14th Jun 2004, 11:07
They said, "I wouldn't think twice about buying this car again" They mean, if they had the opportunity to buy this car again, they would not hesitate, and would do it again in a heart beat.
6th Sep 2004, 07:15
I purchased my 10th anniversary edition Accord in December of 2002 with 89,247 miles on it. It has had a lot of money dropped into it. I have replaced all 4 motor mounts. the distributor, and other common maintenance things such as the brakes, the exhaust system etc. I have the automatic transmission which I'm fairly sure came standard with the model. It has never been replaced, but I will be getting it flushed soon because it lags when I switch gears. It will actually pop into gear after about 2 seconds when switching to drive and 3 seconds when switching to reverse. Although I could blow the transmission with the flush, this model has a history of holding up well to the treatment. It really runs well, but I too have noticed a decrease in hp since I purchased the car and hit 100,000 miles. I was involved in an accident in November of 2003 in which I was parked and got slapped in the right rear quarter by a 1993 Ford F-150 XLT that lost control during a brake stand. it spun my little car around and caused $3000 worth of damage. I have a new quarter and bumper. my trunk now leaks uncontrollably no matter how often I get it fixed. Next time I'm buying a Volkswagen or when I win the lottery a Wrx.
7th Oct 2005, 04:34
I bought my 93 Accord SE with 167K miles on it for $4,000 in 2003 (two years ago,) have already put almost $3,000 into it and the cost is still climbing. So far it's been a half axle for the CV joint, tune up with wires, pan gasket, brakes and rotors, valve cover gasket, distributor o-ring, timing belt, complete exhaust including catalytic converter, other belts, water pump and a few other seals. It's leaking again and this time I'm told it's the timing belt cover... and by the way, the pan gasket looks bad again and the bolts were not very tight. Oh and that timing belt cover? It was suggested the belt should be replaced again, at a cost of $500, since it's probably now saturated with oil and could become faulty very soon. I thought I would put some extra money into this aging senior citizen of a car and give it a few extra years, but I didn't think it would take THAT much money. Maybe it's not the car, maybe it's the shoddy work and/or reputation of my mechanic. I just can't see replacing a timing belt after 2 years. Whatever went wrong should have been taken care of 2 years ago. It's too bad because I really like this car... it's great on gas mileage and is comfortable to drive.
19th Mar 2008, 11:14
I traded my 2004 Ford Explorer for this car, and it's great on gas.
I haven't had any major problems with it yet besides my alternator going out on me.
I also run 4 white neons underneath and have a huge stero system (2 amps- 2 15"speakers)!
I added a body kit, duel cat's, coil over kit and a paint job! Looks great and runs great!
I really want to upgrade as much of the engine as possible. So far I've only added a cold air intake and performed my regular maintenance.
I do feel a slip in the transmission going from second to third, but I was told it was time for a new timing belt. I don't know if that's the reason it feels like that, but like I said, it's a great car!
My first car ever owned was a 83 Acura Integra (Honda motor) then a Toyota Corolla (Japanese), 93 Acura Legend (Honda motor), and then the Ford. I won't ever buy an American car again!! ALWAYS DO BUSINESS WITH HONDA!!!
20th Mar 2008, 21:02
11:14 I too went from many Accords, an Integra, Legends and then they went downhill. Keep your old ones do not buy newer take it from me. The new Hondas have been poor and we went to new GM's.
15th Jun 2008, 19:17
Well I love my Honda Accord 10th Anniversary Edition!!! It's a very good car. It's good on gas and everything.
Even though it is very expensive replacing some of the parts on it, I still love it!!!
8th Jul 2010, 19:19
My 17-year-old is in the market for her first car. We've seen a 1993 Honda Accord 10th Anniversary Edition at a local used car lot. It seems to be in good condition, looks wise, inside and out. It's got over 213,000 miles on it though. The dealer said the engine has been rebuilt and the timing belt changed at the same time. It's around what she wanted to spend. What'd you think?
9th Jul 2010, 10:38
If the engine really has been rebuilt, then you can expect at least another 213,000 miles out of it. I'd say even more based on my experiences with Honda's (all of mine made over 250,000 easy, and most went over 300,000 without any serious issues).
One thing to watch out for is rust. Check to see if there is any serious rust underneath the car. A common area for Honda's to rust is along the rear fenders as well. I never had that issue either, but I waxed my car's yearly.
Also, it all depends on how much the car costs. This dealer may be asking too much. A good way to find out is to check out Kelly Blue Book. Just enter the year, make and model of the car, its mileage and options on the "Suggested Retail Value" section. I even did a search on there myself based on the relative info. you've given here. The car shouldn't cost much more than $3,185.
Like I said, my experiences with Honda's in general has been excellent. I've never had any real serious issues with ANY of my Honda's before the 250K mile mark (the biggest repair I ever had on a Honda was a set of of new CV joints, and that was after 250,000 miles like I stated above). If the car is the right price and is in good condition, I'd recommend buying it.
24th Aug 2010, 00:56
I was looking for a late model Accord (2005 to 2007) when I stumbled across an ad for the 1993 10th Anniversay Edition Accord on Craigslist. It was sitting on a used car lot, but had been owned by an 85 year old lady who wasn't able to pass her last driver's test. I checked it out, drove it, and bought it immediately. I don't think I've ever purchased something that quickly, but I knew it was a great deal.
Although I was initially reluctant to buy a 17 year old car, this one was in exceptional shape. It only had 85k miles, and I had pages and pages of detailed service records from the local Honda dealer where it had always been serviced. I've only had it for a few days, but it handles very well, sips gas, and has a lot of pep for a 4 cyclinder.
I'm so glad I bought this car. Years ago, I had owned a 1996 Accord EX, which I sold after 5 years and 108,000 miles. I've always regretted doing that, because I'm sure I could have driven it for another 100,000 miles easily.
6th Nov 2010, 21:24
Just bought an Anniversary Edition (1993) that needs some body work. Am excited about it, since I've had a couple of Accords in years past, and haven't ever had problems!
26th Aug 2011, 15:50
I purchased a 1993 Honda Accord 10th anniversary, and now I want to change the speakers out. I've looked everywhere, and can't find the speaker specs for this particular car, any help?
25th Oct 2011, 05:17
I'm going through this now. You have to get the door panel off enough to get the speaker in. At this point the old speaker (driver side) is out, and after 18 years, it has deteriorated badly (the outer rubber has dried out and is disintegrating).
The door speakers are 6 1/2" and are attached with three screws to a plastic housing, which attaches with four screws to the speaker hole in the door. My aftermarket speakers are too big to fit this housing. The outside of the speaker outside is too small to fit the hole in the door.
I've removed the housing, and am considering whether to "mod" the housing by cutting off the back plastic, so that my deeper speaker and larger magnet will fit through. Naturally, no one told me about this housing. Perhaps, I may be able to use a trim ring of some kind -- the outside screws of the housing aren't equally spaced, though.
The speakers also use a special connector -- thanks to Honda. I'll likely remove the connector from the old speaker (by twisting or cutting it off) and connect wires and correct female spade connectors to that (noting polarity, and indicating that with a magic marker) -- then, I won't have to cut off the connector.