1995 Accord Wagon 2.2 VTEC
The Accord was a perennial 10-best Car and Driver award winner here in the US, and for good reason. The model was practical, safe, roomy, and fun to drive for a front-drive chassis. This 1995 sports some sweet upgrades, and boasts a low cost of ownership and an affordable entry price. This Sherwood Green Pearl (G-78P-3) example, is fresh off a recent service and is offered with a mere 70k verified and documented miles. Aside from a few scuffs, dings, and chips, the paint is in fine shape and this lowered CE-1 is set off by a set of Enkei alloys, OEM rainguards, a sporty factory front optional lip, and a subtle aftermarket mesh grill. Useful and unique, this Japanese Classic wagon is a special estate and one heck of a multifaceted vehicle. As a wonderful daily driver, capable commuter, and comfortable kid hauler, this Honda is a tough value to beat!
The cabin is filled with premium material and it was obviously cared for in a prior life. The driver benefits from a tilt-adjustable steering column and an SRS airbag. The dashboard lacks any cracking or distortion aside from some tiny blemishes from a prior navigation mount. The center stack features a centrally mounted automatic climate control system and a Pioneer radio upgrade. The automatic climate control is simple to use and features piping hot heat and cold A/C. The audio system also works like a charm and blasts all the tunes to get you jamming. Other electric equipment includes power windows, power locks, and power mirrors, which all work in typical Honda fashion aside from the power folding function of the side mirrors. The gray cloth seats steal the show and match the door cards which contrast against the darker interior hues of the Accord. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears and are soft to the touch. The carpets and headliner are in fine shape and have resisted major abuse over the past quarter century. Even the OEM security shade is still sitting in the hatch and can be deployed to shield your precious personals from prying eyes.
Built to stand the test of time, these Accords are powered by the punchy and efficient F22B. This four-banger is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts immediately care of a new 12v battery and new fuel filter. While it was up on the lift one of our trained techs gave the F-series a bit of a refresh. New front and rear main seals were installed and we resealed the oil pan so that the new owner could hit the road and take this little Honda for a road trip. Equipped with VTEC, this durable 2.2L is mated to a slick-shifting automatic gearbox. New CV boots up front allow power to be fed to the front wheels and the estate is peppy around town and cruises effortlessly down the highway. The brakes feel tight and tidy and can reel this ride down to manageable speeds when called upon. The suspension provides plenty of insulation against pavement imperfections. It is a tad firmer than stock thanks to a set of JIC lowering springs but the tradeoff between ride and appearance is worthwhile, in our opinion. It's predictable and can handle the rigors of daily use and abuse. The power steering is light and on point and grip comes from four new all-season Falkens that we have mounted and balanced at all four corners. The new rubber not only quiets down the ride but will provide tens of thousands of miles of life to come.
*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.