is Accord SM4/ CB4 '91-'93 a good buy car?
Posted 24 April 2006 - 04:56 PM
I just wanna know tat is this car worth to buy? i like the stability and
the looks also. But it not so power since it's 2.0 cc car.
I would like to buy a manual sm4 91'-'93. Any big problem need to noticify?
what's the usual problem? budget RM20K, transmission (manual/ auto), will
the auto not enough power?
I've test manual SM4 seems ok to buy. Owner sell RM19K. Is it too high or
reasonable price? Now the petrol price rise so much. RM10 can run how far?
what's the full tank amount now? Mmm... many things need consider to change
a second hand car now.
Can some sifu here give some advice?
Posted 24 April 2006 - 05:30 PM
owner.....get the Si model which originaly assembled in japan and better
spec offered...manual sohc will be better on power and fuel consumption.
watch-out on milage...saw one yesterday with very bad condition and high
kmage. overall a very stable and solid car...spares no problem..
Posted 24 April 2006 - 05:45 PM
manual with injection system? or carb system? which on better on fuel control?
spares also quite expensive? if modified front and back bumper with side
skirt want is the budget?
Posted 24 April 2006 - 06:06 PM
if you can really find a CB3 or CB4, it's one of the better accords around.
My father has a 91 manual SM4, and it's been a reliable car for the past 12
years (we bought it 2nd hand in 94) with only the typical maintainance
(timing belt, fuel pump replacement during belt change, a tired AC compressor).
personally, I prefer manuals myself. You can squeeze out an extra 2km/l,
and overall the car is more powerful. For the SOHC SM4, it's quite a
powerful engine. Plenty of low down torque, very easy for normal driving,
but not much HP up high once you "tekan".
our SM4 still gets about 10km/l average. I can squeeze out 11km/l but my
father gets 9km/l due to heavy foot, excessive tailgating, and
roadbullying... heheh. The tank is a standard 60litre tank, with a 15litre
a SM4 is still quite simple. Not too many electronics that can go wrong.
Little things like the power windows/mirrors are rock solid, all still in
good condition. Never had a problem.
also, thanks to the roadtax and overall assumption that 2.0s are thirsty
cars, their 2nd value is damn good now. I've seen some selling a little
short of $20k.
spares are averaged priced (basically due to honda name) but common and
plentiful since this is the accord that sold the most in malaysia with
lot's of frontclip imports from JP.
Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:02 PM
Hi fir2, I will recommend you to get a Si model, it will be a CB3 / CB4
as mentioned by machzero, which is the chasis. If you can stand a
manual, get one of that. A Si will be on a DOHC 16V PGM-FI 2000cc
engine, for your info, just in case you are lost (because I remembered
you were asking what is SOHC), DOHC = Double Over Head Cam, while SOHC =
Single OHC... I think all Si are Fuel Injection car with the PGM-FI....
Machzero is having a Prelude B20 and I am using a Accord B20. His is a
manual, which gives excellant FC to me, mine auto B20A is giving me
RM0.30/km, or 6.4km/l.. scared or not?? ha
While Accord22 is getting a H22A as his Accord's heart... envy leh.....
So, go for Accord CB3/4 Si... ha.
Machzero, I saw a CB3/4 with 4WS 2.0Si, I don't think it is a fake one.
Posted 24 April 2006 - 10:47 PM
everything they had into the accord/prelude range.
The Si, EXL-i, and EXL CB all had the option of having the 4WS system. Next
generation didn't have it.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:25 AM
Wonder any good service workshop for my SV4 ? I'm in northern region ..
Many thanks for the help !
Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:50 AM
than those in the late 90s?
btw, vhchiew, RM 0.30/km is a real guzzler... you've got a heavier right
foot than machzero's dad? but since your fuel is sponsored by company then
no problem lar. LOL
actually at the range of 20k budget, you can also take a look at the 3rd
gen preludes Si 4WS. Seen some going off from 18k-22k which fits your
budget, if you dont mind a 2 door car.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 12:18 PM
JB. Still looking one from well-care owner.... may be my eye sight too
Si, EXL-i, and EXL CB is in which years? Normally i saw is the EXl-i. Any
special different features?
Anyone modified this car here? Can share any info or pictures?
Posted 25 April 2006 - 12:52 PM
the Si, EXL-i, and EXL are all japanese "SM4s". Except the japanese chassis
designation is CBx. The features are pretty nice. Anti-lock brakes,
traction control, sunroofs, 4 wheel steering, etc... much more than the
The 5-speed DOHC CB4 Si is the top-end model of this generation.