National Geographic : 1979 Jan
We designed a Honda for the real world. Some of the other automobile manufacturers are fond of showing their cars tearing around a test track or running an obstacle course full of pylons. And that's fine with us. We have a test track at Honda, too. But stop and think a minute. When was the last time you had to avoid a pylon? The real world isn't pylons. It's potholes. We designed all our Hondas with front-wheel drive. This means our cars have good traction, a characteristic that is particularly welcome when you're driving in rain or snow. Add to this the precise control that comes with rack and pinion steering and power-assisted front disc brakes, and you find yourself with an exceptionally agile car. ©1978 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.