1990 Honda Concerto Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1990 Honda Concerto 1.6i-16 1.6 DOHC 16v from Portugal

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 kilometres
Most recent distance206000 kilometres

Summary:

A reliable and (very) fast Japanese sedan!

Faults:

Few things have gone wrong with this car, considering its age and kilometers. Just some parts related with front wheels transmission and suspension.

The air/admission controller had a small problem that made the car running at 1500 rpm during a minute or so, after runing above 3000 rpm.

General Comments:

Probably the best family/sports car ever made at that time. Honestly, until 1994, I have never seen any car that, at the same time, offered not only the room for 5 adults and and quite a big "what's it called?" (the back space for luggage, sorry, I'm Portuguese), a high level of standard equipment: air conditioned, power steering, electrics locks, electric sun roof and mirrors, disc brakes all-round, etc.. as well as terific performances.. My car still makes 0-100km/h in less than 9 sec, with an amazing feeling most cars still don't have today.. up to 7200rpm, when it cuts.. Top speed, I've never been interested on that, even tough, 210 km/h is enough? =)

Besides it's low and well built chassis turns it easy to drive, safe and racing. As someone said, it literally glues to the ground, and it isn't too under steering as most front wheel drive cars... You just have to be determined when you enter a corner, take of your foot a bit from the right pedal, and it'll compensate with the rear.. Fabulous!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2002

4th Jun 2005, 11:23

Please can anybody tell what to do about ALB lights for Honda concerto I don't know what it means.

Other than that I am enjoying the car considering the age.

Send your suggestion via ideleuwa@yahoo.com.

Thank you.

18th Oct 2005, 10:36

ALB on Honda Concerto is a smooth ABS ;)

1990 Honda Concerto JXi 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired161000 kilometres
Most recent distance168000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A little limousine!!!

Faults:

So far, nothing has gone wrong. I find that the volume of the indicators is too low and I can't hear it going. I also need to change the radio as it does not pick up FM in Australia. It is a National radio and was fitted to the Japanese model.

General Comments:

I'm very happy with the car except for the points mentioned above. Can anyone suggest any remedies?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2002

25th Sep 2002, 21:44

Hi...I changed my stereo to a aftermarket one at a Hi-Fi store (try JB Hi-Fi, etc)...heaps better!

I would also recommend changing the speakers... will greatly improve the overall audio quality.

1990 Honda Concerto EX 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Ambassador

Summary:

A reliable family well equipped hatch!

Faults:

2 new windscreens from stone chips.

Complete new rear ABS callipers.

2 sets of rear discs and pads.

Welding to the front suspension.

Broken driver's electric window.

Numerous exhausts and various other faults.

ABS system is not working properly at the moment.

Apart from that it has been very reliable and has never broken down - since it has not been serviced - only yearly oil changes etc.

General Comments:

Much better equipped than the Rover 200 (based on the Concerto) with full electrics, ABS etc...

Very refined engine which performs superbly.

Rear seats are not very comfortable though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2000

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 6 reviews