ups and change the oil. OK, so once in a while someone gets a lemon Honda, but when you consider this model as a whole, they are much better quality than any model of Chevy ever hoped to be.
4th Nov 2009, 19:07
^^^^ you my friend are correct, the original engine in a 90-93 Accord (CB7) was indeed an F22. The engine the other guy was referring to that was 2.2 with VTEC was an H22. It may not be the fastest car, but it's more than what you need to drive daily. When putting two cars up against each other, you need to look at every single aspect. It's not even worth it, there are too many factors involved. Honda makes good reliable cars, point blank. They may not be the ONLY reliable car, but they were and still are as reliable as they were back then. Maybe even more so.
29th Mar 2011, 04:37
I have a 1993 Honda Accord LX automatic 4-cyl. in my driveway as I am typing this very message.
My dad bought the car brand new off the lot in '93. Was our family/work/roadtrip car ever since. In '07 my dad passed the car on to me, and I have been driving it since, not any problems what-so-ever, aside from the basic upkeep. It wasn't perfect, and had some problems over the years, but like I said, nothing major, it wasn't out of commission for anything.
Anywho, nonetheless my point being is this car has given my family many memories for the last 19 years, and will continue to take me where I need to go with its 280,000 miles on it (check engine light isn't even on, also drove to Cali and back with it last summer, which equaled to 1570 miles roundtrip, and it didn't even break a sweat!) And I am guessing it is not just luck, I still see older Honda's on the road constantly, they are amazing cars, and I will definitely be purchasing another when the day comes!
13th Sep 2011, 18:26
I agree! I'm from Portugal and I've always loved Japanese cars! They have great design, performance and reliability! And they are really cheap! Definitely a bang for your buck! ;)