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Honda Accord Mk3 (1985 - 1989)

Last updated 24 May 2013

Reliable and built to go the distance
Rust is starting to eat away at them now, problems with the air conditioning


The third generation Honda Accord adopted striking wedge shaped styling debuted in the 1984 Civic. It was a bold step into the 1980s, and as with the previous generation, was usefully larger than the previous Accord. As before, the Accord boasted a generous equipment tally in the top most models, and proved to be a sizeable commercial hit, especially in the USA.

Technically, it was a great leap over its predecessor, with an all-new double-wishbone suspension, and multi-valve engines. ABS was available as an option on the up-scale four-wheel disc brake models. The Accord was offered in several forms globally, including a stylish two-door coupe and and a three-door liftback - bot of which were denied UK buyers. The most interesting model, the three-door shooting brake Aerodeck did make it to the UK, recalling memories of the Reliant Scimitar GTE and Lancia Beta HPE... but without the unreliability and flaky electrics.

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