1992 Honda Concerto Reviews

1992 Honda Concerto 1.5i from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5i Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Drives way better than it looks

Faults:

One of the front lights was damaged. Cost way more money than I expected to fix.

Exhaust pipe was rotten the year I bought it. This was fixed easily and rather cheaply.

General Comments:

Excellent car, always runs without a hitch.

It handles very smoothly, good grip in all kinds of weather.

The fuel usage varies; when it's cold the car seems to use more fuel, also on longer trips.

I was amazed that even after 11 years I could drive it at 160 km/h without any trouble. I didn't want to go any faster than that though, because of the engine noise, which really got loud at that speed. I generally cruise at 140-150 km/h, so I have a little power left if necessary, and have no trouble with that with this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2005

1992 Honda Concerto Blaise 1.6i 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6i 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

A Modifiers Dream

Faults:

The Exhaust Back-Box developed a large hole.

The Anti Lock Brakes light stays on constantly, I've had it checked out twice, but nobody knows what the problem is.

General Comments:

This Car is a Modifiers dream. I bought it as a 1.6i 16v running around 130 Brake Horse Power, it's now a 1.8i 16v running around 210 Brake Horse Power. I've Skimmed and Polished the Head, and had it Bored out to a 1.8, I've also had a Stage 1 Chip added to the Programmed Fuel Injection Unit.

It runs 0-60 in around 6 seconds, but only had 130 out of it Top End. I'm thinking of adding a Turbo Unit to it, and getting a new Gear Box fitted as the standard one is very low.

It handles like a dream on 17 inch Alloy's, and the Koni Adjustable Shock Absorber's keep it from leaning around bends.

It's a excellent car with lots of easy way's to make it faster.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2003

4th Oct 2005, 06:34

Cool mate!!! Did you change your gear-box? I want to change mine and put in a close ratio or just a short-shifter. Can you offer any advice or name of a web-site to a fellow concerto owner. Thanks.

29th Oct 2005, 14:00

Hello I'm impressed I have an Honda concerto 1.6 16i and I have searched for people that modified the car, but nothing till now, what is the average speed you can get now? and I noticed that are a lot of complaints about the cornering have you changed anything??

Best regards Bruno.

11th Dec 2008, 14:00

I have been reading the comments left about modding the Concerto. And was hoping someone would be able to tell me if there is much to do with a twin carb version? I already have a CDA carbon fiber air filter with forced air pipe off front bumper, and also a straight through exhaust with 5" rage bake box, which sounds spot on. It's also been dropped 40mm on g-max springs and shocks with 16/205/45 rims. Thanks for reading this lot and hope you can help.

1992 Honda Concerto LX 1.6 petrol from Belgium

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance217000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A joy to drive everyday

Faults:

I've had some problems with the lock on the passenger side. The cam-belt broke.

Leakage of water in the boot.

It's allready the third exhaust pipe I've had to install.

When I was on a holiday the engine started to burn oil. Then when I was back at home, the problem disappearred after about 2000 kilometres.

General Comments:

I always liked the road holding en aggressive cornering of the car. I've lowered the car 35 mm.

When it's dry it sticks to the road, but when it's wet you've got to have good tires 'cause if not you will have traction problems a lot!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2002

31st Jul 2012, 09:10

I had persistent rain ingress on the right side boot - solved! Where the indicator yellow lens is, between that and the curve in the body, there is a rubber seal. Put clear silicone above the top of the seal; problem solved. All dry now, the other side always stayed dry. Hope this helps!

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 7 reviews