I hate to ask this rhetorical question yet again because I know the answer…but I have to do it. Why…oh why are all of the preserved low mile equipped classics equipped with nausea inducing slushbox autotragic transmissions? We know the answer. It is simple. If the car had a manual gearbox, the owner would have driven it more than 2 miles a day because it would have been enjoyable to do it. But…here is yet ANOTHER sloppy slushbox survivor from the 80s. Find this 1987 Honda Accord DX Coupe offered for $5,800 in Old Saybrook, CT via craigslist.
Seeing a car like this reminds me that Honda made some great manual transmission equipped cars back in the 1990s and this one is…whoa…2010? Are you serious? A 6-speed manual in a 2-door Honda coupe in 2010? Hang on. Consults various interweb sources of information. This is the 8th generation Accord, 2008-2012 and obviously it was available with a stick, it was replaced with the 9th gen Accord 2013-2017 which was also available with a 6-speed in the i-4 and V6 coupe, which was then replaced by the 10th generation Accord which started in 2018 and was available with a 6-speed in a sedan (the coupe was discontinued) until the 2021 model year when Honda made the Accord only available with some terrible CVT or a 10-speed-slushbox. We only have ourselves to blame because instead of driving new cars we’ve been tooling around in old depreciated manual-gearbox BMWs and 60s muscle cars but I still weep for the future of mankind. Find this 2010 Honda Accord Coupe offered for $8,600 in Sunnyvale, CA via craigslist.
The third generation Honda Accord hatchback is was built from 1985 through 1989 and it features a few things that other accords didn’t have including…double wishbone front and rear suspension, and pop-up headlights. Guess which one of those features is gonna get you more points at the next classic 80s Japanese car show? Find this 1987 Honda Accord offered for $5,500 in New York via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car comes from the year 1983, which was the year of the theatrical release of Return of the Jedi and the year of the first mobile cell telephone call. If that doesn’t sound very long enough — check your calendar. This car left the factory 38 years ago. So if anyone looks at it like a potential cheap daily driver, remember it is a classic. Not that you couldn’t drive it every single day, but then I know people who drive vintage Beetles every day, so can be a daily or a classic. One last thought — forward hinged hoods rule. Find this 1983 Honda Accord offered for $5,400 in San Mateo, CA via craigslist.
The 2nd generation Honda Accord was sold from 1982 through 1985 in the USA and these things were everywhere. Honda was selling so many of these things that they decided to build them in the USA. Starting in 1983, most Accords sold east of the Rockies were assembled in a plant in Marysville, Ohio. It appears this one was originally sold in CT, so it is probably one of those Marysville Accords, but it does look in great shape for the age. Find this 1985 Honda Accord offered for $6,450 in Voluntown, CT via craigslist. Tip from Carter.
It feels strange to recommend a model year 2000 Honda Accord with a slushbox auto to anyone who enjoys driving…but what if you don’t enjoy driving that much and you really just need something to get you from point A to point B and back to point A and then maybe a point C and do all of that without needing to press out differential bushings in your own garage..then…wow that is a run-on sentence. Yes, a used Honda Accord with 58k miles is still just a Honda Accord…but it is offered at one fifth the price of a new Accord and has at least half the value left in it. Find this 2000 Honda Accord offered for $5000 in Portland, OR via craigslist. Tip from Kendall.
I’ve had a number of conversations with “in the know” car guys who agree that the market for cheap (sub $4k) cars has changed in the past few years. The days of finding cars that are simply depreciated and not slammed, stanced, bashed, or bro’d for a few thousand dollars is maddeningly behind us. It […]
Our discussion the other day about craigslist, Hemmings, and BaT brought out some interesting observations on the “collector” car market and it seemed a consensus here on DT people want cheap but interesting cars that can be driven…not stupidly overpriced show queens that are only valueable if the odometer reading is kept low. (Did you […]
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: Only slightly less unexpected than the Spanish Inquisition. From the side, you wouldn’t expect anything serious going on – just an old Honda with some cheap rims. Plenty of cars out there with a few cosmetic mods and not much money under the hood, […]
The bidding on this next car is a tad optimistic. The glass isn’t just half full…the golden goblet is filled to the brim with emeralds and rubies, but wow…what an ad. The car is probably certainly terrible, but the youtube commercial is top notch. Find this 1996 Honda Accord EX bidding for something insane like $50k […]