1978 Honda Accord Overview


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1978 Honda Accord Overview

Similar in most aspects to previous Accords, the 1978 Honda Accord still utilized the CVCC Honda engine, which helped it pass the new auto emissions tests. It came as a hatchback that looked remarkably similar to today's Civics and a four-door model. The LX version was introduced in 1978 and came standard with velour upholstery and a digital clock.

In an ironic twist, the '78 Accord was named "One of the Best 10 Cars in the U.S." by Road & Track Magazine, but was also named one of the worst cars of all time by Forbes. I guess its rating depended on whether you considered it as a new car or took a historical retrospective view.

The '78 Accord had problems with failing transmissions, trim pieces falling off, and the interior discoloring pretty quickly.

As with other older Accords, you can find lots of information online about spare parts, rebuilding, and reconditioning the cars if you're an old-car hound.


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    im using accord 78 and this car are very rare to find..need some help to upgrade my Exterior and Enterior to make my car look interesting new look..if have any iea please msn or ym me at:- eke_mal@ho...

    55 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)

    My Car..

    need some idea to make my honda 78 look new and interesting..this model are very rare to find and less idea..need to upgrade exterior and interior..if had some idea please ym or msn me at eke_mal@hot...

    60 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)

    Has Anyone Changed The Heater Core On A 1978 Accord?

    I need to change my heater core on my Accord. Is this a hard job to do and is there anything I need to watch out for? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    309 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 years ago)

    Anyone Looking For A 78 With Only 31k On It It Has Been Sitting For Some Ti...

    the person that owned it died back in 93 and it has been sitting in there driveway ever sins

    222 views with 4 answers (last answer 4 years ago)