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Honda Accord, Hatchback
Aug 06, 2000 (7:32 pm)
My grandson wants to buy my 89 Honda Accord LX-i
hatchback/coupe(?), (called 3 door by the
dealer)but I think it is rare and a collectors item
and that he should buy my VW golf (also 89)
instead. The Honda has less than 35,000 miles.
Is my Honda a rarity? It is so sporty looking.
Aug 07, 2000 (4:22 pm)
Collector's item? Not hardly. I don't think any Accord, as good as they are, could be called a "collector's item." There are just too many of them. Although, 35,000 miles on an '89 Honda IS a rarity. Is it a 5-speed or an automatic?
#3 of 28 5 speed hatchback
Aug 07, 2000 (8:30 pm)
The hatchback is 5 speed. I thought it might become popular like a 60's Mustang eventually (although that is not why it was bought).
But if not, I guess I probably should sell it before it loses any more value. It is NOT an easy car to get in and out of when you have a bad back!
Thanks for your reply!!
Aug 08, 2000 (2:12 am)
How much are you asking for the Honda? Where do you live? I may be interested. Any rust on the body? e-mail me if you want: only1harryaol.com
Aug 08, 2000 (2:11 pm)
I was going to ask the same thing! Harry beat me to it.
#6 of 28 Price for hatchback
Aug 08, 2000 (4:46 pm)
In my pre-research dreams I had thought it would be worth about 10K. I guess thats a little high, and the reason for my ? was to find out a fair price - but on the other hand it is almost perfect - theres one scratch near the driver side key done by a malevolent stranger person and one small dent on the bottom of the hatchback lid where the garage door came down on it. It's been in the garage almost all the time - We haven't even washed it often so the burgundy color is still good. The car is in New Mexico, sorta far from where you are I bet. Interior is ivory, clean. But what do you think is a fair price?
#7 of 28 PS re price
Aug 08, 2000 (4:48 pm)
NO RUST. NM is too dry. NO color fading either.
Aug 08, 2000 (5:36 pm)
The best place to find a fair price would either be right here on Edmunds or at www.kbb.com. Honestly, '89 Accords don't get much; there are just too many of them. However, the condition and especially mileage will be definite plusses.
#9 of 28 $10k + or - for an '89 Accord?
Aug 12, 2000 (5:05 pm)
Although having only 35k miles is a plus, I wouldn't expect much more than $4500 for an '89 Accord. They're not rare at all, I see 3-door Accords all the time out here in L.A. With the low miles you could look for a max of $6000 on a good day with a desperate, cash-laden buyer. I can't imagine anyone giving you anymore, even though Hondas are quite popular these days. Of course a very silly friend of mine bought a '92 Accord for $14k a few years back. I told him he got ripped off, but he didn't believe me. Now he's trying to get rid of the thing...at least he can't say I didn't tell him.
#10 of 28 89 Accord Hatchbacks
Aug 13, 2000 (4:28 pm)
Are VERY rare! Very few were built in the final year for those. The LXi is the most desirable especially with an automatic.
Not a collectable, just a very nice car!