Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Honda Accord 1978

What's on this page

Honda Accord 1978

The 1978 Honda Accord range of configurations is currently priced from $1,800.

Honda Accord 1978 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Honda Accord here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • I always think the cam drive system is a critical factor for engine reliability and longevity. Does Honda's Accord feature a timing chain or belt?

    The question of a Honda Accord timing belt or chain is not exactly a simple one to answer as there have been various permutations of the Accord theme sold in Australia over the years. In fact, even though they all bore Accord badges, the various Accord models have often been quite different from each other, including some very different models that sold alongside each other at the same time. So here’s how it pans out:

    Very early Honda Accords sold here used toothed rubber timing belts, but those cars from 1977 through to the mid-90s are now pretty old, hard to find and don’t really make it to most people’s short-lists when shopping for a new second-hand car.

    Fast forward to 1997, and we start to get into cars that might still have some broad appeal as second-hand buys. Of those, the 1997 to 2003 Accord used two engines, a 2.3-litre four-cylinder and a 3.0-litre V6. Both those engines used a toothed, rubber timing belt which needs to be changed at 100,000km intervals.

    For 2003 to 2007 Accords, the engine choices remained a four-cylinder and a V6, but now the former was from Honda’s K Series of engines and featured a timing chain rather than a rubber belt. The V6 remained the same as the previous model. For 2008 to 2013 Accords, the news was similar with the four-cylinder carried over (with its timing chain) and the V6 enlarged to 3.5 litres but still from the same family of engines (and still with its rubber timing belt). In fact, that was to remain a theme for the whole of Accord production with the smaller engine using a timing chain and the V6 getting a rubber belt. Even the very last Accord, the current-model, uses a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a timing chain, while the hybrid Accord uses an unconventional petrol engine, also with a timing chain.

    If, however, we’re talking about the Accord Euro which was sold here right alongside the Accord between 2003 and 2015, the question is a bit simpler as only one engine was offered in that car; a 2.4-litre four-cylinder which used a timing chain (it was also from Honda’s K Series family).

    Beyond that, the task of the timing chain or timing belt is exactly the same: They take drive from the engine’s crankshaft to the camshaft and, in the process, keep all the moving parts in harmony. Many car makers moved away from a timing chain to the rubber, toothed drive belt as a way of simplifying engine design and driving down the cost of each engine. The rubber timing belt is also quieter in its operation and is also less prone to stretching (as a timing chain can) so the camshaft (commonly referred to as the cam) stays in perfect synch with the rest of the engine’s rotating parts. The timing belt is a simpler design because it doesn’t need to be tensioned via oil pressure from the engine as many timing chain systems are.

    The timing chain, meanwhile, is preferred by some manufacturers because it should last the lifetime of the engine and never need replacement. This isn’t always the case, however, and some engines designs from a variety of manufacturers suffer problems in this regard. But, in a properly maintained engine of sound design, the timing chain should never need attention, while the rubber timing belt generally requires periodic replacement.

    Show more
  • Honda Accord: Key fob replacement

    Without knowing more it's hard to give an accurate answer. There are circumstances where you can go to an automotie locksmith if a dealer is hard to get to. You can read more indepth information about how to replace your car keys here.

    Show more
  • Mazda 6 2004 vs Honda Accord 2008: Which should I buy?

    Until you described the condition I would have said the Mazda, but if the condition were only fair I would think twice about it. On the surface it’s the better option, but I would want it checked by an expert to get a true reading on the overall condition. The Honda could be a good buy, the mileage isn’t excessive for the age, but you have to think about the future and what could happen in the next 2 to 3 years.

    Show more
  • How much is my 2005 Honda Accord worth?

    Very little. If all was well with the car, and it was in good driving condition it’s only worth $3000-$4000, but if the automatic transmission has to be replaced it’s probably worth $500 or so.

    Show more
See All Honda Accord Q&As
Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.

Honda Accord 1978 Price and Specs

The Honda Accord 1978 is currently available from $1,800 for the Accord (base) up to $3,300 for the Accord (base).

Pricing guides

Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
Highest Price
Honda Accord Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
(base) Hatchback 1.6L Leaded 2 SP AUTO $1,900 $3,300
(base) Hatchback 1.6L Leaded 5 SP MAN $1,800 $3,080
(base) Sedan 1.6L Leaded 2 SP AUTO $1,800 $3,080
(base) Sedan 1.6L Leaded 5 SP MAN $1,800 $3,080
See All Honda Accord 1978 Pricing and Specs

Honda Accord 1978 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1978 Honda Accord will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Honda Accord spans from 13x4.5 inches.

Honda Accord Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
base Hatchback 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
base Sedan 13x4.5 inches 13x4.5 inches
See All Honda Accord 1978 Wheel Sizes

Honda Accord 1978 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1978 Honda Accord is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Honda Accord is available with the following fuel type: Leaded.

Honda Accord Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
base Hatchback 1.6L,Leaded,2 SP AUTO
base Hatchback 1.6L,Leaded,5 SP MAN
base Sedan 1.6L,Leaded,2 SP AUTO
base Sedan 1.6L,Leaded,5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Honda Accord 1978 Pricing and Specs

Honda Accord 1978 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1978 Honda Accord are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1620mm x 1360mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Honda Accord 1978 Dimensions  include 1335mm height, 1620mm width, 4125mm length.
Honda Accord Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
base Hatchback 1335x1620x4125 mm 165 mm
base Sedan 1360x1620x4345 mm 165 mm
See All Honda Accord 1978 Dimensions