Saturday, September 30, 2017

Oddball F23A Swapped: 1997 Honda Accord EX Wagon

If you visit the island of Japan you will find many people driving small wagons, but for whatever reason the Japanese product planners decided that American buyers didn't want (or deserve?) to get the 5-door version of most of their machines.  An exception is the 5th generation of the Honda Accord, like this 1997 Honda Accord EX Wagon offered here on eBay for $2,800 buy-it-now or make-offer, located in Irvine, CA.

From the seller:
 FOR SALE: :- (
*My very rare '97 Factory Black Honda Accord EX Wagon with a upgraded 2.3L/F23A Motor

*Last year produced

*I am the second owner. Purchased car from the dealer in 2000

Car Mileage: 220,000

Motor Mileage: 101,000 ('99 Accord 2.3L/F23A ULEV-VTEC)

Rebuilt Transmission Mileage: Only 25,200!

Tire Mileage: Only 13,582! - Kumho Ecsta 4X Tires (215/45R17) 

Title: Salvage 
(from a minor rear-end collision, no frame damage)
EX Model = Power Door Locks, Power Windows, Power Moonroof, Power-Lift Driver Seat, Cruise Control, Front & Rear Disk Brakes
Exterior color: BLACK 
(Only about 10% of the car, roof and top edges of doors, has typical OEM paint fading. The other 95% is glossy) 

Interior color: GRAY 
(Excellent condition. No other Accord of this age will be nicer. Shows true pride of ownership) 

*17" TSW Imola Wheels. (Re-power coated a few years back)

*Suspension is stock. Car is not lowered.

*KN Air Filter

*Pioneer Premier CD player + upgraded Sony speakers.

*Sirius Satellite Radio Tuner with Remote (Mounted in the glove box)

*Brand new battery, just purchased this month.

*(1) Ignition Key + (1) Valet Key included.

*The factory radio, front grill and roof rail cross bars are also included


See a better way to drive something with a roof rack?


  1. Now, is it *swapped* or just *upgraded*? You'd think the ad would have to explain about a swap in some detail. Nope. I could look it up, but that would take 105% of the effort I'm willing to put into such an investigation.

  2. Price reflects the salvage title. Unfortunate

  3. Looks like he put in a slightly later Accord four cylinder mill. A more interesting swap is an H22A - I've driven a sixth generation Accord with one of those, and it makes for a very different driving experience than the usual appliance. It wasn't fully sorted, though, and I wasn't looking for a project.

  4. Just spotted this one
    1991 wagon m/t
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    I had a 91 Accord it was a fantastic car. Never needed anything and great build quality.


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