1995 Accord SiR CD6
The Accord has always been a defining model in the midsize sedan segment. While some may argue that four doors are going the way of the dinosaur, models like this 1995 Accord SiR are great reminders of why Honda has had such great success with the nameplate to this day. While our USDM offerings fell short on power and equipment, this Japanese market example came beefed up from the factory with Honda's big block H22A! Finished in a custom Sonic Grey Pearl (NH877P) the darker hue does wonders for this Accord's classic bodylines. Complemented by a set of OEM fog lights, refinished factory alloys and fresh off a recent inspection and service by our trained technicians, this sleeper sedan is ready for a long and fruitful life on US shores. With 110k miles on the clock she's barely broken in as far as these little Hondas are concerned. The CD6 Accord is reliable, economical, and built to last, and this Japanese Classic is sure to honor that reputation.
Inside the cabin, the interior design is familiar and inviting. The grey cloth upholstery is in good nick, showing no major rips, tears, or bolster wear to note. Aside from some light age-related discoloration throughout, there's not much to turn your nose up at for a 25 year old cockpit, and the driver even benefits from power seat height adjustment and a tilt adjustable steering column as well. The dash is trimmed in a matching grey vinyl, which shows no signs of cracking, fading, or pesky peeling, and the remainder of the interior plastics don't seem too worse for the wear either, down to the tortoise-patterned lower dash trim. The center stack frames Pioneer audio, and a fully functional automatic climate control unit. For those in warmer climates, Cold A/C is easily accessible at the push of a button, with hot heat on the ready if needed. For a daily sedan, all the power amenities you'd expect are on tap. Power windows, locks, and even power folding mirrors are fully operational, although we must note the passenger window retracts a bit slowly. This classic midsize sedan has no issues transporting three additional passengers and some extra cargo space is available in the boot if needed. The headliner and carpet are in decent nick overall, although we'd like to point out some light staining akin to the rest of the interior fabric. Overall, the interior condition is certainly nothing to turn your nose up at, and some puncturing and staining on the rear speaker deck is the only serious defect to note. For those passionate about their vehicle's history we've included the factory carpeted floor mats as well!
Under the bonnet, Honda's H22A is a sight rarely seen in anything outside of Prelude models, but in Japan this powerhouse 4 banger came as standard equipment! Featuring oodles of down low torque and a pronounced VTEC punch up top, these motors are as easy to service as they are fun to drive! Ours fires up swiftly with the twist of a key, care of a fresh 12v battery that was also installed to properly test the alternator. It doesn't take long for this one to settle into a smooth idle, and a fresh oil and filter service ensures you won't lose a drop of necessary lubrication. Staying in true Honda fashion, not much was needed here in the shop to get her up to snuff, with a replacement of the serpentine belts being the only piece of preventative maintenance required. A new distributor also helps keep the ignition in check. Surprisingly quick in stock form, this Accord shoots up to highway speeds in a jiffy, and is a great around town cruiser thanks to a smooth shifting automatic gearbox. To shore up the drivetrain a bit, a replacement of both front axles was in order, and she now rides right as rain. The suspension is plenty compliant for daily driving, soaking up road imperfections large and small with ease, and the brakes can easily slow this one to a halt if needed. For a Japanese Classic Honda, it doesn't get much better than this if you're looking for a reliable chariot for daily duty with a bit of added zest. We've even wrapped the alloys in fresh Falken rubber, sure to deliver plenty of grip for the road ahead.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.