My Old Honda
By healnghanz on
1995 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe
Originally, leased by my wife in 1995, then sold to me in 2000, quite a reliable car with some minor and some not so minor problems. The disc brakes warp so easily on a very regular basis. But this last time I had the dealer do it and they are much better. Anti lock brakes died 50K ago. Rust over rear wheels, passenger window slow to rise or not at all sometimes. Tranny rough in winter. AC drain once got plugged and water kept going all over the interior, and ruined computer board. Overdue for timing belt/water pump . Speedometer/odometer stopped working at 164,000. 4 years later I have 165,000 or 200k plus. The engine just works great, w 25 mpg maybe more over the years. Heater ducts rotted.
The engine is pretty good. Nice moon roof. Good ergonomics, comfy seats, nice handling. Get really good tires on all your vehicles as that's the key to everything. Must use AC in winter with heater to keep windows from fogging. Anti lock brakes were great till a slight fluid leak
Heater AC ductwork/ filterwork needs to be made of not deteriorating material. It crumbled and blew through my vents. Heater knobs hard to turn. So hard that the knobs break off regularly. The heat basically heats the dash mostly rather than my feet. Disc brakes that year need special service.