20th Apr 2004, 16:32
I agree. My 89 Accord LX first put on a front, but then showed its true colors. I also had to replace the CV joints, alternator, several hoses, an A/C compressor that caused my car to stall, and currently possible fuel system problem that prevents my car from idling. I dumped money into the car expecting a sound investment, but it has just been a money pit... preventing me from saving enough to purchase any other vehicle.
29th May 2008, 17:47
Old cars are always going to have flaws, and yes, you will probably have to invest money in them in the long run.. I had to put about $400 into my 89 Accord, but that was only because it couldn't pass smog for this crappy state of California! But after that, it did okay.. I plan on getting a tune up next time I get paid, and will see if anything needs any help.. So I do plan to try and keep it until its life is over..
17th Nov 2009, 19:24
I got my 89 Accord LX with 181k on it for $700, and have put about 280 into it, and it's the best car I've ever had.
19th Jan 2010, 18:14
Well like any other car, it has to be maintained. Honda's usually take a beating better than most cars, but still if someone doesn't look after them, they break down or die like any other car. The trick is to take it to a mechanic before you buy it, and ask the owner for receipts of the maintenance schedule. If they can't produce them for one reason or another, you can probably bet they never looked after it, and the mechanic would probably agree. If you're lucky enough to find one with decent mileage on it AND properly maintained, it's not unusual for these car to get between 400-500,000 kms.