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    Ive got a Honda Civic 1988 EX, very happy with it, For now I have a chance to sell it and buy a Honda Accord 1988. Do you suggest I keep the Civic or should I go for the Accord?


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    Both r old cars, if U r happy with civic- then Y changing.U don't know abt accord history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammar.dbs View Post
    Ive got a Honda Civic 1988 EX, very happy with it, For now I have a chance to sell it and buy a Honda Accord 1988. Do you suggest I keep the Civic or should I go for the Accord?
    Accord CA4 is the best Accord ever simply in another league.

    I would rate it even higher than 2005 Civic in drive-train and comfort not to mention its tank like reliability.

    Just look for its condition before buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradpit View Post
    Accord CA4 is the best Accord ever simply in another league.

    I would rate it even higher than 2005 Civic in drive-train and comfort not to mention its tank like reliability.

    Just look for its condition before buying.
    I love the Accord, but was worried about the condition. You just dont see many of them in good condition, most of them are neglected badly and the ones that are in good condition, the owners dont want to sell. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammar.dbs View Post
    I love the Accord, but was worried about the condition. You just dont see many of them in good condition, most of them are neglected badly and the ones that are in good condition, the owners dont want to sell. Haha
    Brother you can easily recondition this Accord for 90-100K but it will take some time and some very good mechanics who know their job.
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    I'll try to find one. Was also considering the BMW 3 series models from the 1990s. Under 10 lac. would they be any good here in Pakistan considering resale, maintenance and availability of spare parts, mechanics etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammar.dbs View Post
    I'll try to find one. Was also considering the BMW 3 series models from the 1990s. Under 10 lac. would they be any good here in Pakistan considering resale, maintenance and availability of spare parts, mechanics etc

    The old E36 are very good cars, except for a few problems

    1 - their rear shock mounting area will tear out from the car over time (repair that immediately with new sheet metal "RIVETED" to the body and sealed.

    2 - The ECU holding case used to get flooded with water if the wiper tray drains got blocked with dirt and leaves etc.

    Most of them in Pakistan are now missing the entire front plastic underpanels, mudguard shields and also a lot of clips to secure the wirings in the engine room, They have also suffered nitto ustadee from time to time. The rear supension bushings would be gone to hell and would require replacement (pricey in Pakistan as the parts are priced in Euros and not Yuan) - your mechanic also would need to own a torx (male and female) set, all metric sizes sockets and and spanners including S spanners and Torque wrenches if you want to have a reliable car.

    Otherwise the car will require 20 hours of work for every 10 hours of driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradpit View Post
    Brother you can easily recondition this Accord for 90-100K but it will take some time and some very good mechanics who know their job.
    I am doing it and its not an easy job to bring the car to the original specs... dont ask where i am buying parts from!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradpit View Post
    Brother you can easily recondition this Accord for 90-100K but it will take some time and some very good mechanics who know their job.

    100K today to redo that car to any respectable condition is like salt n pepper on an egg. in the late 90s I racked about Rs 140,000/- in

    - engine rebuild
    - full suspension rebuild
    - A/C
    - wiring redo
    - Wheels + tires + brakes
    - body finish

    The body was rolling on caster trollies when it was put in the booth for painting - it looked like an assembly line situtation except for the back glass.

    mind you - labor for mechanical bits was "my two hands"
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    No doubt Honda Accord 88 is the best as far as comfort is concerned. Here is mine accord and I love it. Total genuine, never painted, no kalam, no shower, only bumpers painted. engine never opened. Honda Civic 1988 EX vs Honda Accord 1988 -1402207Honda Civic 1988 EX vs Honda Accord 1988 -1402208Honda Civic 1988 EX vs Honda Accord 1988 -1402209Honda Civic 1988 EX vs Honda Accord 1988 -1402210
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    Quote Originally Posted by xulfiqar View Post
    100k today to redo that car to any respectable condition is like salt n pepper on an egg. In the late 90s i racked about rs 140,000/- in

    - engine rebuild
    - full suspension rebuild
    - a/c
    - wiring redo
    - wheels + tires + brakes
    - body finish

    the body was rolling on caster trollies when it was put in the booth for painting - it looked like an assembly line situtation except for the back glass.

    Mind you - labor for mechanical bits was "my two hands"
    i totally agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    The old E36 are very good cars, except for a few problems

    1 - their rear shock mounting area will tear out from the car over time (repair that immediately with new sheet metal "RIVETED" to the body and sealed.

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    Most of them in Pakistan are now missing the entire front plastic underpanels, mudguard shields and also a lot of clips to secure the wirings in the engine room, They have also suffered nitto ustadee from time to time. The rear supension bushings would be gone to hell and would require replacement (pricey in Pakistan as the parts are priced in Euros and not Yuan) - your mechanic also would need to own a torx (male and female) set, all metric sizes sockets and and spanners including S spanners and Torque wrenches if you want to have a reliable car.

    Otherwise the car will require 20 hours of work for every 10 hours of driving.
    Well that's a pity. Don't want to specs 10 lac on a car and another ~2 lac on restoring it. Any other ride that you'd recommend under 10 lac or should I Beef up my 88 Civic that I already have ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iagr8 View Post
    No doubt Honda Accord 88 is the best as far as comfort is concerned. Here is mine accord and I love it. Total genuine, never painted, no kalam, no shower, only bumpers painted. engine never opened.
    Very neat. And properly maintained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammar.dbs View Post
    Well that's a pity. Don't want to specs 10 lac on a car and another ~2 lac on restoring it. Any other ride that you'd recommend under 10 lac or should I Beef up my 88 Civic that I already have ?

    Once done correctly a BMW drive is a league of its own, no matter if its the basic 1.8 litre 3 series sedan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    Once done correctly a BMW drive is a league of its own, no matter if its the basic 1.8 litre 3 series sedan.
    No doubt thats absolutely true, but the amount of money it requires to be maintained is too much for me. What mods do you suggest for my *stock* Civic 88, with a carb'd D15B

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    Quote Originally Posted by iagr8 View Post
    No doubt Honda Accord 88 is the best as far as comfort is concerned. Here is mine accord and I love it. Total genuine, never painted, no kalam, no shower, only bumpers painted. engine never opened.
    ahan gulshan colony. very well kept ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariaawan View Post
    ahan gulshan colony. very well kept ride
    nice to c another gulshan colony resident on pakwheels.
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