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Gets funner with tuning
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By Samir
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1990 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan


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My first car and by far the best car my family has ever owned. Its been in 4 accidents totaled twice and I can still push it. It's easy to work on and get better performance with the abundance of aftermarket parts. I had mine repainted but it got scratched so the old white paint still shines new. With $50 in suspension worth it handles like a BMW. Comfort wise comparable to a Benz. I will be very, very, very sad when I sell her to get something newer.


Best Features

Reliability, horspower, tunability, performance, comfort, and anything in between.


Worst Features

A/C is the only problem with older Accords, they die. Also not a good idea to run stock brakes when driving hard. Finally get rid of the speed govoner, stops at 112MPH.


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Best Car I Ever Owned too!
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By Automaniac
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2dr Coupe


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Bought the 5-speed from first owner on 2/16, 68.9k miles on it, for $6.5k (down from 7.5) now 133k hard miles, cold starts, short distances, snowbelt. Could afford any new car, but was thinking of going overseas then, and did not want to take depreciation hit. Engine is a jewel, never had ANY problem. Drove cross country, DC to Seattle to Long Beach CA and back to DC, summer 03, few problems, top MPG. (32-36 hwy, at 65-85 mph). Can cruise all day @ 90 mph in utter comfort. Rust behind the rear wheels. Seldom braked down, but parts cost too much (timing belt, brakes, distributor, fuel pump, each $500 or so). Still, best car I ever owned, and low cost, due to rare failures and high quality.


Best Features

Shifter is precise and a joy to use. Gauges (clear, excellent), overall quality, clean styling of coupe! Plenty of room in back and front, drove x-country, hauled a ton of stuff. Dependability, reliability, durability!


Worst Features

Many parts (timing belts, windshields, brakes, distributors, fuel pumps) should cost MUCH less. Toyota Camrys cost less for similar parts. Annoying antenna goes up and down unecessarily, even when you just use the tape or CD. Rust is unacceptable in such a high- quality car.


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great car
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By pete reno
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1990 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 120,000 miles. It now has 150,000 I have replaced the clutch, radiator and cv joints.It runs flawlessly! doesn't burn or leak any oil!!handles great. The transmission is tight as is the rest of the car. Avg 25-27 mpg city, 33-36 highway. When can I buy a diesel Accord!! I owned a 2000 jetta tdi nothing but problems!!! This car at 15 years old is a much better vehicle than the brand new vw.


Best Features

ac rocks!!!! handles great. Paint is very durable.


Worst Features

Please someone tell honda to start selling the cdti diesel in the U.S.!!


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High Mileage Honda
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By Honda Lover
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1990 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this car in Sept 1990 right out of college. 15 years later, it still takes me on long journeys reliably. I still get over 30 miles/gallon. Yes, the mileage is correct at 440,400.


Best Features

It has the original engine as well as clutch. It has been the most dependable car I have owned or driven.


Worst Features

Air conditioner could be colder but otherwise excellent car


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Still a top 4 cylinder car
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By clarkfball101
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1990 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan


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Even in the year 2005 the 2.2L engine is still one of the best on the road. Excellent choice for a first car for a teen. Car can go from one side of the country to the other.


Best Features

Simplicity of repair and customizing. Very basic layout. Gauges, and thumb controls on passenger doors.


Worst Features

Wet trunk, cup holders, split rear seats, radio heater position


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