What do you demand in a car above all else? Fuel economy, driving comfort, handling and looks are just a few of the qualities that might come to mind. But how about history? Is it important to you to drive a car that has stories to tell, famous moments to share and 30-plus years of evolution to remember? Ask some of the 30,000 people who bought a Honda Accord in August of this year, and the answer might just be a resounding yes.[i]
The Accord has hit many milestones since it first appeared on the market in 1976. Notably, it was the best-selling Japanese car in the U.S. for 15 years straight — a testament to the Accord’s appeal to the American driver.[ii] If you’ve watched the Accord mature through the years, you likely developed a soft spot for certain body styles, trim packages or model years. Let’s take a brief look back at the Accord’s history and see how those cars of years past stack up to today’s Honda Accord.