Every time I run into a first-generation Accord, I can’t help but wonder if it’s the last one still on the road here. The pristine blue one I wrote up for a full CC is still around, but now sports a nasty dent, and otherwise looks worse for wear. I suspect the usual: Kids inherit them from great Aunt Millie or such, who kept it in the garage and hardly ever drove it and then, a few years later, it’s shot. I hadn’t seen this one before. It’s looking quite hale and hearty, so maybe there are still more Aunt Millies out there with pampered Accords to replenish the supply. It would be hard to imagine a time when there aren’t any left. The Corolla? No worries; there’s a half-century’s worth of them still around.
– August 22, 2012