1986 Honda Accord Overview


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Based on 22 reviews

Fanominal, Outstanding,flat Out Imprest by wcrider62
 — this car can take punishment. Im not nown for being easy on my cars and i havent been on this one ,and the responce i get from it is , give me more,.. Ive been in mud and cant belive i didnt get stuc... Read More
My Baby!!! by Gregory
 — My first real investment in a car. Paid $3000 for it in 1995. Kept it until 1999 when I sold it and moved back to Barbados. Sold it to a friend who had it impounded. Damn shame. Treated her better tha... Read More
Inexpensive Transportation, Character After All These Years, Yup Its Still Rolling, Look At It by robbieyh
 — Great car, superior Japanese reliabilty, awesome hatchback, fun to drive, zippy engine, and good gas mileage. Rolling on 13" wheels and there's a lot of rust due to northeast weather. Many of my parts... Read More

1986 Honda Accord Overview

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1986 Honda Accord

Low-profile, fast, comfortable, a lot of car for not a lot of money — these are just some of the things that 1986 Honda Accord buyers are saying 20 years later.

This year ushered in the third generation of the bigger and better Honda Accords that had become extremely popular over the past 10 years.  

New in this '86 Accord generation was the wheelbase and overall length, along with the car's weight.  A redesign also took place, and made, according to some, a "sleeker" look that carried with it better aerodynamics, which helped make a quieter ride.  In addition, the double wishbone suspension was added as well, to offer even more precise handling to accompany the quiet ride.

A much-talked about new feature was the pop-up headlights that many seemed to like.

The engines were made in the "bigger and better" style as well, increasing to 100 horsepower produced by 1.8 to 2.0 liter engines and the car became nicknamed the "poor man's BMW."

It's interesting to note as an aside that the popularity of the Honda Accords and Civics had now created the need for Honda of America Manufacturing to begin production on a second assembly line at its Ohio plant.

The Accord had become known as a dependable and economical car that could fit a family and a family's budget.  Most adored it and very few had any complaints at all.


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