Friday, July 15, 2011

Honda Accord SE

Honda Accord SE 1991
Car Review | Honda Accord SE | Honda reintroduced the Honda Accord SE (previously SE-i) model for 1991. It returned to the lineup without the traditional Bose high powered audio system but with an AM/FM stereo cassette 4x20 watt EX audio system; leather-trimmed steering wheel, leather seats and door panels, a fuel injected 140 hp (104 kW) engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and ABS as standard equipment. For the first time, a manual transmission was not offered in the Honda Accord SE. Two colors were available: Solaris Silver Metallic with Graphite Black interior and Brittany Blue Metallic with Ivory interior. Unlike previous editions, the 1991 Honda Accord SE was not equipped with uniquely styled alloy wheels but instead carried the EX model wheels.

Honda Accord SE 1992
Accords received a minor facelift for the 1992 model year. Honda Accord SE  trim was dropped again but left behind its 140 hp (104 kW) F22A6 engine for use in the EX model. This engine added 15 hp over the DX and LX trims and 10 hp over the 90-91 EX trim due to a further revised exhaust system. The system used the same EX-SE twin outlet muffler, a revised air intake tract, a revised camshaft and a revised intake manifold using IAB butterfly valves which open at 4600 rpm to increase air intake breathing at high rpm. It was similar in design to the 92-96 Prelude Si and VTEC models. For the 1992 and 1993 model years, the motorized shoulder belt system were replaced with a standard driver-side airbag and conventional shoulder/seatbelt arrangement for all but the center rear passenger. Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes became standard on the EX. The front and rear facias received a more rounded and updated look. Coupe and sedan models received a new grille, new headlights, clear parking lights, slightly thinner body side molding, updated wheel designs and for the first time, the EX coupe used wheels different from the EX sedan. The sedans received restyled shortened taillights with inverted amber turn signal and backup light positions. The coupe and wagon taillights though still resembled those from the 1990-1991 Accord. The coupe used the new revised inverted positioning of the signal and backup lights but the wagon taillights however remained the same as the 90-91 models. EX trim levels included a radio anti-theft function to deter stereo theft. A front driver's seat armrest was now standard on LX and EX models. Some dealer-installed accessories were dropped including the luggage rack, trunk-lip spoiler and cockpit cover. A gold finish kit was added.

Honda Accord SE 1993
In 1993, Honda introduced the 10th Anniversary Edition sedan to commemorate the 10th year of U.S. Honda Accord production. The 10th Anniversary Edition was based on the Honda Accord LX sedan but came equipped with several features not available in the LX trim. The upgrades included ABS, 4 wheel disc brakes, 16" EX coupe six spoke alloy wheels, body colored side moldings, chin spoiler, and standard automatic transmission. Three colors were offered for the 10th Anniversary Edition: Frost White, Granada Black Pearl, and Arcadia Green Pearl. The 10th Anniversary models also included the same premium seat fabric found in EX models. The Frost White and Arcadia Green cars were paired with the same interior color as their LX/EX counterparts, Blue and Ivory, respectively. The Granada Black cars were paired with Gray interior, while the Granada Black EX had Ivory interior.

Honda Accord LX 1993
Honda Accord SE returned for 1993 as both a sedan and for the first time since the 1989  Honda Accord SE-i, as a coupe. The sedan has two front airbags, the first agreement to do so. An 8 buttons, 4-speaker Bose audio system-Honda, automatic transmission, leather interior, body-color side moldings are standard. Honda Accord SE Coupe includes a rear spoiler that is a little different in design accessories dealer installed spoiler and rear wing is available. In Canada, the Honda Accord SE comes with heated front seats and heated exterior mirrors. Both the sedan and coupe have distinctive alloy wheels 15 "and all the sedan in 1991 and 1993 were made in Japan, while all Honda Accord SE coupes were produced in the U.S. The 1993 sedan is available in two colors. Cashmere Silver Metallic and Geneva Green Pearl both with the interior Coupe d'Ivoire is offered with two colors as well:. Cashmere Silver Metallic and Atlantis Blue Pearl, both again with Ivory interior.

Unfortunately, 1993 was the swan song of SE as an exclusive, high-content, limited edition model of the Honda Accord. Posterity would use the "Special Edition" label, not previously used the designation "Honda Accord SE". These models have been a combination of an Honda Accord LX with several Honda Accord EX  features has the same with 1993 10 Anniversary Edition, Honda Accord LX. - CAR REVIEW