As we’ve been proselytizing here on Japanese Nostalgic Car, the CA generation Accord is seriously underrated. When it was released reviewers absolutely loved it. Case in point: this Motorweek review from 1989.
The only negatives noted were the overly assisted power steering and its unhurried acceleration, but those issues are easily outweighed by the big feature — which was apparently a safety lock on the automatic transmission.
Honda themselves were so sure about this car they designed it in the US to export to Japan in LHD form. The review was really positive comparing the car to the Mazda MX-6 and the Probe — apparently the Probe was a competitor to the Accord Coupe. I always considered it to be Integra competition but what do I know.
If this video gets the gears turning in your head for an Accord perhaps our very first Consider The Following on the CA Accord will provide assistance in helping you find the right one. Until then Just enjoy this great Retro Review for the ’89 Accord Coupe.