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Cars > Challenges > “Farley” Vs “Rollerskate”

 

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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The_Dude

M–43
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1980 Honda Accord LX

“Farley”

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

“Rollerskate”

 
Photo of: 1980 Honda Accord
Photo of: 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
 

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About “Farley”

(Disclaimer: The photo IS NOT THE ACTUAL CAR! I'm using one I found online to show what the car looked like.)

After I had my Pacer for a couple of years, I just got tired of poor performance and poor mileage in a car that looked like a bright red fishbowl and pretty much handled like one, too. The Chevy agency had just taken this Accord in trade, and since I had worked at a Honda dealer back when the car was new I was familiar with them and knew Iliked them. I managed to buy it on payroll deduction for a grand total of $1,000. Just try to buy a 5 year old, 60,000 mile, stick shift Honda with new inspection and nearly new tires for $1,000 today... Right, ain't gonna happen! Best of all, I sold the Pacer to a co-worker for $750, and it needed a clutch!

About “Rollerskate”

I bought this car a year used just to have wheels. It served it's purpose for several years, but I traded out of it as soon as I could afford something that I liked better and suited the size of our family more. Growing kids need more room than the back seat of a Cavalier, and the Pontiac G8 GT that replaced it sure has more room (and more B@!!$ too!) It did get better mileage than the Pontiac, though, and it didn't need Premium to run it's best.. such as it was.

 

Specs for “Farley”

Just the basics for a 1980 Accord - a peppy 1751cc (as I recall) 4 cylinder with a 5-speed transaxle. I never formally timed it, but it was A LOT quicker than the Pacer it replaced, and 30mpg on an average tank of gas was just a bonus!

Specs for “Rollerskate”

2.2L Twincam 4 cylinder engine, Automatic Transmission

0-60: Slow
1/4 Mile: Slow
Top Speed: The speedometer said it would do 110, and it probably would - downhill with a tailwind!

 

Factory Options for “Farley”

None that I know of. As far as I know, the AM/FM radio, remote trunk release, remote gas door release, and remote back door locks (all lever operated!) were all standard.

Factory Options for “Rollerskate”

Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, (but not much POWER! :lmao: ), AM/FM/CD Radio

 

Mods for “Farley”

I polished it out, added a new set of trim rings to replace the originals that had a few curb scrapes, tinted the windows and laid down a set of pinstripes. That's it.

Mods for “Rollerskate”

Are you kidding? This was just cheap transportation!

 

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Points for Farley Total Votes Points for Rollerskate
27 8 13

 

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