1988 Honda Accord User Reviews

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    1988 Honda Accord DX HatchbackReview
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    Good Car Overall — This Honda accelerates allright from a dead stop, and is pretty speedy! It brakes quickly and smoothly, and handles like a champ! This car seems to be really solid and reliable. High MPG helps keep my wallet full! Its a fun car to drive, however the stock speakers aren't that great... There are only two in the front, and they have no bass whatsoever.

    Pros: Reliable, Fun, and Not terrible looking.

    Cons: Not the best stock stereo.

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    1988 Honda Accord LXReview
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    First Car Type Of Vehicle — Good to learn to drive a stick, since it's easy. Almost no performance. Okay interior. It's my first car, so anything is better than nothing.

    Pros: Economic (except for the fact that it's carbureted)

    Cons: Performance sucks, everybody thinks you drive slow so they pull out in front of you.

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    Why Won't You Die — This thing wouldn't die. Seriously. I drove it for several months with a busted head gasket. I still see the car rolling around the area, fine as ever. Everything about it was garbage, except the ~27mpg I would get, and the fact that it wouldn't die.

    Pros: reliable as hell, economical

    Cons: ugly as sin, gutless

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    1988 Honda Accord LXReview
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    Honda=best Engines Ever Made. Ever. — 98 crappy horsepower, super gas mileage though... Wicked engine. 20 years old and runs PERFECT.

    Pros: Engine quality A+++++++++

    Cons: 98 horses..

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    1988 Honda Accord LXiReview
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    Honda... Need I Say More? — good milage... made like a Japanese Bushido Samuri. I worked on this car the most... air intake and manifold... stab. arms .... and breaks and discs... so easy to work on. These people dont like my language so... I really cant emphasise the car and how AWSOME it was..

    Pros: fast. small easy to work on.

    Cons: none. I dont have it any more.

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    Old Jap Econobox — I had two late 80s Accords which were both good fro their segment, I guess I just am kinda snobby anymore so consider them now kinda junky build wise. Hondas cars traditionally are all very lightweight for the most part until the new models that have started coming out. These had the typical Dual Wishbone suspension setup which allows this Front wheel drive car to handel pretty decently, although I am partial to Rear wheel drive and All Wheel Drive vehicles. This generation accord and all others are good on MPG although this generation is not as advanced as the newer ones which will show in the gas mileage bein a little lower. Steer clear of the old Carbuerated engines, and Make sure you get the 16 valve engine for the added torque and overall power and reliability. If you ened a cheap econobox here you go, just really watch out for rust as it is teerible on this generation as Honda and all Asian imports from this time frame were still using JUNKY steel for their car bodies so they are most defintely rust prone and by now cancerous looking heaps.

    Pros: MPG, Very inexpensive repair costs for the most part! Honda Reliability, Handeling good for Front wheel Drive car, Aftermarket Parts upgrades are still available (AKA it is a HONDA!)

    Cons: Rust Prone like you wouldn't believe, FWD, most came without a LSD differential, Front Headlight lift Motors are prone to failing, Window Motors on Power windows die to fast!  I am personally not a fan of Shifting by wire manual transmissions, although Honda 5 speeds are easy to shift and smooth driving econo-machines.

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    1988 Honda Accord LXiReview
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    '88 Accord Lxi — Great Car; put 50k on it in a year, the thing just wouldn't die. Ended up getting rid of it because of not wanting to invest in 2 new struts, lack of airbags, and it started to develop a steering problem. Other than that, it was the best $500 bucks I ever spent. I'm sure someone is still driving it, that motor is amazing as far as durability, sounds better than a Civic too. Got over 35 mpg with the 5spd manual.

    Owner for 2 years, 6 months

    Miles Driven per Year:50

    Pros: headlights, go-kart handling, acceleration, extremely reliable, excellent gas milage.

    Cons: no airbags, not much leg room in the back.

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    Got Me Through College — Can't complain, good college car didn't cost me that much had a 2.0 litre engine so I could at least beat Civic's, had to get rid of it when the brake lines snapped on me, many good times in this old car

    Pros: Sunroof, 5spd, peppy, low cost and couldn't kill the engine

    Cons: Leaky sunroof, a/c didn't work, leaked power steering fluid

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    1988 Honda Accord LXReview
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    Reliable Car — This car was sitting in my cousins yard for almost three years with a busted out windshield. He gave it to me just to get it out of his yard. I replaced the windshield, fixed a flat, put some new plugs, cap and rotor and fired it up. Mine is white.

    Pros: 30 plus miles to the gallon.

    Cons: it has over 180,000 miles, lost some compression, but still runs like a champ.

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    1988 Honda Accord LX HatchbackReview
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    The Best Car We Hve Ever Owned!!! — Any Honda would be a great investment. Three times Honda owners...need to say no more!!!

    Pros: There is not enough room to write all the great things about this vehicle

    Cons: NONE

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Honda Accord Reviews

    Big Pearl By lemoffett

    Pros: It's a Honda! I needed a family car and it doesn't get any better than the Accord if you are anti minivans and suvs. It came with reverse camera, power windows, cruise control, bluetooth compati... Read More

    Best Car For The Money By sparki9

    I searched high and low for a good sensible car that looked good, got good gas mileage, was comfortable and would last a long time. The Accord fit all of the requirements and I'm looking forward to m... Read More

    2014 Honda Accord Reviews

    Another Amazing Honda By Mailguy42

    Overall just a great car. Happy with everything! I get over 40mpg on the highway with the accord which is amazing for a midsize car. Has a smooth ride and great trunk space. For the price you cannot g... Read More

    Effecient Great On Gas By sherlene

    The maintenance on this car has been easy. Keep up your oil changes and you can have it for life. The best car I've owned for the gas mileage. Very sporty, fast, safe, spacious and rides like a dream... Read More

    2013 Honda Accord Reviews

    Very Nice Family Sedan By joselakeland

    I am a SUV person. There are limits for a sedan compare to SUV. Honda Accord is a very affordable and reliable car. It has Bluetooth and backup camera standard. So far no complaints. Mine is CVT trans... Read More

    Fast With Neat Tech, But Has Issues. By jtcon86

    I like the way the car looks, and enjoy the power of the engine. Furthermore, the technology features of the car are a great bonus. However, I am not a fan of the variable cylinder management which i... Read More

    2012 Honda Accord Reviews

    Awesome Sedan. By Car_Sense

    These Accords are such well built cars. They have extremely low maintenance costs, nice power and acceleration for a 4 cylinder engine, very smooth automatic transmission, and excellent braking. Handl... Read More

    Good Economical Family Car By zzoooman

    Good car: easy to maintain, comfortable, reliable, great MPG Cons: lack of power, no sun roof or moon roof as far the power goes: that's expected it's a 4 cylinder ECo friendly car so, Over all very ... Read More

    2011 Honda Accord Reviews

    Amazing Car And Great On Gas By omairmj85

    Now approaching 91,000 miles and other than 2 sets of tires, only cost has been maintenance as called for by Maintenance Minder. I drove an 2008 Accord to 150,000 and passed on to a family member with... Read More

    Greatest Family Sedan Ever By migration_da_familyautolosangeles

    nice family sedan economical and comfortable having had this car pleased me a lot good on gas low maintenance cost reliability wise best vehicle ever. cant make a tow truck comes in for a service... Read More

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