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A bigger interior, dual airbags, and more power were added in 1994. Sedan, coupe, and wagon models returned, riding about the same... Read More
A bigger interior, dual airbags, and more power were added in 1994. Sedan, coupe, and wagon models returned, riding about the same wheelbase as before. Overall length was down 1.2 inches, while width grew by a full three inches.Coupes and sedans were once again available in DX, LX, and EX trim, while the 4-door wagon only came equipped as either an LX or EX. Minimize
59 Reviews from Epinions.com
Oct 7, 2004
Extremely Reliable, Low Maintenance, Great Car
Pros: Reliability, cheap maintenance, fun to drive.
Cons: You'll never look at another car company again.
The Bottom Line:
After buying our first Honda in 1993 (91 accord), my family and friends have bought Hondas exclusively. You cannot go wrong with a Honda.
I bought a 94 Honda Accord EX -4 cylinder. two years ago (2002) for my mother, with 68,000 miles on it from a private owner. She has taken it to work and back every day, and abuses the heck out of it to avoid being late. It frustrates me greatly, as I am the one who maintains the car. Astonishingly, the car has 91,000 miles on it to this date, and it still runs just as well as it did when I first bought it. In fact, I like this car so much that I sold my 1995 Civic and purchased a 1995 Honda Accord EX-V6 (see my review). Below are some of the things you might want to know about the car:
It gets great gas mileage. Since it is an old car, the mileage may not be what it was new, but I average 23mpg with mostly city driving in Chicago.
I change the oil and do all of the maintenance myself because I feel that my previous mechanics (A certain CARR dealership that sells HONDA CAARRSS) charged me for work that they did not perform. When I pay three times what a normal mechanic charges,I expect them to at the very very least CHANGE my brake pads when I pay them to, but I guess I was asking too much. I lost my faith in mechanics and learned to do my own work and I've never been happier. The car is very easy to work on and everything is easy to find. I typically change the spark plugs, air filter and transmission oil every summer. This costs me about $40 total in parts and takes maybe an hour or so, and keeps the car running smooth.
-I just had the timing belt/balancing belt/water pump changed at a real mechanic's shop (one that I can trust) for $320, using brand new genuine honda parts. (I know because I saw him order them, saw the packaging, and requested that the old parts be put in my trunk after he finishes.)
-Brake pads don't wear out often, rotors don't wear out often, life is good.
-A/C has not been charged, and it works great. Mom stays cool.
The only thing we have had to replace is the master brake cylinder. The power doorlocks have stopped working, but I think that this is due to a burned out fuse, which should cost me $0 to fix, because honda supplies spare fuses in case one should go out.
The only thing that annoyed me is the transmission. It began shifting hard for the first 20 minutes of driving, but I attribute this to the fact that the driver abuses the car like no other. From what I understand, this is a typical problem that can be remedied by adding Lubegard tranny fluid additive ($8). I added lubegard and the transmission shifts a bit smoother now.
Since I am a college student, and work part time, I love the fact that I do not ever have to worry about fixing our cars. I absolutely love honda, and will always keep one in my garage.
I have owned a 1990 Nissan 300zx sports car, and a 1995 Honda Civic Hatchback. This car may not be as fast, but it handles better than any of the cars I have owned. It has extremely tight suspension, and though one can feel a few more bumps in the road than a normal car, it corners like it's on rails (to quote the girl from Pretty Woman). The great handling may not seem important, and I don't drive the car like a maniac either, but the car feels solid and planted when on the highway going 90mph. It makes me feel safe knowing I can get out of harm's way if the opportunity arises.
Acceleration is good. It sucks if you compare it to a sports car, but its great for an SUV. Generally, don't buy a four door honda if you want go racing. However, mine is an EX and it IS way faster than my old hatchback (I don't know how impressive that is).
It has never given me a problem when on the highway, the pick-up speed is good and the car can handle high speeds very well- no shakes or noise.
It has a honda factory sound system with 6 speakers, but the factory CD player does not do them justice. I put an aftermarket CD player in mine, and it makes the speakers come alive.
I have back problems, and the lumbar support really helps. The car has a power driver's seat, which is nice. It's not great for long road trips, but the seats give firm support, and the car can hold 4 adults comfortably.
The heat works great, the A/C may seem a little weak in low settings, but it has never let me down.
The EX has a sunroof. I like it, it's nice and never gave me any problems. The mirrors are power, the doors, windows, everything is power and it's great.
The rear seat folds down making it easy to transport a variety of cargo. I recently transported wood floors from the hardware store to my house with no problem.
The car looks so shiny. Honda does an incredible job painting these cars. After washing it, it looks like a brand new car.
Mine has factory 6-spoke alloy wheels that look exceptional.
Above the rear tire, the rear fender has a little bit of rust forming. The same thing is happening to my 95 accord, so I assume this is typical for these cars. This can easily be remedied with some sandpaper and touch-up paint ($5-paint $10 touch-up kit)
Also, the body panels are very flimsy. This helps in case of an accident, but it is prone to small dings.
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