Cheap Long Roof: 1997 Honda Accord LX Wagon – Sold?

Jun 2021 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

July 13, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

There was a time when the fifth-generation Honda Accord was everywhere, from the office parking lot to the interstate, grocery store to the soccer field. A tremendously popular generation of Honda’s best-seller, it was also offered in wagon form, and if you thought the sedan was extinct, the long roof is even more so. This 1997 Accord LX wagon is originally listed in June 2011 on Craigslist in Tampa, Florida with recent maintenance completed and close to 240,000 miles on the clock for $3,495.  Comparing this price against the NADA Price Guide confirms this private seller has his high-mileage Accord priced fairly, with “Average” retail pegged at $4,175.

While some enthusiasts may not consider the modern-era Accord a collector car, it certainly has the hallmarks of one. From the sharp design to the bulletproof reliability to the fantastic front-wheel-drive chassis, Honda never shorted its customers on driving enjoyment even when building vehicles designed to lug commuters to and from work for hundreds of thousands of miles at a time. Though the United States didn’t get the hotted-up “R”-spec cars that terrorized tracks in Japan and Europe, plenty of aftermarket modifications are available to liven up the driving experience of your mother’s Accord. Sure, it will never be worth much, but minty specimens of the top-trim EX with a manual gearbox go for good money and go quickly.

If you want an Accord wagon that will appreciate quickly, the previous generation model is the way to go. It came in EX-spec trim with the polished alloy wheels, fog lights, and the option of three pedals, which make it the enthusiast’s choice if you’re building a collection of long roofs. This later car is nothing to sneeze at, either, especially considering the extreme value it offers as a practical daily classic given the vast cargo space behind the driver. It would be an excellent choice for a trackside support vehicle, especially if painted the vibrant orange-and-white color scheme of Acura’s early 2000s “Realtime Racing” racing team. This 1997 LX may have high miles, but it’s clearly been loved considering the respectable cosmetics, clean interior, and shockingly stain-free cargo bay. The seller lists several new parts and cold air conditioning among its attributes, and it sounds like a turnkey driver if we’ve ever seen one. Good luck with the purchase if you take this Accord wagon home!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Super clean Honda Accord LX WAGON- Ice cold air – Like new Tires- New brakes and Rotors- New radiator – Battery – Brake booster – Lots of maintenance done – interior is in great shape – not perfect but good

Runs and Drives Great

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