Junkyard Find: 1989 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe
Moparmann on Sep 09, 2020
A one pwner, 1989 LX-i was the first car that I ever bought that had over 100k miles on it! I jumped into Honda's because of my sister's experience w/ them. Mine is 5 spd, white w/ burgundy velour interior, and has over 215,000+ miles on it. The transmission lost 5th gear in 1999, and was replaced. Initially, I was looking at the hatchback, but I'm glad I settled on the coupe instead. The look of the Prelude just never attracted me.
Davew833 on Sep 13, 2020
This makes me sad because these are wonderful cars and nearly impossible to kill. This generation of Accord, especially the FI LX-i are legitimately 250k-300k cars. I've had half a dozen of these. The unmodified condition and pristine interior make me think it was probably grandma or grandpa's car and no one wanted to mess with it when they were gone... or perhaps it was passed on to a grandchild who drove it until the timing belt broke, the clutch went out or the tranny lost 5th gear. Engines on these are non-interference so even if the timing belt had broken it's just a matter of putting a new one on. Sad that this one ended up being junked. That engine compartment is spotless!
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