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Honda Accord Mk3 (1985 - 1989)

Last updated 24 May 2013

 
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Buying Guide

Good

  • Well regarded 4-door saloon and 3-door Aerodeck hatchback.
  • Saloon 14' 7" long by 5' 6" wide and weiging 980kg to 1,185kg.
  • Aerodeck hatch 14' 4" long by 5' 7" wide and weighing 1,075kg to 1,135kg.
  • 100bhp 1.8; 106bhp 2.0; 122bhp 2.0i; and 137bhp 2.0i 16 valve. 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.
  • Was also a 14' 4" coupe with 114bhp 2.0 engine or 148bhp 2.0i 16v. Many have remained totally reliable, even at 16 years old.

Bad

  • Once rust gets hold, it can be bad.

Watch

  • Rust, particularly around the window frames because if it's taken hold there the car is a write-off.
  • If fitted with a/c and you're paying good money, then make sure the a/c works or repairing it could cost you more than the car. 
  • A/C was filled with old type R34 refrigerant which is now a specialist job to replace. Replacing with CFC free refrigerant often leads to leaks.
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