1989 Honda Accord User Reviews

1989 Honda Accord Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"reliable car" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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1989 Honda Accord LX Review
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Maintenance, while sparse, is still cheap when it happens.  These cars seem to run forever with no hassles.  I get decent fuel mileage and plenty of room inside to carry around all my stuff and a few passengers, too.  I have owned a 1995 Accord, 1995 Prelude, 1991 Civic hatchback and now this 1989 Accord and have to say that they are all great, but the older Accord (...call me old school) has my favorite styling of all.

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The car could use some more power and it doesnt have the best sound proofing either, but this is to be expected of an older economy car.

cjmorin1
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Economical And Hassle-free Shuttle Box With Style — This car has really been good to me while I have driven it, and I love the fact that it has cloth seats! All the other Hondas had either leather or vinyl and these cloth seats were great through the winter. They match really well with the two-tone upholstery of the interior!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great little car

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Can't think of any

amcgrady
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Great Car For Its Age — I bought this car over 3 years ago for $1500.00. Mine was the 4-door manual transmission version. I was expecting better gas mileage from it but I wasn't unhappy with the 30mpg I was getting. It was very fun to drive and handled well. For a 20-year-old car, I was impressed that it didn't have any squeaks or rattles and the A/C was still very cold. The sunroof and power windows all still worked perfectly as well. I sold this car to my mom about two years ago and it's still going strong with 225k miles on it. Haven't had a lick of trouble from the engine, transmission, or clutch. The driver's side door handle (inside) is broken and she hasn't been able to find a replacement yet, but she says it's not that big of a deal to her. I would buy another one in a heartbeat if I could find one for the same deal. That exact same car is now selling for over $3k in my area (even with similar mileage.)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1989 Honda Accord Lxi Review
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It beats most base model new cars

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no cup holders. stops at 110

Hondaman
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It Kicks Ass — Awalys starts up in the winter even when its -30. And the parts are really cheap and easy to find.I have nearly jumped this car and imm still driving it today.And its a really fun car to drive.They should make and sell these cars today becouse of the gas milage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1989 Honda Accord LX Coupe Review
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Feels faster than it is.

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C'mon - it was made in '89 how many do you think are still in good condition?

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If I Knew How To Restore Cars And Had The Money I Would Find One Just Like The One I Owned. — I loved this car, not only because it was my first but because it was the perfect blend of sporty and practical. It was also super reliable and would probablt still be running today if I hadn't rear ended someone in it! Gas mileage was really good and the only major problems I ever recall were in the front axle. I had to have the upper arm joints rebuilt and and still continued to have some problems with uneven tire wear. Despite that rather costly issue (esp. for a young driver) I still miss this car - pop up head lights, moon roof, and all!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Spacious

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Old

igutierslcc
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Fun Relaible And Spacious Car — I bought this car on craigslist for $650- it runs great no problems so far. What I really love about this car besides its cool headlights is how spacious it is inside, trunk wise and how wide all the windows are.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It Ran Smooth and had power windows

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Nothing that I could think of

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My 1st Car — I loved the fact that it was as old as it was and was still able to start up on the coldest days when some other cars wouldn't! The sad thing was I had to let it go because the transmission had started to go on me and it wasn't worth spending a few grand for a car that wasn't worth that much.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1989 Honda Accord LX Coupe Review
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Reliable, great handling, and fun to drive.

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Not a true performance coupe.

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1989 Honda Accord Coupe Lx — One of the least expensive coupes to have pop- up headlights. The double wishbone suspension made this a great handling car, and the Honda 4cyl. engine got better than average performance and gas milage. Very reliable, with excellent fit and finish.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1989 Honda Accord DX Hatchback Review
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fuel

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number built

HondaAccordDXperson
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Perfict!!!!! — I love my car! It gets about 45-50 MPG on the highway. It has a strong build. The car is perfict. But there were not many built. It being a standerd makes it a realy fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1989 Honda Accord Lxi Review
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speed, acceleration, gas mileage

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gas leak that was never found

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An Ok Car! — I absolutely LOVED this car. Wish I hadn't sold it. The mileage was great, the acceleration was terrific. The only problem that it really ever had, and my mechanic couldn't figure out, was that it had an oil leak somewhere and he could never find out where. I'd have to add at least 2-3 quarts every couple of days.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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30 mpgs and cheap

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performance

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Honda In The 80s — it squeeks !!!!!!!!!! the cars trans clanks it makes loud noises at high speed and it knows when i talk bad about it cuz then it wont start the next day so if you see me on the side of the road after this with the hood up you know why

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2012 Honda Accord Reviews

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