©2007 Honda via Wieck The introduction of the Accord four-door wagon in 1991 boosted Honda sales. That year's Toyota Camry was little changed, as was the market-leading Ford Taurus, so being all new was a sales asset. Transmissions were also new: a five-speed manual and optional four-speed automatic. Most 1990 Honda Accord sedans and all coupes sold in the U. If the noise is still present after additive was installed, the right-side end seal on the steering rack will have to be replaced.
Per Honda policy, the Accord offered no factory options, the various models being priced separately according to transmission manual or automatic and equipment level. Honda Accord Safety Recalls 1990, 1991: Front seatbelt release buttons can break and pieces can fall inside. Honda would follow up for '91 with the first-ever Accord wagons, thus belatedly answering those two rivals. Consumer Guide had named the Accord a Best Buy on many occasions, and did so again for 1990. Also continued were front-wheel drive and a transversely mounted four-cylinder engine, but the familiar 2. ©2007 Honda via Wieck A complete redesign in 1990 moved the Accord into the midsize category.
Find out why, and learn about our other top new-car values. Honda said American-built Accords were over 70 percent domestic by content, including labor, a point made to answer criticism that rising demand for all Japanese cars not just Honda's was costing jobs in the American auto industry. Continuing to evolve at an unusually rapid pace, the 1990 Honda Accord started another four-year design cycle for this popular car. Click here to see the 2007 Honda Accord hybrid and other. Accord had taken some knocks for not having an available V6 engine like most other midsize cars.
Four-door sedans and two-door coupes returned, but not the sloped-roof two-door hatchback coupes. Consumers had shown a marked preference for airbags over motorized shoulder belts, and twin inflatable restraints would soon be universal. It wore specific rear-end styling with a single-piece liftgate. This practice would continue into the future. The main change was at the front, where exposed headlights replaced hidden flip-up lamps. The Vigor proved a much tougher sell, however, though it would lead to more-popular midrange Acuras. ©2007 Honda via Wieck Critics praised the overall quality of the 1990 Accord.
The 1992 Acura Vigor was basically a stretched Accord with slightly different styling, a five-cylinder inline engine, and upscale trim and features. Both included unique alloy wheels, leather upholstery, and premium Bose audio system, but the sedan was the only '93 Accord equipped with a passenger-side airbag. The wagon, designed in the U. The automatic now featured electronic shift control and two shift modes: Normal and Sport. See the next page to find out about the 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 Accord, a generation that saw, among other things, continued advancements in styling. .
With the American market becoming ever more affluent, Honda became the first import brand to offer a separate luxury line, launching the Acura nameplate in 1988. Styling was evolutionary, so tailored bodylines and a glassy superstructure continued. Sport improved acceleration by delaying upshifts to higher rpm than in Normal mode. . . . .
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