1990 Honda RWD Acty
This 1990 Honda Street Acty is the true definition of what a little, urban, runabout should be. Its capable cargo volume, great fuel economy, and fun demeanor make it a blast to drive and own. It can be used as city hauler, marketing vehicle, or tiny adventure van. 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. Being a one owner vehicle, with only 15K verified miles, you'd expect it to drive well; and it doesn't disappoint. All of the outer panels line up great and are free of any large dents or dings. The Metallic Silver paint shows well for a car of this vintage. Minus some surface abrasions which have been buffed by the passenger side, the paint is in above average shape. Even the charcoal colored plastic is well hydrated, and the front bumper shows little wear, compared to many other Honda Street's which have faded over the years. The tiny 12 inch wheels, shod with OE plastic covers, are included giving the little van an early 90's aesthetic along with a few Japanese decals we have left untouched.
Since the Acty was primarily designed for functionality the interior is where it really shines. 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. The speakers function well, but the OEM radio has little functionality within the USA. Adjacent to the radio sits a manual climate control system, which includes functional A/C and heat. 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 RWD layout provides better pickup and longer gearing than the 4WD model. This small detail makes driving the Kei van on freeways more tolerable and also improves fuel economy. The steering is light, unassisted, and very precise. Our expert technicians, who inspect and maintain all of our vehicles, have given the car an oil change, and we have performed the state mandated Virginia safety inspection. The 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.