Honda introduced its Accord in 1976 as a compact car. It was economical, well-built, and fun to drive. Over the years Accords got bigger, and by 1989 they could accommodate families. In 1989 Accord became the first Japanese nameplate to become the best selling car in the United States. Ironically, many Accords, including this one, were built at Honda's plant in Marysville, Ohio.