I could have seen myself in one of these. I had a friend whose parents bought an Accord sedan of this generation. Because the old Honda automatics were basically hydraulic-actuated manual transmissions. Hondas of this vintage have always been great cars. From its inception as a tiny, gas-sipping car, the Accord has evolved to become the industry standard of reliable, well-designed transportation. The Accord quickly established a reputation as a reliable, low-priced car that was stingy on gas consumption.
It certainly had room for four 20-somethings to drive 50 miles to a big city for a night out—my 5-11 body sat in the back—more room than the 89, and it was a nice driver. Because I tend to carry a lot of stuff around, I have always liked hatchbacks and wagons, and Honda wagons were high on my list of desirable cars. Accord also won this year's Kelley Blue Book award for Best Resale Value in the mid-size car segment. These models also feature rear-view backup cameras. The transmissions in the V6 broke often because the internals weren't beefed up to handle the extra power of the V6.
SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557089042164 ; listingsSearchManager. I never once thought about them when they were new—I was 21 and these were a middle age appliance. But in terms of a new car on the showroom floor, every midsize car of that era was more similar in basic architecture and build than they were different. The inside door handles on all these cars also had a tendency to often break since the hinging is incorporated into the actual bezel. In terms of ride, shift quality, all the interior switches and touch points, it may as well have been from another planet.
General Comments: I bought the car from the original driver. Should this issue come up again, I would say it would be best to have the entire exhaust redone at an exhaust shop, using a slightly larger diameter piping with better quality steel and components. I advised a friend at the time not to buy an Accord for this reason and instead get a Taurus which had both safety features. The price of gasoline, which averaged 38. Timeless styling, fairly economical, easy to drive and built to last. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. You think Plymouth and Dodge sales crashed in 1958 because the marketing was better at Ford or Chevy? Amazingly, the oil still looked decent when I changed it.
The interior was comfortable, the engine and 5-speed transmission well matched, and it got over 30 mpg. It can be bent back with some two handed effort. Year of manufacture 1991 First year of ownership 2013 Most recent year of ownership 2014 Engine and transmission 2. What I remember most about it are three things: 1 the commanding view from the front passenger seat, 2 how everything about it felt smooth and refined, and 3 how bloody uncomfortable those hard seats were on trips of longer than an hour, even on my at that time 20-something butt. Faults: - Exhaust leaks, so most of the exhaust piping has been replaced. This car also seems like a winner. These models also feature rear-view backup cameras.
Come to think of it, we've had to replace the entire mid-section shortly after purchase. Agree with you and Paul though that the fourth generation was handsome and almost premium in its looks. They can tell an attractive or reliable car from an unattractive or unreliable one. The Camry literally sent the team back to the drawing board. Far better handling, visibility, quality of materials and just all around excellent. The most gorgeous Accord yet. I had a fifth grade teacher who owned a pair of the Accord wagons, I believe both were beige.
A base model American car stickered lower, but once you put the same features into one, the Japanese one often came in cheaper, with better gas mileage, and none of the baggage that came with driving an American car in the early 1990s. While conservative in appearance, the fourth generation Accord looked and felt expensive within its size and price class for its time. And it came in wagon too. But I still much prefer the 3rd generation that preceded it. The 2011 Accord sedan features a redesigned front bumper, grille and trunk lid. It seems to be a 96 or so, nicely preserved, still on the job after all these years.
The Accord Crosstour, a crossover hatchback model with more space than the Accord sedan, made its debut with the 2010 model year. The Accord has earned many accolades during its long existence. Navigation systems are available on upper-range Accords. The transmission fluid would overheat and wear out very quickly, causing a breakdown in the additive properties that help keep the clutches shifting smoothly. Although that would be interesting, cross shopping a new 1969 Dart against a new 1991 Accord in 2019. After this would happen, the trans would start to slip as the fluid was worn down, causing more issues, which eventually destroy the transmission. And as we see from your photos, the interior material quality was very high.
So the resale of the Tundras can be a bit deceiving because you are usually paying thousands more up front for a comparable truck. I was not impressed at the time riding in it. Its styling was purposeful without being trendy, its interior was comfortable without being gimicky, and its performance was spirited without being over the top. Then again, I had just reached 15 and grew up in a time where luxury had typically meant brougham. The wagons were never common in my area. But as I got older the cleaner design won me over, and it has stood the test of time. This is a difficult list to create because cars are not always directly comparable, and expectations of size and class change with time.