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


A reliable and (very) fast Japanese sedan!


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


A little limousine!!!


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


A reliable family well equipped hatch!


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