1990 Honda Acty Street
The 1990 Honda Acty Street G 4WD is the definition of what a small, urban, runabout should be. Its surprisingly capable cargo volume, phenomenal gas mileage, and quirky good looks make it a blast to drive and own. The usefulness of this little van is seemingly endless. A city hauler, marketing vehicle, tiny adventure van, or simply just a fun commuter this unique van is capable of them all. One thing is for sure, this pint size van delivers and oversize smile to your face whenever you take it for a spin. At only 127" long and 55" wide this compact cargo carrier can squeeze just about anywhere. The van shows incredibly well considering it's purpose in life is to be a functional hauler. All of the outer panels line up great and are free of any large dents or dings. The Greenish Silver paint shows well for a car of this vintage and is in above average shape. However, there are some minor door dings and the clear coat on the top left corner of the roof is starting to fail, a common issue on these little vans. Even the dark brown interior is in fantastic condition, compared to many other Honda Street's which have faded over the years. The tiny 12 inch factory alloy wheels and is great condition and look adorable on this G model.
The Honda Acty was primarily designed for functionality and the Street version was the more family oriented model while the G designation includes fancy upgrades like painted bumpers and those OEM alloy wheels we mentioned earlier. However, the interior still remains extremely versatile. Loading and unloading is exceptionally easy. The full rear hatch opens completely parallel with the roof making loading up cargo a breeze. With two full size sliding doors passengers can easily scoot in and out. The seat material is in better than average shape, and offer some nifty storage options. The same can be said for the door cards, which are color matched and in good condition, along with durable carpeting. Up front, the driver and passenger experience great visibility thanks to the cab over axle design. Behind the front passengers the Acty has lots to offer. For those times when you don't need the back seats they can be folded completely flat giving you 6' of usable space. Unlike most traditional vans the sliding doors actually do have roll down windows to aid rear passenger air circulation. In respect to the passenger cabin behind the driver, the carpet is fantastic shape, and is surprising spacious. The headliner area has the normal scuffs and scratches you expect for a 25 year old light duty hauler and features an interior floor panel by the rear axle allows for easy access to service the engine.
Part of what makes the Kei trucks so practical is the fact that the E07A 656cc 3 cylinder is mounted below the rear cargo deck. The mighty, twelve valve, 3 cylinder has the ability to pull 50 mpg and still get you down the highway. The noise its makes is particularly cool, and is climbs above 7k rpm without a hesitation. The 4WD layout provides even more versatility over it's RWD counterpart. The steering is light, unassisted, and very precise. This Street fires right up and idles smoothly. The clutch engages cleanly and shifts smoothly through all 5 forward speeds of the manual transmission. Reverse works well, and a rear wiper and backup beepers make sure the Honda can safely find a rearward parking location. The brakes are very quick to react to inputs, and the feather light hauler stops abruptly. With such a small turn radius, the unassisted yet light steering is wonderful in the city. The factory suspension is well sorted and handles bumps without feeling unstable despite it's short wheelbase.
The little Acty punches above its weight, delivering useful storage and unique styling. This demure little workhorse is ready to go, and eager to find a new garage. Make this your turn key Japanese Classic today!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.