People can look at the same facts and draw different conclusions. Or why Chevy creamed both Ford and Plymouth in 1961-1964? Americans making money, buying stuff, paying my salary via taxes… I tried to get my girlfriend to consider a new 95 Contour…. Called again the day I was going to see it. Oh, and stop shouting, bro. I have never and yes this would be anecdotal heard of anyone trading in an Accord or Camry for a Spirit or Lumina.
Installing clutch hose and pipes: 2-3 Hours. It was really my first hands-on exposure to a mainstream Japanese sedan. All Accords sold in North America came with a completely new all aluminium 2. They were not worlds apart. The most gorgeous Accord yet. I was not impressed at the time riding in it. I eventually came to really respect these because they seemed to have solved the body rust problems that had given Honda the rustbucket reputation that they had previously had, and because I met or heard of so many people who racked up insanely high miles on them with few mechanical problems.
I got there and they were telling me the car was in the body shop and trying to sell me a similar car but double the price. But not all was perfect. For example, the F150, the Silverado, the Ram, the Tundra, and the Titan are all about the same in form and function, yet the Ford has the better reputation and it shows in the used market. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Mainly, they came with more features standard, or upgraded over the base option offered in the American cars.
A gold finish kit was added. 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. A practical, good handling car. While conservative in appearance, the fourth generation Accord looked and felt expensive within its size and price class for its time. The 1993 sedan was available in two colors: Cashmere Silver Metallic and Geneva Green Pearl, both with Ivory interior. The front fascia retains all of its factory styling elements, but the factory fastback design has been replaced for a heightened roof and a more spacious boot. Like the Dodge Dart, they never should have stopped making these.
Sure you can drive the domestic ones for many years for low cost, but they are just not in the same league. There were only two generations of Accord wagons, this being the first. What domestic would you compare against an Accord for these qualities? The sedans received restyled shortened taillights with inverted amber turn signal and backup light positions. At low engine speeds, fluid is routed through the valve damping vibration. Far better handling, visibility, quality of materials and just all around excellent. In many ways, the fourth generation Honda Accord was the Accord that a German automaker would have built.
She likes the automatic, though I would prefer a manual, if they even make them that way anymore. It was, I believe, the most trouble-free, reliable car I have ever experienced. Once people moved away from the Big Three in that segment they were mostly gone for good. The rear doors have been replaced for a set of larger doors at the front, naturally, and overall the body looks a bit more well proportioned. The mount contained two fluid filled chambers separated by a computer controlled valve.
Not as smooth a ride but tossable and competent. They can tell an attractive or reliable car from an unattractive or unreliable one. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. No, but it is what it is. The aluminum bed or the new funky tailgates simply differentiate them, and we will see how they affect the long term lives of these models. As far as I remember, the main difference to me was in width. Likewise, in the used market, these Accords were way more desirable than a Lumina or Acclaim, and prices reflected that fact.
What is 'easy' about a manual conversion? The shape lends itself to the wagon style extremely well in my opinion. But as I got older the cleaner design won me over, and it has stood the test of time. Accords, included a driver's side airbag as standard equipment. Part of marketing is building an attractive car. Holyrider wrote:the easiest way to solve all the problems is to do the 5spd change over.
And how are the Big 3 Camcord competitors doing now? Expressive if quirky styling, utility and refinement! The great buying public would drive a 1957 Studebaker Scotsman if they thought it was the popular choice. Pedal and Clutch Master installation: 2-3 Hours. 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. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. I see where people can be and often are heavily swayed in their decisions based on marketing. This was one of the first U. Very nice driving car, and really great visibility because of the low beltline and thin roof pillars.
Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. However, I do not believe that the converse is anywhere near as true. I really cannot think of a model that is leaps and bounds better than most of its competition. Do you want to make a second list showing the 4-speed automatics from the Big 3 for their Accord-Camry competitors in 1983? SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Paying over sticker for a reworked Neon, which was a bastion of greatness, right? This Accord was too Americanized for me. Honda Prelude, but was not included on the New Zealand-assembled versions.