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#19 of 28 Hi Folks - Honda Accord History
Feb 22, 2002 (8:23 am)
From Edmunds' Generations section, here's the complete story of the Honda Accord from 1976 to the current generation: A Honda Accord History, by John DiPietro. Let us know what you think.
1977 Accord Hatchback (Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Company, Inc.)
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#20 of 28 Long time Ford guy goes Honda in 1984
Feb 23, 2002 (5:15 am)
My Dad drove only Fords from 1968 until 1984 (Chevys before that) and wouldn't look at anything else ... well in 1984, while have a front coil spring replaced, the local garage dumped his beloved 81 T-bird off the ramp and killed it. Since they needed a car right away, I agreed to take Mom & Dad around to the local dealerships ... of course, Dad wanted to go look only at Fords, but I discreetly stopped at the local Honda dealership along the way, claiming "it doesn't cost anything to look". Well, of course, Mom spied a little burgundy colored 84 Accord 3-dr on the floor, fell in love and wouldn't budge until Dad (reluctantly) signed the papers. Well, long story short ... it's now 18 years later and Dad is still a Honda man ... he's had 4 Accords over the years (an 84, an 87, a 91 and a 94) and loved every one of 'em. He now drives a 98 CR-V and says it's the best vehicle he's ever owned ... probably a Honda guy for life I'd say ...
#22 of 28 1985 Accord Hatchback
Aug 11, 2002 (3:00 pm)
Its nice to see a few messages relating to older Hondas.
My son just purchased a 1985 Accord Hatchback 5-speed. This will be the 6th. Honda our family has purchased. The car came from PA and has very little rust. We live in Upstate NY where normally an '85 is loaded with rust. This car needed a clutch and the previous owner had just bought a new Hyundi. She originally was asking $500 for it. After explaining to her that a new clutch would set me back around 5-$600, she agreed to let it go for $300. My mechanic did the job for $490.00. Now the 2dr. Hatchback is running perfect! My son has plans to knock out a few dents and repaint it Subaru WX electric blue. As $ permits, he wants to install new rims, lower profile tires and a sportier exhaust.
I think new and older Hondas are fast becoming "thee car" kids want to "fix up" these days! Have you seen what they're doing to Hondas lately?
P.S. The Accord has 142K. Motor runs sweetly.
Aug 11, 2002 (4:09 pm)
The '89 hatchbacks might have been rare in their last year, but weren't they pretty much identical to the '88 hatchbacks, of which there are a million and one around (at least here, in CA)? Surely, Honda did not make big changes in that final year when they knew they were about to replace the model anyway?
In '88 Accords, we run about 1/3 coupe, 1/3 sedan and 1/3 hatchback around here. Like I say, there are plenty of them around here, and I have never noticed any difference between 88-89, and I know you could get them fuel-injected in '88.
Oct 10, 2002 (10:08 am)
#26 of 28 1984 Honda Accord Hatchback
Feb 08, 2003 (5:05 pm)
Hi everyone my Grandparents receantly bought me a 1984 Honda Accord Hatchback. I've done alot of work on it already such as improve the stereo system. etc. Its in perfect condition with only 105k miles. I am going to be redoing the exhaust and i was curious if anyone could suggest a muffler to use. Brands or any info period. Also i am going to be replacing the engine any suggestions on that? Thanks
#27 of 28 Hi Guitarboy1- Welcome to the Hatchbacks board!
Feb 09, 2003 (11:35 am)
If you don't get a response here soon, you should try asking your question in our Maintenance and Repair message board. If you can't find an appropriate discussion there, feel free to start up a new one. Good luck, and please keep us posted on your Honda Accord experience.
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#28 of 28 Last call.
Aug 04, 2003 (9:38 am)
Since there has been no activity here for quite some time, this discussion will soon be closed and archived.
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