Itâ€™s a running joke around here, but like the best humor, it comes from a kernel of truth: TTAC should always write about Hondas. Every article â€” Honda. Readers just can’t seem to get enough of the Big H.
California filmmaker Max Lanman knows whatâ€™s up. Either heâ€™s been lurking in TTACâ€™s Slack, or heâ€™s hacked our Google Analytics â€” but in the course of a day, nearly half a million people have tuned in to his commercial showcasing an eBay auction for his girlfriendâ€™s well-used 1996 Honda Accord.
As expected, itâ€™s working.
As of this writing â€” and with six days left on the auction â€” 87 bids have been registered, sitting (for now) at $20,400.
The power of social media compels you to bid, apparently. Kelley Blue Book gives this magnificent pride of Marysville a somewhat lower value:
One could even drive home a brand-new, Ace of Base-approved Honda Civic LX Coupe for but $540 more:
Overall, this Accord seems to be in reasonable condition for its age. The southern California location has helped, certainly â€” salt will destroy a 1990s Honda in short order. The leather looks to be well-worn, but serviceable. The bumpers show evidence of parking by Braille, and the Autocheck report provided by eBay shows evidence of two prior accidents. Still, when considering a collector’s item such as this beauty, those are minor data points.
It seems the port-installed front-seat coffee maker is not included in the sale, however.
So, intrepid car buyers of the BB â€“ at what dollar figure do you think this will top out?
[Images: eBay; Screenshots courtesy YouTube, Kelley Blue Book, Honda]