Honda Accord, 1976-present

Look around you next time you’re driving. Those anonymous tan and silver four-doors? They’re Honda Accords. Perhaps you’re in one! Combine best-selling status with reliability — a nice virtuous cycle — and you get ubiquity. Exactly what it is about Honda that provides such durability is the subject of debate (and much corporate espionage) but surely some of it has to do with the fact that it’s Honda Motor Company. They put their engines and engineering first. The smaller Honda Civic shares much of the toughness but is more likely to be modified to look flashier and run louder, with maintenance simultaneously neglected.
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