1991 Honda Accord EX Sedan with 394,057 miles

Honda began using the six-digit odometer in its American-market cars in the 1982 model year, much later than Mercedes-Benz and Volvo but before most Detroit manufacturers acknowledged that most cars would probably exceed 100,000 total miles in their lifetime, and Hondas is always very good together. Keep. This means that I check any canceled Hondas odometer of the 1980s / 1990s that I see during my Junkyard trip, in the hope that I will find one with an exceptionally high final odometer reading. As a result of that search, this fourth generation has been accorded Almost A car discovered in a cemetery in Northern California has reached the 400k-mile mark in his three-decade career.

We’ve seen some Hondas in the Junkyard James series with significantly higher final odometer figures, including a ’93 Civic with 300k miles, an ’89 Civic with 308k miles, a ’95 Integra with 342k miles and an ’83 Accord mile with 411k miles, actual It is unusual to find a junk Honda product with it Less More than 150,000 miles it).

These cars tend to rust quickly in summer areas full of street salt and waterlogged humidity, but this is a San Francisco Bay Area car that probably spent most of its life in California (not too close to the ocean yet, which could be some real corrosion scary stories). .

In the early 1990s, the Accord was available in America for 15 years – a six-year jump in the camera – and was firmly established as an intelligent vehicle that would last for many years if treated properly.

The “well-treated” part is important, which is why I find most junkyard cars with unreasonably high miles to be clean and cared for. There Is The exception, of course, is that the type of car owner who takes care of all the maintenance items on the point also tends to keep the car in decent cosmetic shape. This is certainly the case here; The interior shows faded furnishings and some damage caused by Jankia’s shopkeepers, but no signs of abuse or neglect.

Since this car is a second-to-top-trim-level EX, it has 2,156cc straight-making 130 horsepower. The Accord SE received a haircut version of the engine with 140 horsepower, while the inferior DX and LX Accords received only 125 horsepower in 1991. The Americans did not get an Accord with a V6 until the 1995 model year

Do you need a manual transmission to cross the 300,000 mile mark? Absolutely not!

Honda began building the Accord next to their motorcycle plant in Ohio in 1982, but it began life at the Siama Automobile Plant in Japan.

“One of the most amazing features of the Accord is its ability to take you into the future.” Today’s Junkyard Gem must have accomplished that feat.

Poor Danny, polishing what a new Mazda MX-6 might look like, learns that the Accord is again at the top of the American car sales chart.

Naturally, this generation of the Accord has received even better advertising in its homeland.

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