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    FYI - V6 Accord

    I just read the article about this car
    Car and Driver clocked a 5.9 0-60, 14.5 1/4 mile!!
    It seems that ever since I bought my WRX all other cars are getting faster and faster (at least on paper).



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    The more depressing part is that it will take out a stock WRX from a roll on race. I'm not in the least worried though!
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    Was this the 6-speed coupe version?

    Damn that's fast for a family sedan! Remember years ago when the world's best sports cars put up these kind of numbers?
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    I'm SURE that is the 6 speed coupe. 240hp stock. Add an intake: an honest 10hp, add premium fuel: another honest 10hp.
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    Very impressive performance indeed, at least in a straight line. Combine that with rock solid Honda reliability, nice ergonomics, etc, and you get a nice package.

    No offense intended to Honda owners, but I just can't ever see myself in an Accord. There's just no personality to the car; no soul. I guess I just don't like coming to a four-way-stop, and having 2 of the other cars there look just like me.

    OTOH, I'd better get my savings up enough to move to Cobb Stage 2, so I have a hope of keeping up with a V6!
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    Accord 6 speed is a nice car.

    You won't find Accord 6speed in the 4 way stop and find any other one at all. They are rare to get. Carbon Fiber dash, great ergonomics, nice torque, and HP. And you know Honda is reliable. Very nice, but it does not handle well. ANd I think it's too pricey.

    I work at a Honda. I think it's a great car, but it's so hard to get. And clutch sucks a$$. Is it a good car? Hell yeah, yet still not too much of a personality in the car. Needs to suspension and 20-40 more HP and/or torque. And needs nice LSD.

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    Originally posted by soulsweeper
    You won't find Accord 6speed in the 4 way stop and find any other one at all.
    Perhaps, but you'll almost certainly see a car that looks close enough. Just nothing there in the aesthetics department to set it apart.

    Don't get me wrong; I think Honda's quality and execution is second to none. I think that they build excellent engines. Just not the car for me. I ALMOST got excited about the Acura TSX, 'til I saw the specs.
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    Ah, tell me about it. $30k is a lot for a car these days with a low-torque 4-cylinder engine in a fairly heavy vehicle. Don't get me wrong, it has great Honda precision and nice performance - but it needs FI or something to stand out more. Honda's scared of FI, though.
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    I have a 5AT V6 Accord sedan.

    It dosen't handle too brilliantly and the front end floats a little because of the weight of the V6. There's usually a wet gutter thing across the intersection where I turn to get into my house.

    Wrxg0blin's WRX just goes around the corner like it's dry. My parents' FR cars (Even the lexus with a V8 over the front wheels) take it with little complaint. But with the Accord, the nose keeps going straight but my steering wheel is cranked very far to the right. TCS kicks in sometimes.

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    Oh yeah...it sucks gas like a muscle car in the city, or seems to because the gas gauge has a million markings on it. Good low-end torque, absolutely brilliant automatic transmission that keeps the TC locked as low as 1500rpm. Gets 26-28mpg on the freeway.

    I'm gonna race wrxg0blin whenever I get around to an oil change.
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    Originally posted by Integra96
    Ah, tell me about it. $30k is a lot for a car these days with a low-torque 4-cylinder engine in a fairly heavy vehicle. Don't get me wrong, it has great Honda precision and nice performance - but it needs FI or something to stand out more. Honda's scared of FI, though.
    Actually, the V6 Accord is a V6 (hehe) and it has a decent amount of torque for a Honda...But I wouldn't drive it, too much money and as someone said, you see them everywhere around here...no originality at all.

    The sucker can run a mid 14 second 1/4 mile though, which is nice for a stock family sedan. Wouldn't touch it over a Rex though, that's for sure...
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    Originally posted by smokey
    Actually, the V6 Accord is a V6 (hehe) and it has a decent amount of torque for a Honda...
    Actually, he was talking about the Acura TSX, which is a i-VTEC four-banger. We got off on a little tangent there for a bit..
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    Originally posted by RayfieldsWRX
    Actually, he was talking about the Acura TSX, which is a i-VTEC four-banger. We got off on a little tangent there for a bit..
    Oh, my bad...that car disappointed me as well. I thought the extra displacement might actually lead to some more power (it did give it more torque) but the heavy ass ***** countered that

    Handles really nice from what I hear though..
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    Maybe a Type-S version with a few more HP will be offered in the future... (talking about the TSX...)
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    I doubt it - Honda is stupid and doesn't want to infringe on its other car sales, such as the V6 Accord and the S2K.

    That's why they didn't bring the RSX Type R over, because it would have hurt the S2K's sales...and that's why I don't believe they will ever introduce a TSX-S or TSX-R with more power because it will infringe on the Accord's sales.

    To me, Honda is dropping the ball big time when it comes to sporty cars. The S2K is great, but totally maxed out unless you have the loot to go F/I.

    The RSX-S is a nice little car, but its FWD so there's always that major constraint. There are great turbo applications out there, but once again, that's a lot of loot. Compared to the rest of the playing field, they are a step behind for sure right now.

    WRX - cheap and easy to mod
    SRT-4 - same
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