1993 Honda Acty
Stock Number: 4513
Kei vans bring a smile to everyone's face, regardless if you're are a car person or not. The proportions mirror full-size haulers, yet the overall length is less than ten and a half feet. This Slate Gray 1993 Acty is offered with only 24K verified miles on the chassis. The body is in good shape except for a scuff on the front bumper, and a few minor dings and scratches associated with normal use. Touting a zingy, rear-mounted 660cc engine, a five-speed manual, and plenty of room for four this van is fun to drive and can be parked anywhere.
The cabin is typical Honda, with decent ergonomics and a logical layout. The materials utilized don't feel cheap like other Kei vehicles and the interior was obviously well cared for in Japan. With seeming feet of headroom, the front two seats can accommodate six-footers with ease. An adjustable column helps with this, and the front seats do slide forwards and back. The dash is in good shape and doesn't suffer from any cracking or age-related wear. The view ahead is crystal clear and the cab-over design lends itself to premium visibility. Fitted with electronic locking hatch, fold-flat seating, and capable A/C system, the Acty has a surprising amount of equipment. The front buckets are in good shape, and the tan cloth is robust enough to hold up to some abuse. Like the rear seats, they lack any major rips, stains, or tears and are comfortable on long cruises. The manual windows, front and rear roll down if you want some natural ventilation and a set of OEM rain guards keep in-vehicle turbulence down. The interior isn't perfect, and there are some light cargo area carpet stains and the OEM audio isn't functional. On the positive side, the OEM manual are included in the sale, located in the glovebox.
Simplicity is a strong suit of this Acty van, and the 660cc three-cylinder and five-speed manual make ownership a snap. Parts are cheap and readily available, and the Acty is just as reliable as any other Honda. The engine has a fresh semi-synthetic oil service just performed and turns over quickly with a twist of the key. Acceleration isn't as slow as you might think as the gearing ratio is quite close. Sustained freeway drives aren't necessarily recommended, but the gearing is such that the speeds are attainable. The gearbox shifts and is should and the rear wheels are sent all the power. The suspension is sturdy enough for daily driving and the brakes stop this bantamweight van down without a sweat. The six-spoke alloys are all wrapped in new all-season rubber that can handle dry and wet conditions and deliver all the grip you need.
*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.