28th Jul 2006, 00:53
I am also an owner of a 1990 Accord EX-R, and though it does not have as much power as my previous car (Buick 3.3L), I am satisfied with what this car has to offer, and also satisfied performance wise. I could not help myself reading the mileage on your car, and it is only fair to do some repairs on a 11, to 15 year old car. To be fair, did you not drive this car over 70 000 km??? And another thing, it has 2.2L engine, not a 2.0, good luck with your next car :).
6th Jun 2007, 14:18
Well, you didn't buy a TANK! Come on, over 200,000 miles?? You can't get that on over 80% of the American manufactured cars. So when did you expect the Honda to completely die, half a million? You are a miracle!
17th Jun 2007, 16:31
Well I was readig all of the reviews. after only seeing this one I decided that there was only one car that was maybe a lemon. I bought from a dealer and they said it was a good car. two weeks of ownership it burns so much oil that sometimes you cannot see out of the back window. they tried to tell me off when I went to return it. so I threatened to take them to small claims court. now they want to exchange a car for me. won't give me my money back. but I am waiting till I find a good car.
21st Jul 2007, 00:45
I have owned our 1990 Accord EX-R from the day we bought it new out of the showroom. It's been extremely reliable.
It took ten years for me to require my first, and so far only, brake job. I credit that to having a manual transmission. I've replaced one headlight bulb and a taillight. I'm on my second set of tires.
We just returned from a driving holiday in the Canadian Rockies. The Honda performed perfectly. It was incredibly hot so the air conditioner received a good workout.
This car still gets many compliments. I won't be replacing it in the immediate future.
10th May 2008, 11:05
I live in the USA and own a 1990 Accord EX, which is like the Canadian EX-R, sunroof, aluminum wheels, extra HP etc.
The car now has 378,000 miles on it. In addition to normal repairs ie. brakes / exhaust / ignition system / timing belt / suspension / weather strips, I have replaced the following parts: radiator 2x, distributor 2x, a/c condenser, blower motor, control knob, hood release, door latch ($500), stereo system, fuel line, and power antenna.
The car has rusted badly and has a knack for sustaining windshield damage such as cracks and chips. I have replaced it many times and it's cracked again now?
I have enjoyed the car a lot, but the repair costs seem very high when needed, looking back I don't know if it was worth it, possibly a lemon, certainly no bargain.
20th Jul 2008, 01:44
I have the same problems- I bought mine for 1200, 2 month later, the alternator and battery need to be replace, ONE MONTH after that the transmission, and timing belt go.. what a waste of money!
5th Jan 2009, 21:40
Hi I have had 2 Accords. A 1991 EX auto with 280,000km, no problems, only had to replace the battery on it, and sold it to buy 1990 EXR 5-speed with 300,000km.
I read what you all are saying, and most of it is normal wear AKA brakes, t-belts, which are due at every 96,000km or so, and etc so with proper maintenance on these, they're great cars, for what they're worth.
5th Jul 2009, 11:40
"radiator 2x, distributor 2x, a/c condenser, blower motor, control knob, hood release, door latch ($500), stereo system, fuel line, and power antenna."
In *** 378,000 *** miles, those ARE normal maintenance items. Sheesh.
Give me a break.
One thing to watch on all older Hondas: at 100,000 miles, disassemble the ignition switch and clean the contacts - otherwise corrosion will cause the contacts to overheat and melt the switch body, changing its dimensions, causing the contacts to separate and interrupting the ignition circuit (car dies). Happened to me twice.
Get familiar with "pick and pull" salvage yards.
21st Apr 2010, 21:15
Thank you for this information, I'm about to buy my parent's 1990 Honda, and I was concerned about this switch. I already know I have to replace the brakes I expect the normal maintenance. I will try cleaning the ignition switch before purchasing one and see if that works =)