Vintage Review: Toyota Corona and Honda Accord – Two Road Tests, 1979

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Taken from R&Ts May 1979 issue, these two Japanese cars are the same- or are they?

 

I thought they deserved a post, since to me these are THE ultimate CCs. I mean, when did you last see any of these still in motion? Also, interesting that those tests should be published in the same issue that hailed the Citation and the GM X-cars, which could well be considered competitors to the Corona and Accord.

 

 

First, the Corona:

 

 

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I love how in last paragraph, one of their testers says: “This car is about as interesting as a 1962 Chevy”…

 

Now read the Accord’s Road Test:

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Well, the Honda gets to be on top. Maybe I shouldn’t compare them. After all, R&T didn’t- those Road Tests were held and published apart. It looked to me like they had too much in common to be addressed separately.