This 95' Accord EX automatic is simply amazing. With only 130k, the engine (f22b1 VTEC) pushes like itz at 40k. Transmission be slipping, but futher review of the fluid whoever owned it previously did not follow the manual and keep Honda's ATF z1 fluid (which is the only fluid you can put in a honda transmisson for it to act properly) (not any at yor local auto store). After fixing that problem, and dropping about $1200 into some much need tuning (rotors, calipers, drive axles, water pump, starter, alternator, sensors, radiator and battery), it was totally a brand new car running smooth like it was built today.
Greatest Features of this vechile are handling(turning is really smooth), acceleration(for a SOHC[single head cam] it gets up quick), and of course comfort(inside these cars is very nice)
Simple and easily maintance to keep these cars lasting forever.
*Transmission Fluild=Honda ATF z1 (which means go to your local honda dealership and
pick it up there)
*If your changing your timing belt, change your water pump
*If you having shift problems while engaging in gears and your thinking transmission problems ... check your mounts first
*Stop putting water in your radiator, coolant keeps your engine cool and protects the metal, water just boils when hot and causes to rust inside your engine killing its life.
*if your changing spark plugs, change your air filter, inspect brakes, and if its time change the oil(fuel efficient) $$$$$
Bought from a salesman I knew and it turned 200k on the way home. That was 8 years ago. Last week I was able to avoid a head on collision with a geriatric on a cell phone thanks to the quick handling on the car. Rugged build and my passenger, a body shop manager, said we were lucky to be in this car compared to most others. The car is a total loss but we walked away. TY HONDA. The car is 15 years old and I will get a respectable check from the insurance company too thanks to Honda quality. Typical problems with the car that other writers have shared but overall a super value.
This EX was a 5 speed VTEC which is not a common set up. Fuel economy ranged from 32 in winter hilly driving and almost 40 once on a Florida trip. Average was 35. Great fit and finish and did I mention it was still on the original clutch. Smooth shifting and good power. Superb handling.
Captured front rotors are a pain and frequent brake repair. SRS light came on at 220k miles. EGR valve bypass at 240k. Weak power window motors. Instrument cluster bad (fuel gauge, speedo and odometer worked intermittently). The good definitely outweighs the bad with this car.
Bought my Honda in 2009 with 125K miles. For piece of mind I had the timing belt service done. No worries since. I get 30 mpg highway and its very comfortable. The styling on these cars still looks up to date and I`m surprised how many of these 15 year old cars I still see on the road. There is a fair amount of road noise and the AC is marginal. Overall if you get one that has been taken care of you can`t go wrong.
I see I have similar issues as some reviewers. ABS pump went bad around 120k. Master brake cylinder went out around 110k. Right front passenger window very slow to roll up. I'm constantly warping after-market rotors, I can't stand hub- over-rotor setup. Going to swap out to rotor-over-hub. Had issue yesterday with tach and speedo dropping to zero whilst driving on highway. Noticed ABS light flickering at about time it happened. Will have electricals checked out. Current issues: Leaking main seal O-ring leaking on distributor About to hit 180k miles, will do timing chain and water pump, likely ask for real main seal to be replaced if they'll reduce cost. Original owner!
Enjoy the styling a lot. I've lowered my Accord by 1.5 inches and added 17" wheels, Koni Yellows, H&R springs, stainless steel brake lines. Getting ready to upgrade rotors to 11" and use Wagon's calipers, for the front only. Engine running like a champ!
Better ABS pumps and master brake cylinder. Very very common problem. Same with right side window motor.
This car had a manufacturing defect in the transmission. After multiple loss of all transmission fluid Honda tried to blame us for the problem. The transmission failed at 50,200 on a 50,000 warranty and Honda refused to fix it. An outside shop found a machining defect from the factory in one of the case halves of the trans. replaced half at a cost of $1800 total repair and no problems in over 100G of additional mileage. Honda never answered my letter until 4 years later. Would never buy another as a result of their bad customer attitude and lack of concern/support. Have pictures and parts as proof of defect. Honda did not care at all!!!
Handling, economy? But not when the transmission goes due to a mfgr defect and a mfgr who does not care! Other than that... dependable. Constant Axle/CVJ failure/noise.
Customer care! CUSTOMER CARE! When your service and customer care stinks, you need a lot of work to get a customer back. Never a Honda again!!!