1989 Honda Ascot FBX-I F20a from Australia and New Zealand
Solid work horse that doesn't complain
Radiator top tank cracked - new radiator $240.
Break lines perished.
Steering rack boot perished.
Driver's inner door handle broke.
I bought this car two years ago for the purpose of the years as it was financially appropriate. And I still have her! The Ascot has proved reliable with normal wear and tear, although always getting me where I need to be.
The body has a few little rust patches starting, but otherwise good.
Engine and transmission are solid, although if looking at an automatic Honda, check the ATF service history as I have had bad experiences previously due to other owners' neglect.
Fuel economy is fairly good, reliability excellent for its age and the KMs travelled. Performance is OK - more open road touring ability over outright pickup.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st April, 2016