1992 Honda Concerto Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1992 Honda Concerto 1.6i-16 valve from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6i-16 valve Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired28500 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Maestro

Summary:

A reliable, powerful family car

Faults:

Front driver's window sometimes gets stuck.

General Comments:

A good all round performer. Quick yet roomy. A very good car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2000

1992 Honda Concerto 1.5i petrol from Germany

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5i petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired101000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres

Summary:

A reliable roomy sporty car

Faults:

Brake light bulb, exhaust got a hole, halfshaft sleeves cracked.

General Comments:

Much room, nevertheless sporty, nice to drive for longer distances just like short city rides. A very reliable car with good technics.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2000

1992 Honda Concerto 1.6i 16v from France

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6i 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

Reliable family car with a bit of punch for Dad

Faults:

Overall, the quality of the vehicle is quite high. It does have a few mysteries, however. The front brakes make a horrible grinding noise when the vehicle is driven below sea level, and when the car's sat unused for a few days, the ABS pump makes a deafening rattling noise as it brings the brake system back up to pressure. When the car is unlocked, the electric locking system makes sounds as if it is working, though the doors remain unlocked. I've had these problems checked, but the mechanics only shrug. I had the entire car checked last month and nothing wrong was found.

General Comments:

Good car. Easy to drive, holds the road well, and has plenty of horses under the hood to get places quickly. It is definitely a family car. The 130hp engine gets you over 100 mph, a must for the French autoroutes, but the car is very roomy, made to hold people and their belongings. I'm giving a 5 for comfort because the back seat is extremely hard, and my wife, who rides in back with my son, complains about having a sore back after long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2000

29th Sep 2006, 09:32

I wrote this review. I had to sell the car for various reasons. First, I was spending thousands of Euros a year trying to get the brakes fixed. I went to at least five different Honda garages and three Midas garages, but no one could repair the brakes. The front brakes kept grinding, and often I had trouble stopping the car. It was dangerous and scary. Then during a yearly revision, a new mechanic looked at my car and replaced a small valve in one of the back brakes, and the grinding stopped. Cost: about €2 for the part and €50 for the labor to install it! I immediately started looking for a new car. Other things were happening: parts were disappearing from the engine, the idle kept changing, etc. The car was probably good, but Honda's after-sale service is expensive and bad.

1992 Honda Concerto 1.6i (121bhp) petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.6i (121bhp) petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Blown brake light blub, rubber gaiter worn on front driverside.

General Comments:

Excellent car, will certainly buy another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

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