It all depends on your priorities. I had a friend whose parents bought an Accord sedan of this generation. I will say though that this design really made inroads with middle America, to the point where even my father owned one for awhile. Or why Chevy creamed both Ford and Plymouth in 1961-1964? EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. How many cars from Detroit had four speed automatics in 1983? I still love the third-generation the most though.
The ride is a little floaty, the steering is direct but pulls a little, and handling is flat but uninspired. An 8-button, 4-speaker Honda-Bose audio system, automatic transmission, leather trim, body colored bumper and body side moldings were standard. Accords, included a driver's side airbag as standard equipment. And then they looked at what other segments they could explore. If they had maintain competitiveness then camcords would not have completely replaced the domestic sedan as has happened in the past few years. For the first time a 3-door hatchback was no longer available internationally.
The Camry literally sent the team back to the drawing board. Because the old Honda automatics were basically hydraulic-actuated manual transmissions. We can talk about those. And as we see from your photos, the interior material quality was very high. I was not impressed at the time riding in it. That applied to the coupe too.
Also noteworthy, all Accords equipped with automatic transmissions used an electronically controlled rear engine mount to reduce low frequency noise and vibration. Accord that comes close is the 2003-2007 version. A less glitzy confusing Disco dash but ergonomically superior. Very nice driving car, and really great visibility because of the low beltline and thin roof pillars. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. The interior was comfortable, the engine and 5-speed transmission well matched, and it got over 30 mpg.
I really cannot think of a model that is leaps and bounds better than most of its competition. The lap belts however, still required manual fastening. Part of marketing is building an attractive car. It was really my first hands-on exposure to a mainstream Japanese sedan. Honda Prelude, but was not included on the New Zealand-assembled versions.
Amazingly, the oil still looked decent when I changed it. They were not worlds apart. When they make a better car, it usually defines a new class. So did a man, who was loading a couple of dogs into his Volvo 240 wagon, and a couple chugging by in a dilapidated Ford Escort five-door. The shape lends itself to the wagon style extremely well in my opinion. Someone tried to steal it.
Likewise, in the used market, these Accords were way more desirable than a Lumina or Acclaim, and prices reflected that fact. Interior was very high quality. A gold finish kit was added. Three colors were offered for the 10th Anniversary Edition: Frost White, Granada Black Pearl, and Arcadia Green Pearl. With nary a blind spot, thanks to narrow structural pillars all around and plenty of glass, it was a breeze to dart between the lanes. The cloth-and-plastic interior is free of screens and gewgaws that distract and detract from the driving experience. Had I driven it or owned one over a number of years, no doubt I would have liked it quite a bit more.
Quality reinforces the next new car buy, but marketing does as well. The mount contained two fluid filled chambers separated by a computer controlled valve. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Both the sedan and coupe received distinctive 15-inch alloy wheels as well. Time passed and they needed the space. It wont break down if you treat it right.
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. The sedans received restyled shortened taillights with inverted amber turn signal and backup light positions. This is my favorite generation Accord, as it was still a very lithe and light and nippy car, yet quite refined too. What buyers saw in this Accord wagon was effectively a bulletproof family vehicle, and smart owners treated it as such. Find an inventory of used 1991 Honda Accord car and truck parts from 100+ top auto dismantlers, modern junkyards and used parts dealers. The most gorgeous Accord yet.