This is a very fun car to drive. It ran rough when I bought it through ebay with135K, but since a full tuneup, it has run very nicely. I have had to replace an electric fuel injection part, and much of the A/C. Along with routine stuff (brakes, belts, tires, etc.) it has been a great daily driver for nearly a year. It will need some exhaust work soon.
In 13 years of ownership, I had no significant mechanical repairs on this car. With normally scheduled oil, filter, and coolant change, the only non preventive work on the car was muffler and brake work. Although winter salt took its toll on mufflers and brake rotors, I never had a speck of rust on the body. The car started and operated reliably in all extremes of weather.
This car has gotten me through heavy commutes in bad-traffic Seattle, a trip cross country, and many, many rainy trips up and down I-5. It has always been reliable and the little maintenance I have had done has only been basic keep-up projects like new tires, brake pads, and oil changes.
The arm rest for the driver side makes for an ergonomically super comfy rider
It's a long car, so the turning radius is pretty short, making 3-point turns cumbersome.
Well, I bought this car with low miles (87,200) from an elderly woman, the car ran great, was garaged its entire life, and looked like new inside and out. I did spend money on maintenance, totalling $2400 alone, and had originally purchased for $1600, so $4000 isnt bad for a car thats impeccable, hasnt been mistreaded, and still has alot of life left in it. I sold it a few months after I bought it because I was desperate for money. I recently got a call from the woman the purchased it from me asking me if I would like to purchase it back from her. I did!!! I did'nt want to sell it to begin with, but as the saying goes: "If you love something, let it go, if it comes back it was yours..."
Design, Power, features, ABS, Sunroof, MPG, I average 28 city / 37 Highway!!!
Improved power windows. Rustproof the body if you get one...
In March 2002, I totalled the '97
Accord I had driven since it was new.
It had been a great car, but nowhere
near as good as the '93 Accord LX I
traded in on it. So, I found a '92
Accord with only 85K miles on it and I
love it! This is the best car I've
ever owned. My friends give me crap
for driving and older car, but I like
it better than anything new I've
driven. No problems at all, peppy
performance, very comfortable and fun
Acceleration, manual transmission,
front seat comfort
The factory stereo really sucked, so I
replaced it. The cupholders are only
good for soda cans and nothing
bigger. Not big gripes at all.