1995 Honda Accord SiR
Available for: $14,495
The Honda market in the land of the rising sun is utterly insane. The Japanese community loves their Civics and Accords and vehicles like this 1995 SiR are some of the most desirable and rare JDM vehicles we import. This Sherwood Green (G87-P) sedan is offered with a mere 152k verified and documented miles. The paint is in above-average condition and has very few blemishes and imperfections. Packing a potent VTEC engine and a manual gearbox, this practical and fun platform lets you have your cake and eat it, too. This CD6 is perfect for the Honda die-hard who understands how rare and special this Accord truly is, yet still wants a daily driver. Safe, spacious, affordable, sporty, and stylish, it's hard to deny this Honda is a Japanese Classic.
Honda had a reputation during this era for building quality interiors, and this car is a perfect example of the brand's commitment to durability, ergonomics, and safety. The view of the road ahead is unobstructed and visibility is decent compared to modern day vehicles which have thick A-Pillars and high beltlines. Cabin upgrades include a MoMo shift knob and RAZO aluminum pedals. The dash is in good shape and lacks any cracking or distortion. Unlike many older imports, this model includes a passenger front SRS airbag for added reassurance. The driver receives plenty of power equipment too, which makes daily use carefree. An electric sunroof, power windows, power-folding mirrors, and electric locks all work as advertised except for the mirror adjustments, which must be done manually. A power driver's seat and telescoping wheel allow whoever is behind the wheel to attain ultimate comfort, and all the switchgear is at hand. The factory audio was upgraded overseas to a USB-equipped Alpine head unit. The audio quality is decent thanks to some Clarion speakers, but we do prefer hearing the VTEC scream instead! The seats are quite supportive and upholstered in a soft gray cloth. Aside from some light staining, they lack any major rips, holes, or tears. Tons of headroom is on hand and the headliner, door cards, and carpets are in average shape. We did want to note there were some small cuts in the rear parcel shelf and some cloth separation on the driver's sun visor, but at 25 years old, it's admittedly a bit of nitpicking. The automatic climate control is simple to use and blows cold A/C on demand. The heat also works flawlessly and this Accord would make a killer winter steed. The trunk is sizable and includes a spare tire and additional storage can be found in the large glovebox and center console.
This spicy SiR is a blast to scoot about in because of the drivetrain. Powered by the legendary H22A, this four-door is fresh off a recent oil and filter service. A new 12v battery aids ignition and the four-banger starts up promptly and idles with confidence. One of our trained technicians also replaced a bad PCV valve with a new one, before we Virginia state safety inspected this turn-key ride. Utilizing VTEC, this Accord sounds great at high RPM and accelerates well. Torque is fed to the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox (P2T4). Shifts are crisp and lack any hitches or grinding. The suspension feels predictable and compliant for daily use and the brakes are sharp and tidy. The ABS no longer works and the light is illuminated on the dash, which is a common issue with these, but it's hard to complain about the mechanicals otherwise. The 17" Work CR Kai alloys complete the aesthetic and contrast against the green paint to add a bit of pop. Best of all, they are wrapped in new Falken rubber at all four corners. They quiet down the ride noticeably and will last for tens of thousands of miles 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 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.