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If you find a good used one, buy it. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 12/19/2011. Trim: 1989 Honda Accord LX sedan, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: Reliability, gas mileage, comfort, style (pop up headlights, classic 80s), it's a Honda. It's incredible how much gas this thing doesn't use. It's better than some of today's cars and it's carbureted and from the 80s. This car is old so you MUST let it idle for a bit after starting up (push the gas pedal in once or twice on a cold start to keep from hurting the starter). It should idle over 2,000RPM's until properly warmed up. Just tap the gas and let it settle and you'll be good to go. Not doing this could hurt in gear idle and overall performance.
Cons: Needs a bit more power, without suffering from fuel consumption (fuel injection). This thing has an unnecessary amount of vacuum lines, which makes tinkering difficult. If you know what you're doing, you can remove the unnecessary ones easily.
Overall review: Averaging 28 city and just under 40 highway. Changed the fuel filters(it has two)/pump, very clean carburetor, K&N air filter, performance radiator and well maintained set of tires. Just remember to use no ethanol fuel if available in your area, especially if you have the carburetor version, as it can help keep the fuel system clean and maintain good MPG's. Just do standard maintenance and it'll last forever. Transmission fluid, power steering, brakes, high mileage oil, tire balance/rotation/alignment, carburetor/fuel system cleaner, K&N recharge (if you don't own a K&N filter, buy one, it's worth it). Just under 300,000 miles and still kicking. Road trips are great too. 650 miles was our most recent one and we only topped off 1 time and still had 3 quarters of a tank left. Plus everything still works. Cruise control, cigarette lighter, AC/heat, power windows and locks.
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Perfect Car. by Josh on 09/10/2011. Trim: 1989 Honda Accord LXi hatchback, Owned 1 year.
Cons: Weak HP in lower trim levels.
Overall review: Amazing car. Lasts FOREVER.
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My little Honda by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/01/2010. Trim: 1989 Honda Accord LX sedan, Owned 2 years.
Pros: I got this car a couple of years ago. it was in great condition when I got it, the guy before me took great care of it and I have kept good care of it. I have taken it on a few long hauls and she never left me stranded. naturally I have had to do a few major repairs cause it is 21 years old and has about 230,000 on it but she keeps on ticking. I think the car looks great inside and out. its a comfortable car I love climbing in and sitting down.
Cons: Honestly not much to write here. its a little underpowered but thats just fine with me. Ive had to replace a few expensive parts but I thinks thats to be expected on any 21 year old car. the air conditioner doesnt work right now and the passenger window is sluggish.
Overall review: Really just a great car. Got me hooked on Honda. I have driven a lot of newer cars and nothing compares to my little Honda. I am always relieved when I drive my Accord again. I can drive for hours and the seat is still comfortable.
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The best bang for the buck. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/24/2009. Trim: 1989 Honda Accord LX sedan, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Duh its a Honda, lol. Boy where do I start? It has been a very reliable car. Only Had to do minimal work. Normal stuff though. I am a single father of three kids and this car fits me and my kids comfortably. I am 6' and I have plenty of leg room. Great gas millage. The car has over 230,xxx mile on it and I still get around 25-27 in town and 30-34 hwy. Not bad for a 20 year old car. Heck thats better than some of the newer cars on the road today. And its carburated.
Cons: A little under powered other than that nothing else i dislike.
Overall review: over alll its a great car it gets me from point a to point b and then some.
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"BEST $500 SPENT YET" by Fred in West Hollywood, FL on 03/23/2005. Trim: 1989 Honda Accord DX coupe, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Since I work as a pizza delivery driver, I need a reliable car for work, and this car is perfect for it. I get about 25-28 mpg, important because gas prices are so high. It starts and runs perfectly, easy for me to maintain any needed work on it, is very comfortable for me, such a huge trunk for a compact car, clutch works very well. Sochiro Honda really outdid himself with this car, it is that good. I have 250k on the odometer, and still going strong.
Cons: Other than the HVAC system not working, I have no complaints.
Overall review: If you need a good car for your needs, than all years of the Honda Accord will fill that need with no trouble at all.
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