22nd Aug 2008, 18:22
Also have 1994 Honda Accord EX, 280,000 km.
Last couple years have only really being doing oil changes.
Mr. Lube bugs me every time I go in to do Transmission Service. My friend suggests I don't mess with the Transmission if it is running fine.
What would people recommend? Wait till I have a problem, or I should be doing this service every year or so on an old car?
Also - like others have the rusting problem. I never kept it rust proofed - was wandering if there is any value to now Rust-Proof a 14 year old car to keep it for a few extra years - or just waste of money?
Thanks - appreciate any input.
20th Feb 2009, 19:07
I also have a 94 Accord LX with almost 200,000 miles on it, 5 speed, 4 cylinder.
Only problem I have is that the car blows a puff of smoke when first started, but strangely enough, it doesn't use any oil between changes. I've even noticed a faint burning oil smell after the car has been driven for some time, but again, no oil usage. I think maybe a tiny amount of oil may be leaking from the valve cover gasket, but not enough to make a difference on the dipstick.
The exhaust tip has rusted off of the muffler, making it kind of loud, so a muffler replacement is due.
No rust in the quarter panels or anywhere else for that matter (it's a southern car) but I have noticed that parts of the paint (roof, hood, trunk) are not as shiny as other parts of the car. Thinking maybe a good polish might help. Otherwise, it's been a reliable (if unexciting) go-anywhere car.
28th Jul 2009, 20:42
I have an Accord 94 EX manual trans with 185.000 miles. The engine is super strong, I love it, but it wears the front rotors uneven, causing the steering wheel to shake when braking. Changing the rotors is very difficult, and you need a press to get them out. That happens every 30.000 miles.
The exhaust got loose and it makes a loud vibrating noise every time I hit the gas.
The power door lock actuator started failing at 179.000 miles.
Any suggestions with the brake problem? It is annoying to have this problem so often. And someone else had the same problem with the door locks? I like working on my car by myself, any suggestions?
Ahhh about the rust, it happened to my car, but it is not noticeable at all.
The ABS actuator failed and the repair is too expensive; it will be OK without it.
Wheel came off? Some thing had to be wrong.
In general it is a very reliable car, all problems are not going to stop the car from working even if you do not fix them (but will eventually). Will buy a 2007 V6 Accord.
21st Apr 2010, 17:19
I have a 95 V6 Accord, with 196,000 miles. Engine is very strong, Auto tranny still shifting very nice. The only thing I don't like is the real rust over the wheel.
17th May 2010, 13:17
May 17th, 2010.
I have 2003 Honda Accord; it's running fine, but it's getting bubbling on the hood, and I think when bubbles break, there will be rust underneath. I have bought this car two years ago; I don't know if there was rust before. What should I do to fix this rust problem?
14th Feb 2012, 03:14
We have a 1994 Honda Accord DX, bought brand new.
At 85K, I drove it 110mph from LA to Sacramento, then had to replace an engine mount.
Otherwise, now at 17 years in, we've only had to replace wear out items like tires, batteries, some wiring. A steering issue is the only other thing it's ever required.
Repairs likely have cost about $900 since purchased new! I can't imagine other cars doing as well, especially American made.
I have a Chevy also that I've put $2,500 into in just 5 years (purchased new). We only wish we could buy a new Accord since they are so nice now. I'm very impressed though that a new one, 17 years down the line, is only $6K more than I paid for this one. Thank you Honda for our "old Betsie"!